What’s happened since the last Cowboys-Packers meeting?
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The Green Bay Packers demolished the New York Giants on Sunday. Now they’re headed to Dallas, to take on the Cowboys for the first time since Week 6.
Three months ago, the Packers were a very different team. They fell 31-16 to the Cowboys, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers was restrained to 294 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Since then, however, the Packers have really upped their game, winning the last six games of the regular season, not to mention Sunday’s wild card game. They’re on fire, and the Cowboys had better watch out.
Starting in Week 12, Rodgers has looked like an entirely different quarterback. He hasn’t thrown an interception in his last eight games and has thrown for four touchdowns in each of his last three games. Dallas will need to do a better job of rushing the passer if they hope to repeat their Week 6 performance.
But, of course, the Cowboys are the No. 1 seed – and for a reason. “They have a tremendous team,” Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews said. “I mean, I could go down the list of what they excel at on offense, but obviously it starts with stopping the run; great running back, great offensive line, really. So we’ll have our work cut out for us, but we’re up for the challenge.”
The Packers have the momentum going into Sunday’s game, but the Cowboys have the consistency of a 13-3 season and a phenomenal quarterback. Who do you think will win?