Dallas Cowboys @ Packers: Five Players to Watch

Oct 15, 2016, 00:48
Dallas Cowboys @ Packers: Five Players to Watch

The Green Bay Packers will honor former quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Brett Favre at halftime during Sunday's Packers vs. Cowboys game.

That news comes courtesy of Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones, who said that the Cowboys "won't rush Dez Bryant back" when asked about the wideout's availability for Sunday.

The problem with that thought is there were over four minutes remaining. It would also give them five straight wins, their longest streak since winning six straight in 2014. Veteran Aaron Rodgers is looking for more consistency in Green Bay.

RB Ezekiel Elliott is gaining 10-plus yards on 11 percent of his rushing attempts.

The goal this Sunday at Lambeau Field is to make Rodgers uncomfortable.

It's a surprise that the Cowboys' young signal-caller has been more accurate than the two-time NFL MVP more than a month into the season. "But that's a great defence that they've got over there". When he's not, we'll say, 'Hey, try to get your reps another way, ' whether it's walkthrough or in the film room or in the meeting room.

But facing a mobile quarterback such as Prescott presents the Packers with a new challenge this season.

Bryant did not participate in any 11-on-11 drills, but offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Bryant was moving around well. "It's unbelievable how good the guy is at it".

"You got to force him into a bad game, somehow".

Sundays game with the Cowboys will truly be decided in the trenches. They'll probably need to double that output this Sunday.

Jason Garrett used his Thursday press conference to update the status of some of the injuries the team is facing. "It's only getting better". "Their work habits are off the charts".

"They're going to be tested".

Cornerback Morris Claiborne said he noticed their impact on the back end.

"It felt good", Bryant said.

The 171 yards on the ground is the fewest allowed by a team after four games since the San Francisco 49ers surrendered all of 157 yards in 1995.

Now Jones may be able to focus more on pass-rushing duties.

PACKERS WR Randall Cobb had 9-108 receiving in Week 5 with WRs Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams adding highlight-reel TD catches.

It set up perfectly for the Packers previous year on Thanksgiving. If I play, I'm going to be rocking and rolling. "We just want to continue to fly under the radar", the 36-year-old linebacker said this week. "We're not going to have inconsistent performances like that". Maybe I should start taking some more sacks. LB Nick Perry has three sacks in past two home games.

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