There are not many teams that Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones enjoys playing more than the Dallas Cowboys. An El Paso, Texas native, Jones grew up a Cowboys fan, but has made running all over his childhood team a staple of his own stellar career with the Packers.
In three regular season games against the Cowboys, Jones has posted stat lines of:
- 19 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown
- 19 carries for 107 yards and four touchdowns
- 24 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown
Last night in the Packers’ wild card matchup with Dallas, Jones had 21 carries for 118 yards and three touchdowns.
If one were to add up these numbers, one would see that in four games against the Cowboys (including the playoffs), Jones has scored nine touchdowns. His regular season averages against them see him posting 20 carries for 123 yards (6.0 yards per carry) and two touchdowns per game.
While Jones’ dominance of the Cowboys last night was nothing new, his performance did set him atop the Packers record book in one key stat.
Aaron Jones Is Now the Green Bay Packers’ All-Time Leader in Postseason Rushing Touchdowns
Jones’ three touchdown performance against Dallas gave him seven rushing touchdowns in his postseason career. He now holds the Packers’ franchise record for most postseason rushing touchdowns. Below is their top-10 list:
- Aaron Jones- 7
- Edgar Bennett- 5
- John Kuhn- 4
- Aaron Rodgers- 4
- Dorsey Levens- 4
- Ryan Grant- 3
- Paul Hornung- 3
- Ahman Green- 3
- Ty Montgomery- 2
- Elijah Pitts- 2 (five others have 2)
Incredibly, Jones has climbed to the top of this list despite playing in far fewer postseason games than others near the top of the list. Levens played in 14 playoff games with the Packers and Bennett played in 10.
Aaron Jones Ties a Green Bay Packers Record Held by Ryan Grant
As seen above, Ryan Grant is on the Packers’ top ten list for career postseason touchdowns with three. All three of those came in one game, an dominant 201-yard performance against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2008 divisional round.
Now, Jones and Grant are tied for the Packers’ record for most rushing touchdowns in a game with three. Only five other Packers players have scored at least two rushing touchdowns in a postseason game:
- Ty Montgomery
- Ahman Green
- Edgar Bennett
- Travis Williams
- Elijah Pitts
Pitts’ two rushing touchdowns came in Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Aaron Jones Is Now Second on the Green Bay Packers’ Postseason Total Touchdown List
Jones now has eight total touchdowns in his playoff career with the Packers. This ties him for second with former teammate Davante Adams:
- Antonio Freeman- 12
- Jones- 8
- Adams- 8
- John Kuhn- 7
- Greg Jennings- 6
- Dorsey Levens- 6
- Randall Cobb- 5
- Jordy Nelson- 5
- Bennett- 5
- Boyd Dowler- 5