2. The Green Bay Packers
Basically tied for first, the second-place team the Cowboys should be afraid of is the Green Bay Packers. The Packers currently lead the NFC based on the tiebreaker of record against NFC opponents this season. The cheeseheads have already beaten the Cardinals and will likely win the rest of their games this season.
The only hope the NFC had for the Packers losing their top seed (in theory) was their game against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15. However, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was carted off the field with an ankle injury this past Sunday. It is unlikely that Jackson will be able to play, and even if he does, he won’t be the dual-threat quarterback that the NFL is accustomed to seeing.
That leaves only covid-ravaged Cleveland, Minnesota, and Detroit for the Packers. Decent teams, but teams they can definitely beat. Sadly, there is a nicely set path to allow Green Bay to end up going 14-3. That means there is a good chance the Cowboys will have to face the Packers in either the Divisional or Championship round.
I don’t think even the custom-made heated benches that were brought to FedExField will be enough to allow the Cowboys to beat the Packers in the frozen tundra that is Lambeau Field. Even with the impressive Trevon Diggs in the secondary, it would be almost impossible to fully stop one of the best quarterback and receiver combos in Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. The Packers also have significantly more playoff experience than this Cowboys team does.
Sadly, it’s very likely that Green Bay, Wisconsin, may just be the frozen place that the Cowboys “Let It Go” and kiss their Super Bowl hopes goodbye.