However, it wasn't enough for the competitive side of Adams, who took all of the necessary steps during the last week to ensure he's available for the Packers' seemingly annual meeting with the Dallas Cowboys.
According to an enterprising Wikipedia user, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has at least a partial deed to the stadium. Butler got loose for a 49-yard gain in the scramble drill in the first quarter, but he was not targeted again until late in the game.
Then Rodgers flung a ball into the flat to tight end Martellus Bennett. The walk-off field goal by Mason Crosby.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers, threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining, finishing with three TD tosses while lifting Green Bay over Dallas 35-31.
And Rodgers knew just how to use it.
Even if you took away Aaron Rodgers' game-winning touchdown drive, Packers-Cowboys was still the best game this season. "I've got to expand my vocabulary". "[Rodgers] threw it exactly where it had to be". Great play by Damarius.
Dak Prescott, who had touchdown passes on Dallas' first three drives, put the Cowboys in front on an 11-yard touchdown run with 1:13 remaining to cap a 17-play drive that lasted nearly nine minutes. Sunday's 35-31 victory over the Cowboys put Green Bay at 4-1 on the season with a rivalry matchup on the road against the Vikings up next. "I think we all did".
Having him available ended up boding well for the Packers, who needed to match the high-powered offense of the Cowboys that was as-advertised on Sunday.
The Raiders host the Chargers and Chiefs the next two weeks, during which time they'll wait on Derek Carr (back) but wonder how else they can get their mojo back. We've got a bye week to prepare.
Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving had a shot at Rodgers on the play and was almost at a loss for words we can use on TV.
"Our identity is that when we have to have it, there's zero excuses", Rodgers said. A big point of emphasis coming into this ballgame was to keep him in the pocket as much as we could.
"They're clogging in the inside of the field for me", Prescott said. "The guy's a magician getting out of there and making plays".
On Dak Prescott's touchdown run, outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks bit heavily on a play-fake to Elliott, giving the quarterback the avenue to score. They did that with the help of an offense that stayed on the field for 18:50 of the first two quarters. Green Bay simply dominated in the third frame, owning the time of possession, 11:28 to 3:32.
With that, the Cowboys head into their bye week saddled with a two-game losing streak and a 2-3 record. He also played his first clean game of the season, and the result is Baltimore, at 3-2 and again tied with Pittsburgh atop the division, heading home to host the Bears on short rest. But unlike early in the season where we saw Montgomery take nearly all of the work, we could now see a 1-2 punch between the two. His longest play of the season so far is only 36 yards.