Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told our sister station in Green Bay on Wednesday that he has friends who were at the concert in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire at the crowd. Rodgers threw for four TDs as they cruised to a 35-14 victory.
Of course, the Super Bowl is the primary objective this season but it would be nice for Rodgers to receive individual recognition. They have yet to have all five starters on the offensive line play together, however, the injury report for this game is projecting well for them to have their first chance for them to be together with each of the injured tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari participating in practice, albeit in a limited fashion, every day this week. That loss aside, they’ve won all three of their home games. The Cowboys jumped out to a 17-6 lead in the 2nd quarter, but could not stop RB Todd Gurley and the Rams offense for the rest of the game.
Jason Garrett’s club is heading into their bye week after this game and they’ll be highly motivated to spend the time off above.500. For the first time, he focused exclusively on middle linebacker in the off-season.
IN THIS CORNER: Green Bay cornerback Kevin King appears to have secured a starting job five games into his rookie season.
A quick overview of three storylines that could help determine the outcome of Sunday afternoon’s showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. If the Packers can’t get a handle on Ezekiel, Dak Prescott and the play action game will be problematic. They’ve had one already this season. They need an explosive offense to keep up on the scoreboard. If there is a concern, it’s a negative as Green Bay managed to sack Mike Glennon just one time.
Wide Receiver Dez Bryant si always a handful for any secondary.
In spite of the loss, quarterback Dak Prescott had a solid game. In Week 1 Dallas got all over Eli Manning as well.
In his rookie year, Lawrence missed eight games with a broken foot and failed to record any regular season sacks – though he got two of them in postseason.
To the naked eye too, it’s Green Bay who’ve been looking the better.
Dallas TE Jason Witten might have slowed down some with age, but his production value still remains very serviceable. He also has 18 receptions for 129 receiving yards and one score. Look for this primetime game to be a high scoring game. These two teams are projected to be a couple of the best teams in the NFC. While the injuries continue to pile up offensively, Aaron Rodgers (81.0 overall grade) has compensated with his traditional solid play.
The Cowboys lost to the Rams at home last week, which showed their defensive flaws.
With all due respect to Clay Mathews, Jordy Nelson, and the few stars who freckle the roster, the Packers are a bunch of guys and Aaron Rodgers.
Again, this is another game that I expect to be close.
It was a year ago, in fact, for Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers – before they beat the Cowboys on the road in a divisional playoff on their playmaking quarterback’s improbable completion that set up the winning field goal. They’re the ones keeping us at.500 right now. I like Green Bay getting 2.5 here. The Dallas Cowboys are -2 over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. And so it’s no wonder that their meeting in Dallas on Sunday is all but the stand-alone game of the week.