Packers-Cowboys at a glance

Packers-Cowboys at a glance

Packers-Cowboys at a glance

The Green Bay Packers are 6-1 straight up and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against the Dallas Cowboys.

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The NFC East is looking like it is going to be a highly competitive battle for much of the season, I would not rule the New York Giants out just yet as each team has a fairly hard schedule. If they run like Gurley against the Cowboys, it'll look like the Denver game.

The Cowboys and the Packers entered the 2017 season as two of the favorites to win the NFC.

Green Bay would really like to hit 4-1 but Dallas cannot fall to 2-3. Ezekiel Elliott broke loose for 157 yards on the ground in the Cowboys' 30-16 win. Watch to see how often Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers uses the base defense versus his "Nitro" package to slow down the run game.

The when in this case refers to what's commonly called the "mini bye", when the team is coming off a Thursday night game and has had extra rest, recovery and preparation time before its next contest. "I feel like if I had a better mindset when I was in Dallas, I probably would have been better off", Bennett said of his four years with the Cowboys, who selected him in the second round of the 2008 National Football League draft as a 21-year-old junior out of Texas A&M. It was plenty against a hapless Bears squad. Green Bay's defense, in particular, showed encouraging signs. Rodgers should also have last seasons' breakout receiver Davante Adams available for Sunday after he passed the concussion protocol and is expected to play, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. En route to 49 yards on 13 touches behind a makeshift offensive line that was missing both starting tackles in David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga, he seemed to impress on every hand-off. However, as Werder states, if one game had played out differently, he might have been able to live that dream. Green Bay is being buoyed by Rodgers with the hope of them getting healthy as the season moves along and becoming really unsafe. They did pick him off twice and likely ended his time as a starter in Chicago. 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.

It looks like Dallas will once again be without Sean Lee at linebacker.

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Question: How concerning is Tyron Smith's back troubles? He is now listed as questionable. There's a chance none of them will play.

Prescott has thrown eight touchdown passes, including three in last week's loss, but his three interceptions are one shy of his total from his stellar rookie campaign. Alfred Morris contributed 76 yards on a pair of carries as well. His lone touchdown came in the 2014 playoff game when he caught a 38-yard pass from Tony Romo. WR Dez Bryant had nine catches, 132 yards, two TDs in divisional game. It didn't against the Rams and won't against the Packers.

After a poor showing last week against the Rams, I expect the Dallas D to step up this Sunday.

If the Cowboys had the identical offensive line, of course.

Winning the Super Bowl at the home of their fierce rivals would be fantastic for Packers fans and Rodgers will have to carry this offense.

Trevathan, meanwhile, had his two-game suspension cut to one game, so he'll miss Monday's game against Minnesota. I think this one is another shootout, but Dallas comes out on top.

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