Packers vs. Cowboys: 3 keys to victory for Week 5 showdown


And it all starts with 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott, who despite already throwing three INT's after just five all of last year, continues to impress.

For the third time in the first five weeks of the season, the Green Bay Packers will play the feature game in the NFC as they travel to AT&T Stadium to face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

"You know with their Rams game, it was kind of a shootout", Clay Matthews said. "Just trusting the process and that's what we did past year at 4-6, just knowing we had the guys, we just needed to execute a little better". Montgomery suffered multiple broken ribs during the Packers' 35-14 win over the rival Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football in Week 4. The Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Dallas, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. In the two losses so far for the Cowboys, they have allowed 38.5 points per game. Or, I should say, ties them with the Detroit Lions for the lead in the division. He knows what he's doing. "They like to be a run-first team so we will have our hands full". "We're not sure who's going to be back yet".

If momentum is important, then Green Bay have the edge here, with three wins from their opening four games compared to the Cowboys' two.

"I'm going into this week as if I'm going to play", Montgomery said on Tuesday. The running back is embroiled in the domestice violence policy suspension and appeal with the NFLPA's lawsuit seeking an injunction that block the six game punishment from taking effect. "I mean when the ball's in the air, he's hungry to go get it".

"They had a real good offensive line a year ago, and they still have a lot of the same pieces", said Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 25 tackles, Clay Matthews has 2.5 sacks and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has one interception. "And in that Denver game, they were playing from behind". The Packers would feel a lot better if both he and rookie Kevin King were in the lineup to help defend Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Free-agent addition, Stephen Paea also appears like he will miss this game with a knee injury.

The long-awaited return of defensive lineman David Irving has finally arrived and it couldn't have come against a more risky quarterback in Aaron Rodgers.

For the first time this year, David Irving will suit up for the Cowboys as he makes his debut following a four-game suspension to begin the season.

Can the coaching staff anticipate the return ofMike Daniels from a hip injury to beef up a front seven that will be facing arguably the three best offensive linemen at their respective positions in tackleTyron Smith, centerTravis Frederick and guard Zack Martin? The Cowboys are dealing with some pretty big absences but none of them loom larger than that of linebacker Sean Lee.

"But other than that, I think he did a great job".