The receivers did just about all they could to support a hot-and-cold Matt Flynn in his home state. Jarrett Boykin, in particular, had several impressive catches and is expected to remain a key contributor in the passing game once Rodgers returns to the playing field. It will be interesting to see which direction the front office goes if they are forced to choose between Boykin and James Jones at the No.3 wide receiver spot next season.
As has been the case for most of the season, Lacy did a lot with nothing, turning in a 100-yard rushing performance behind a makeshift offensive line. Equally as impressive as Lacy’s day on the ground was his ability to wear down the Dallas defense on screen passes. Big running backs that can catch the ball well aren’t exactly a dime a dozen; the Packers clearly have their best all-around running back since Ahman Green.
Flynn turned things around in the second half but almost put the Packers in too big a hole in the first half with off-target passes and an interception. While many saw Flynn’s return to Green Bay as potentially permanent, the veteran’s inconsistency down the stretch makes for an interesting decision on backup quarterback during the offseason. At the same time, Flynn knows the system well and may fare better with starters like Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga healthy.
Tony Romo had this way through the air against a suspect-at-best Green Bay secondary, routinely connecting with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten downfield. It has become clear that changes need to be made at the safety position, which could potentially be Micah Hyde’s move from cornerback to strong safety. The Packers have to like what they have at cornerback once Casey Hayward returns next season but will need to make a decision on the aging Tramon Williams, who was ironically this game’s star.