Cowboys the favorites in Sunday’s playoff game vs. Packers
The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to capitalize off home-field advantage this Sunday when they face the Green Bay Packers. Both teams are red-hot, but Dallas is a 4.5-point favorite, according to OddsShark.com.
Of course, in the NFL, that doesn’t necessarily mean anything; the game could go either way, especially with two powerhouses such as these. The Cowboys, of course, are the top seed in the NFC. But the Packers have some momentum going, having won the last five games of the regular season, as well as last week’s wild-card game against the New York Giants.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been on a hot streak, throwing for 22 touchdowns and no interceptions over the last eight games. Plus, Green Bay’s offense has averaged 35 points over the last five games.
The Packers may be the hottest team in the league right now, but the Cowboys have been the hottest team overall this season. In fact, it wasn’t until after they had clinched the conference’s top seed that they started to slow down, letting star rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott rest up a bit for the playoffs. Dallas finished the regular season ranked fifth in total offense and fifth in scoring.
Whichever way this game goes, it’ll be a good one. The Cowboys take on the Packers at 3:40 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.