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Packers Head To Dallas For Offensive Showdown

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Green Bay Packers Meet Cowboys In Jerry World

The Packers face off with the Cowboys for the first time since the dramatic 2017 Divisional Playoff matchup. Cheeseheads watched their beloved Packers walk away with a win in that game, and hope to see another W at the conclusion of Sunday’s contest. Injuries on the defensive side of the ball are likely to encourage offensive production for both teams. However, many big names will be active when the time comes to begin the offensive showdown.

Rodgers Highlights Offensive Showdown

Aaron Rodgers has been one of the most dominant forces in the league this year. After beginning the year as 1 of 2 quarterbacks to throw for 300 yards each week, he tossed four touchdowns on just 26 passes against the Bears. According to Pro Football Reference, Rodgers has won 5 of his last six against the Cowboys. Additionally, he has thrown just two interceptions while accounting for 13 touchdowns in those games.

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In the red zone, the Packers have been nearly unstoppable. Team Rankings shows that Green Bay has the highest percentage of converting touchdowns this season at over 78%. The next closest team is not within 8%. On the other hand, the Packers defense will need to tread lightly. The Dallas offense ranks third when let into the Red Zone in the past three games.

Keep An Eye On Injuries

Unfortunately a common factor for Green Bay, injuries have decimated their offensive and defensive lines. Many previously injured have more potential to play heading into this week, according to the Packers website. Starting tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle) are both questionable heading into the game. However, Mike Daniels looks to return to action after missing a pair of weeks with a hip injury. Last year’s sack leader, Nick Perry, looks to rejoin him on defense as well. Meanwhile, free agent signing Ahmad Brooks is questionable.

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Davante Adams’ status remains up in the air, as he will need to pass concussion protocol Saturday before the game. Plus Ty Montgomery is unlikely to play after breaking ribs but is still day-to-day following the injury.

Cornerbacks Quinten Rollins and Davon House practiced fully to close the week but remain questionable. Regrettably, Joe Thomas has already been ruled out of the Week 5 affair.

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