The Packers have allowed a total of only 171 yards in four games.
The rookie, Ezekiel Elliotts remain on fire and this week the Cowboys visit the Green Bay Packers, who were home last Sunday night at Lambeau Field and methodically dispatched the New York Giants. “If you want to make it bigger, that’s up to you guys”. It’s not surprising that the Cowboys are underdogs on the road, but the betting line indicates that oddsmakers still give Green Bay an advantage over Dallas on a neutral field.
The toughest test yet of the season looms on Sunday for the Green Bay Packers’ league-best run defense. “We’ll have our biggest challenge to date this weekend”.
But, recently, Bryant was spotted running the jogging routes before the game against the Bengals at Week 5. “Down the road, that”s one of the worst things you could do is start thinking down the road from where we are and what could happen. They were eliminated three straight years in the playoffs by Dallas, twice in the Divisional Round and once in the NFC Championship game. The Packers have no running backs on the active roster after Lacy and Starks, though they have used Cobb and fellow receiver Ty Montgomery in the backfield at times. There is hope he can play on Sunday, but if he can’t Doug Free would play his position, Zack Martin will move over to play Free’s position on the right side of the line and Joe Looney will start at right guard.
“I’ve got to be more accurate and I will”, Rodgers said. How well Dak Prescott adjusts to the single-high looks should ultimately decide how long the defense stacks the box. Even when an individual player gets credit for a tackle, Green Bay’s young active linebackers are nearly always around the ball.
Prescott has looked more than human all season and will need to continue to do so, and the same goes for Elliott. “Because I’ve seen a lot of stuff where how is that a catch and that’s not a catch. He’s running through holes and scoring touchdowns”. The fourth-round draft pick is proving to be a first-round talent, setting a rookie record with 155 pass attempts with no interceptions.
Elliott is already arguably the most talented back in the league and Prescott is a huge threat to take off and run.
Prescott will be the most mobile quarterback the Packers have faced after getting Blake Bortles, Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning in their first four games. After his injury last season, Dallas put him on the injured reserve and then couldn’t win a game with their backup quarterbacks. The Lions line protected well and Stafford, unable to find anyone open, took off up the middle before sliding at his 39-yard line.
It’s probably a little bit of both, but against the Packers, that ground game is likely to be stifled.
Rodgers was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2005 National Football League draft and served as Favre’s back-up from 2005 to ’07.