Packers vs. Cowboys Preview: Three Key Matchups and Prediction

Packers vs. Cowboys Preview: Three Key Matchups and Prediction

Back in 2013, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers injured and the Packers coming off a Thanksgiving drubbing in Detroit, Green Bay rallied for a practically season-saving one-point home win over Atlanta. It's possible Irving's finish to a year ago is a flash in the pan, but given that he's only 24 and hadn't had an opportunity prior to his monster final four games, I imagine it wont be.

But when the Green Bay Packers' well-traveled tight end opens up - talking beyond the amusing self-descriptions ("In my family, I'm the rainbow", "I'm the Captain of Fun" and "I'm everybody's BFF" among them) and book recommendations (from children's classics such as Dr. Seuss and Winnie the Pooh to Paulo Coelho, Malcolm Gladwell and Eckhart Tolle) and non-football non sequiturs (this week's: "Sprinkles are delicious on cake!" as part of a discussion about winning a championship) - you realize that he's one self-aware cat who had evolved as a player and a person during his previous nine NFL seasons with four teams. Aaron Rodgers didn't burn up the yardage last week, but he threw four touchdowns and was 18 of 26 for 179 yards. "Just trusting the process and that's what we did previous year at 4-6, just knowing we had the guys, we just needed to execute a little better". S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has three interceptions in past four road games. If they run like Gurley against the Cowboys, it'll look like the Denver game.

Whoever gets the assignment, it will be a stiff test that will go a long way toward determining the Packers' third corner for the next few weeks.

"That's always something that's important, for guys to have the opportunity to get to play with each other and know each other that much better on the field", linebacker Justin Durant said. "We are going to do it". Green was in the lineup for Week 2 when the Cowboys couldn't move the ball and he would've had his work cut out for him against the Rams.

"I feel normal", he said. This team is 2-2 after facing Eli Manning, Trevor Siemian, Carson Palmer and Jared Goff. Williams has been widely thought of as the Packers' best "pure runner" on their roster. Left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (ankle) have each missed time to injuries, leaving Green Bay having to rely on a patchwork front in the win over Chicago. Now, it would make things much more hard with a loss to the Packers, but it's not a must-win game. The Cowboys have 2016 All-Pro linemen at multiple positions including former Wisconsin center Travis Frederick, former Alabama tackle Tyron Smith and former Notre Dame guard Zack Martin. They have to be better than that against these Green Bay Packers. They have only managed one winning season since 2004, but they visit 1-3 Cincinnati with renewed vigor. Veteran Davon House could also be nearing a return after missing time with a quad injury.

Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-2).

He has fit in well so far, at least in the locker room, even if his statistical contributions have not been what he'd hoped they'd be.

"They're big", he said. The Packers quarterback led the league with 40 touchdown passes last season and he is on track to push that tally close for the second year in succession.

Prescott threw six touchdown passes and was intercepted just twice in both games against Green Bay a year ago.

For a number of Cowboys, those two playoff losses were crushing. So far Elliott has only broken the 100-yard mark once.

The Cowboys are 13-31 ATS in their last 44 games as home favorites.

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