Packers answer new call on offense
GREEN BAY, Wis. — With his offense mired by inconsistency this season, Packers coach Mike McCarthy decided to make a change this week.
He's calling the plays again in Green Bay.
Eddie Lacy ran for 124 yards and a touchdown and fellow running back James Starks added two scores in a win over the Cowboys.
Green Bay has a one-game lead in the NFC North over Minnesota after its second straight victory.
With 435 yards and 29 first downs, the Packers were better on offense despite still struggling at times with penalties and short-yardage situations.
McCarthy took back play-calling responsibility from associate head coach Tom Clements. He called it a tough personal decision to make with a longtime assistant. "But professionally it was what I felt I needed to do," McCarthy said.
Instead of suggesting plays to Clements, as he had the past four weeks, it was now Clements suggesting plays to McCarthy.