ARLINGTON, Texas -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn led an improbable second-half comeback as the Packers stormed back to nip the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
The Packers were down by 23 points before scoring five touchdowns against a beleaguered Dallas defense, including running back Eddie Lacy's game-winning 1-yarder with 1:31 remaining. Flynn threw four touchdowns after halftime.
Green Bay (7-6-1) remained squarely in the playoff hunt with two games left after a second consecutive win with Flynn under center. The Packers trail both Chicago (8-6) and Detroit (7-6) in the NFC North.
Green Bay has games left with Pittsburgh and at Chicago.
The Packers could also get back quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who missed his sixth straight game against Dallas, back from a cracked collarbone.
The Cowboys (7-7) didn't do themselves any favors with their second straight loss to a backup quarterback. Dallas does continue to control its own destiny in the NFC East, despite being a game back of 8-6 Philadelphia.
The Cowboys end the season at home against the Eagles on Dec. 29 with the division title likely on the line.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo delivered the kind of December performance that plagued him for much of his career. Romo, now 11-17 lifetime in the season's final month, threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns, but had two costly interceptions in the fourth quarter. His second pick by cornerback Tramon Williams ended the game with 1:08 left in the game.
Flynn, the third consecutive backup quarterback to start against Dallas, threw for 299 yards and four scores, as the Packers spent most of the game playing catchup.
Flynn's 11-yard screen pass to James Starks early in the fourth pulled Green Bay within 29-24 before what nearly was another epic Romo mistake.
Williams appeared to intercept a tipped Romo pass on ensuing drive, returning the pick inside the Dallas 10. But the play was challenged and officials ruled the ball hit the ground as Williams was attempting to secure it.
With new life, Romo took the Cowboys the length of the field for a touchdown and 36-24 advantage. Receiver Dez Bryant hauled in a throw over Green Bay defenders in the back of the end zone.
Flynn again took the Packers down the field for a touchdown, connecting with receiver James Jones from three yards out with 4:23 left. Green Bay would get the ball back with 2:50 remaining.
This time Romo wasn't as lucky, as cornerback Sam Shields picked up an intended throw for receiver Miles Austin at the 50-yard line. Lacy bowled in from the 1 seven plays later.
Lacy rushed for 141 yards, his fourth game at least 100, and upped his total to 1,028 on the season.
Dallas took a commanding 26-3 lead into the locker room. Murray's 1-yard touchdown run just before the half capped a dominating two quarters for the Cowboys.
Romo had 250 yards passing and Murray ran for 93 by the break, but was all but forgotten in the second half. The Packers managed just 132 yards as a team in the first half.
The Cowboys scored on their first three possessions, all in the first quarter, to take a 13-3 lead. Romo's 25-yard scoring toss to tight end Jason Witten capped a dynamic opening period for Dallas.
Dallas placekicker Dan Bailey drilled five field goals, including two 50-yarders.
Bryant caught 11 passes for 153 yards to push his total to 1,061 yards on the season. Bryant's career high of 1,382 yards was set last season.
Murray continued his strong play of late with 134 yards rushing and a touchdown. The third-year pro is also closing in on his first 1,000-yard season, needing only 23 yards over the final two weeks.
NOTES: Green Bay was back in Arlington for the first time since winning Super Bowl XLV over Pittsburgh in 2011. ... The win was the Packers' first at Dallas since 1989. ... Dallas had never lost a game in which it led by 20-plus points at halftime. ... QB Aaron Rodgers headlined the list of Green Bay inactives. ... The Cowboys' inactives included MLB Sean Lee, MLB Bruce Carter, CB Morris Claiborne and RS Dwayne Harris. ... Cowboys LB Justin Durant returned after missing multiple games with a hamstring injury but left when he re-aggravated the muscle strain.