The Dallas Cowboys face the Green Bay Packers this afternoon. I have a hard time measuring these Green Bay Packers. They have solid receivers and a solid quarterback, but for some reason they come up short in big games.
Dallas has had its way with the Packers the last four games, winning the last three match ups.
It was Miles Austin, too, who helped the Cowboys pull away in a prime-time game last season, when he caught a 52 yard touchdown pass.
Part of the problem for the Packers is Dom Capers’ change to a 3-4 defense, which has been inconsistent at times on the field.
The Cowboys beat the Packers in almost all statistical categories except for time of possession and third down conversations.
But even with the stuggles with the 3-4 scheme, the Packers do have the statistical edge against the Cowboys on defense, despite the menacing presence of DeMarcus Ware.
Well, throw the statistics out the door because this apparently is not the same Dallas Cowboys team, right?
So how big is this game? A win gives the Cowboys their third win over a quality opponent and would put them at 7-2, in the lead of the NFC East. It would also put a big hit in the Packers own playoff chances, as the records are starting to come together. Losing to a then-winless Tampa Bay team really hit the Packers.
For the Cowboys to win, they need Tony Romo and Miles Austin to keep connecting. Dallas has a difficult time winning in Green Bay, but then again, the Packers were not allowing league-leading sack numbers—37 in just 8 games. Watch out Aaron Rodgers!