Green Bay Packers defeat Dallas Cowboys, 45-7

Green Bay — The Green Bay Packers' offense wasn't exactly missing in action over the first eight games of the season.

But it couldn't be defined as prolific, either, and a lot of people were wondering when quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his receivers would start clicking.

On Sunday night, the clicking started and never stopped, turning into a drumbeat of efficiency in a 45-7 victory over the downtrodden Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field.

Rodgers completed 27 of 34 pa...

Green Bay — How many ways is it possible to blunt the points of a star?

If you're Green Bay rookie Sam Shields, you could take the ball away from Dallas receiver Miles Austin and then shake hands with Nick Collins like the Packers defensive backs were auditioning for an old-time movie.

If you're sack-monster Clay Matthews, you could take down an aging quarterback and add a spin move to your celebratory pose.

If you're Aaron Rodgers, you could absorb Terrence Matth...

Green Bay — Two famed football franchises met in ideal weather conditions Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

The Green Bay Packers covered themselves with glory.

The Dallas Cowboys covered themselves with shame.

Turning in their finest overall performance since a 37-3 rout of Chicago on the same field in mid-November 2008, the Packers butchered the Cowboys, 45-7, to enhance their image as a bona fide Super Bowl contender.

"We played a complete football game tonight...

Green Bay — Opposing defenses had not picked on Green Bay rookie cornerback Sam Shields so far.

Dallas decided to take a shot.

But now that Shields has made a big play on prime-time television, future opponents will probably think twice about doing anything like that.

Shields ran stride for stride with Dallas' receiver Miles Austin in the first quarter Sunday night as quarterback Jon Kitna prepared to throw down the field.

Shields made a move to gain the inside...