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Byron Jones Still Can’t Believe Aaron Rodgers’ Throw

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After trailing by 18 points, the Dallas Cowboys were able to come all the way back, eventually tying the game at 31 apiece with under a minute to go. With Aaron Rodgers facing a third and 20, it appeared we were heading to overtime.

However, Rodgers made one of the best throws ever to put Green Bay in field goal position and it left safety Byron Jones in awe.

“It’s one of those plays where it’s just like, ‘Really, Rodgers?’ I mean, he threw a dime on the move,” Jones said. “You don’t see stuff like that. Quarterbacks like that, they find those small holes in the zone and they can just take advantage of it, and Rodgers was able to do that.”

Jones explained the situation.

“So we were in a zone coverage, Cover 2,” Jones said. “I’m an underneath dropper, and you know, we all understand what Rodgers is gonna do. We understand he’s gonna leave the pocket, so the play’s gonna be extended. The zone kind of gets all warped up when he holds the ball and he’s running outside the pocket. I kept my eyes on Rodgers like I’m coached to do and tried to defend my seam, and then of course you got Cook sneaking behind me and he catches it on the sideline.”

No defense could’ve stopped that throw from Rodgers.

Source: Pro Football Talk


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Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.