It's a non-divisional rivalry with a rich tradition, and recently it's become almost an annual matchup between two proud franchises and NFC contenders.
Green Bay has won six of the past seven meetings with Dallas straight up, covering the spread in five of them. During his coaching career, he's 9-2 in games following a mini bye, and the Packers will look to improve on that Sunday in Dallas, a full 10 days after their previous game. Fantasy Tip: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had more than 100 yards rushing in both games against Packers last season.
When he gets going, the Dallas offense seems just about impossible to stop. Capers could also stay in the base defense, which he did often against the Bears and their limited weapons in the passing game. Again, this is no reason to panic.
"At the end of the day, the most important thing is beating the Cowboys", McCarthy said Thursday.
However, these Packers and Cowboys are different teams than the ones that battled in January's instant classic that, had one of these teams won the Super Bowl, would have gone down in the history books.
Aaron Rodgers continues to torch opposing defenses. The Cowboys also exhibited some offense, specifically when they charged back into the game from down 28-3.
Rodgers is the man responsible for the Cowboys' early exits in their past two playoff trips (2014 and 2016). In four games this season, Bryant only has 16 catches for 212 yards and two touchdowns. We will see what happens and hopefully we can get everybody back. This team is 2-2 after facing Eli Manning, Trevor Siemian, Carson Palmer and Jared Goff.
Whoever gets the assignment, it will be a stiff test that will go a long way toward determining the Packers' third corner for the next few weeks.
"We've all been here since the spring", Hitchens said. Elliott added four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.
The Cowboys have been waiting for the rematch but they know how this feels.
All eyes will be on Rodgers. The league's 24th graded defense will have a big test this Sunday on the road against the Cowboys - the defensive side of the ball will likely determine whether the Packers will be considered an upper-echelon team moving forward.
The Cowboys have a more recent memory to purge after blowing an 11-point lead in 35-30 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend to fall to 2-2 on the season. Now with all (or most) of their defensive backs available, these new players will need to perform against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The teams split two match ups last season, with Dallas winning at Green Bay during the regular season and the Packers winning at Dallas in the Divisional playoffs.
The Packers have a banged up secondary so the Cowboys should look to take advantage. Houston has come on defensively even without J.J. Watt being the major force.
Prescott has the support of a great run game as well.
No matter which running back receives the bulk of the carries, the Packers need them to have a good game.
In the health department, they'll take whatever they can get whenever they can get it, but there's no question the team is in a better place than a week ago at this time. Twenty-nine percent of the time opponents have been able to convert and sustain drives. "It wasn't intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job". I think this one is another shootout, but Dallas comes out on top.