Green Bay Packers: Aaron Jones’ career day headlines standouts vs. Cowboys

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The Green Bay Packers had to fight off a Cowboys comeback but moved to 4-1 with a strong road win in Week 5, led by a monster day from Aaron Jones.

The Green Bay Packers were firmly in the NFL Week 5 spotlight as their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys was the featured late-afternoon game, one of only two games in that time slot. It was a big-time matchup between two possible NFC contenders that also happened to be coming off of their first losses of the year. Thus, the Packers had a lot to prove — and they did at AT&T Stadium.

Despite Aaron Rodgers throwing for under 250 yards and not tossing a touchdown against the Cowboys, the Packers dominated on both sides of the ball. They jumped out to a massive 31-3 lead over the Cowboys late in the third quarter and, though Dallas tried to orchestrate a comeback, they made enough plays (and benefitted from a missed field goal) to secure the 34-24 victory on the road.

Running back Aaron Jones was the talk of the town from the day as, with Rodgers playing pedestrianly, he came up huge with a four-touchdown performance. However, Jones wasn’t the only player to come up big in a vital Week 5 matchup. These are the five Green Bay Packers standouts from the big victory to move the team to 4-1 on the year.

5. Will Redmond, S

When you talk about the big names on the Green Bay Packers defense after the moves they’ve made over the past two offseason, safety Will Redmond usually isn’t among them. For the most part, you would consider him a backup and ancillary piece for this defensive unit. But when called upon against the Cowboys, he stepped up in a big way.

Darnell Savage was forced out of the Week 5 contest due to injury, thus putting Redmond at the back end of the secondary. While he wasn’t perfect in coverage — no one on the Packers secondary was, for what it’s worth — he was a sure tackler that made plays both for the defense and on special teams throughout the night.

Redmond finished the victory over Dallas with nine solo tackles and a pass defense on the night. He kept the Cowboys at bay when the first-round rookie went off the field and made sure that big plays didn’t turn into anything bigger on a couple of plays. Redmond defined a next-man-up mentality by stepping in and showing up well.