Packers radio call of Mason Crosby’s OT kick makes ending losing streak vs. Cowboys even sweeter

Green Bay Packers place kicker Mason Crosby. (Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)
Green Bay Packers place kicker Mason Crosby. (Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) /

Mason Crosby’s overtime winner against the Cowboys snapped a five-game losing streak for Green Bay. The Packers radio call captured it perfectly.

Dallas Cowboys fans have had Mason Crosby in their nightmares before. He was there again on Sunday night when he kicked the game-winning field goal from 28 yards out to give the Packers a comeback victory at Lambeau.

Crosby was limited all week with a back issue. He didn’t handle kickoffs because of it. It didn’t matter with the game on the line because kicking game-winners for the Packers against the Cowboys is just what Crosby does.

Sunday’s kick is made all the better by the Packers radio broadcast.

Packers radio call of Mason Crosby’s OT winner captures the moment

“AND THERE IS YOUR DAGGER,” Wayne Larrivee exclaimed as the kick made it through the uprights.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve watched the replay a million times. Hearing it only makes it more magical.

Green Bay needed that. The five-game losing streak they’d suffered through coming into the game would have been made even worse by getting beat by former head coach Mike McCarthy on the other sideline.

It looked like it would be more of the same from the Packers. They took a 14-7 lead in the second quarter on a 58-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers to Christian Watson and then a 12-yard Aaron Jones scoring run. However, they blew it by giving up a touchdown to Dalton Schultz with eight seconds to go. Then they conceded two more touchdowns to Dallas in the third quarter to fall behind 28-14.

If Cowboys fans celebrated then, they did it way too early. Now all they have is to complain about the refs because Watson caught two more touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including one that forced overtime with two and a half minutes to play in regulation.

After McCarthy went for a risky fourth down in OT and Green Bay stopped them short, Rodgers drove his team down the field to set up Crosby’s dagger kick.

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