Green Bay Packers Defeat Dallas Cowboys 34-31 Thanks To Last-Second Field Goal
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2014 season after a thrilling finish over the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington.
Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, and the Packers edged the NFC's top-seeded Cowboys 34-31 on Sunday. The kick was set up by a Jared Cook 35-yard reception as he was sliding out of bounds.
Rodgers threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers (12-6) won their eighth straight.
The Cowboys (13-4) rallied twice, first from 18 points down and again after the Packers went up 31-28 with 1:33 left on a 56-yard field goal by Crosby.
But Rodgers had the ball last to set up Crosby for the winning field goal.
The Packers will visit Atlanta in Rodgers' third NFC title game.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh's Chris Boswell set an NFL postseason record with six field goals and the Pittsburgh Steelers eliminated the second-seeded Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 to reach next Sunday's AFC championship at New England.
The Patriots beat the Steelers 27-16 on Oct. 23 when Pittsburgh was without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was out with a knee injury. The Steelers have won nine straight games.