5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Packers in Week 10

Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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3. Dallas ground game will be too much for the Packers

Despite a record of 3-6, Green Bay has put together some good moments on defense. Overall, they’re sixth in the NFL in yards surrendered and second in the league in passing yards. The problem is, they’re just 15th overall in points given up.

The issue there comes down to their inability to stop the run. The Packers are 26th in stopping the run as opponents have gashed them to the tune of 1,247 yards — roughly 139 per game. This bodes well for a Dallas offense that happens to be very good on the ground.

Right now, they’re 11th in yardage with 1,052 and third in touchdowns with 10 but they’re capable of more. They showed that in their game against the Bears when Tony Pollard went off for 131 yards and three touchdowns. It was his second 100-yard game this season and he has 506 overall.

There’s also Ezekiel Elliott, who hasn’t hit the 100-yard mark yet in 2022 but has 443 yards in seven games. The two offer different styles of running, making it hard for defenses to stop the Cowboys’ attack for a full 60 minutes.

Knowing that Green Bay is strong against the pass but can’t consistently stop the run surely didn’t go unnoticed by McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Look for them to establish the ground game early and use it to stay ahead of the chains and build an early lead.