Packers Look to Continue Winning Ways Against Cowboys
The Green Bay Packers hope the magic from Detroit is still with them ten days later at Lambeau Field.
The Packers welcome in the 4-8 Dallas Cowboys Sunday with hopes of winning two games in a row for the first time since October. An Aaron Rodgers hail Mary pass with no time on the clock landed in the arms of Richard Rodgers to give the Packers an improbable win at Ford Field last Thursday, putting Green Bay at 8-4 and in first place in the NFC North thanks to a tiebreaker over the Minnesota Vikings.
Richard Rodgers caught eight passes in Detroit and may have given the Packers an important chain-moving option in the passing game. Ty Montgomery is also closer to playing than he’s been in nearly two months, putting in limited practice time all week for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain. The Pack’s offensive line has also healed during the extended time between games, as only Cory Linsley will miss Sunday’s game. J.C. Tretter will function as the team’s center.
With just four games remaining in the regular season, the Packers are closing in on an NFC playoff spot despite losing four of five games at one point. They’ve lost their last two games at Lambeau Field to division foes Detroit and Chicago, giving Aaron Rodgers his first two game losing streak at home in this decade.
Burlington native Tony Romo is out for the season, so Matt Cassel will lead the Cowboys offense into Lambeau Sunday. Darren McFadden, the Cowboys lead running back this season, fumbled twice but scored a touchdown in Dallas’s Monday night win, keeping the Cowboys playoff hopes alive despite their 4-8 record. The first place team in the NFC East is 5-7.
After Dallas, the Packers travel to Oakland and Arizona on back to back weeks. The Cardinals have a strong grip on the NFC’s number two playoff seed and a first round bye.