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Packers’ aggression leaves Cowboys with no answer

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Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Head coach Matt LaFleur knew immediately the weakness he wanted to exploit. Dallas had strength at the corners with All-Pro DaRon Bland and a still-good Stephon Gilmore. But a steady diet of play-action passes could draw the team’s safety help close to the line of scrimmage, creating a vacuum behind them.

A handful of power runs from Aaron Jones helped sell the game plan. This created a situation where the Packers could get stuffed for no gain and it remained a successful play.

That vacuum is where Jordan Love thrived. Love attacked the middle of the field time and time again, drawing safeties in with play-action, escaping pressure to give his wideouts time to get downfield, then lofting perfectly placed passes into the Cowboys’ blind spot for big gains.

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