He gave his all for the Packers and it paid dividends for them, but the organization knew that the beloved quarterback was eventually going to retire, so they sought out his heir apparent when they drafted Aaron Rodgers with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2005 National Football League draft. The Cowboys rushed for 180 yards last week. The Packers have beaten Dallas quarterbacked by Jon Kitna in 2010, Matt Cassell past year and this week, they’ll see rookie Dak Prescott.
Coach Ron Rivera said running back Jonathan Stewart, listed as questionable, will start against the Saints after missing the last three games because of a hamstring injury.
Big plays that have not been there this year, despite a top-level offensive line. The injury, which Shields called the worst of his career, sidelined him for four games and more than a month of calendar time. They’ve sacked him only twice in the past two meetings (2014 postseason, 2015 regular season), although the good news is DeMarcus Lawrence has one sack in each of those games.
Should be a very exciting game to watch and could come down to one play to decide who wins. The line could be reinforced if key backup Mike Pennel returns to the active roster after being suspended for the first four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Packers are 4-point home favorites versus the Cowboys after opening at that same -4 number. They include his three NFL MVP awards from 1995-97, Green Bay’s Super Bowl XXXI victory in the 1996 season and what Pechauer labels “The Game of His Life” – in which Favre threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-7 road win against the Oakland Raiders on December 22, 2003, a day after his father, Irv, died. Not an easy thing when Green Bay is well-built to counter their strengths.
Kenny Clark, the team’s first-round draft pick, has also played well for a rookie. He is actually more physical than Scandrick. They still have the talent of a top-five squad they just need to finally start playing like one.
Not only is Starks dealing with a knee injury, but he’s not with the team.
Also check status of PACKERS CB Sam Shields, who has missed last 3 games due to a concussion. Well, he did and ended up with 134 rushing yards.
Join us here at APC to see if Green Bay can improve their record to 4-1 against Dallas. Elliott has gained an NFL-leading 31 first downs.
Aaron Rodgers hopes to lead the Packers to their sixth straight win over the Cowboys. The first half of the Lions game notwithstanding, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense are a shell of the powerhouse we’ve seen over the years. The only two running backs on the roster, Lacy and Starks combined for 195 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay’s 28-7 rout of Dallas on December 13. The Cowboys have a winning formula and should have a chance to win in the fourth quarter.