5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Packers in Week 10

Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

1. Dak Prescott is playing better than Aaron Rodgers right now

Aaron Rodgers is a four-time MVP and entered this season after winning the award two years in a row. He’s also a Super Bowl champion and a four-time leader in passer rating. Simply put, he’s one of the absolute best to ever play the game.

With that being said, there’s no way to compare his career to Prescott’s. Rodgers has been infinitely better — but right now, that’s not the case.

Prescott missed five games with a thumb injury and had a rough start in their Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay. However, since returning to the field, he’s been solid. He completed 76 percent of his throws in their 24-6 win over Detroit (which was considered a rusty return) and 77.8 percent against the Bears in Week 8. He’s also thrown three touchdowns against one pick while running in another score in those two contests.

Rodgers, on the other hand, has completed 65 percent of his throws once since Week 3. In their loss against the Lions, he was 23-of-43 (53.5 percent) with one touchdown and three picks. Making matters worse, those interceptions were all in the red zone.

This isn’t to say that Rodgers can’t get suddenly hot, because he’s proven he can. But right now, he’s simply not playing his best football and with his teammates around him struggling, the upper hand belongs to No. 4 right now.

That’s the main reason to believe in Dallas getting the win this weekend.