The Dallas Cowboys arrive in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday night November 7th in what amounts to an elimination game for a potential NFC Wild Card berth. The Green Bay Packers are coming off of a shutout over the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys offense will not look very intimidating with Jon Kitna in the lineup.
Dallas Cowboys Offense vs Green Bay Packers Defense
Jon Kitna did not look horrible in his role as starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. The issue for the Cowboys in their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars was their lack of ability to run the ball and sustain long drives. Felix Jones rushed for 22 yards and Marion Barber rushed for 16 yards in another dismal running performance by the Dallas Cowboys offense.
The Green Bay Packers defense, led by their version of the Tasmanian Devil Clay Mathews, shut down the New York Jets and Mark Sanchez. Not much of a task to shut down Sanchez and more teams will learn to get the sophomore quarterback off his game based on the Green Bay Packers scheme. In this game the Green Bay Packers once again should prevail over the disjointed and ineffective offense of the Dallas Cowboys. The Green Bay Packers defense has the edge over the Dallas Cowboys offense.
Green Bay Packers Offense vs Dallas Cowboys Defense
The first question of the week should be: Is David Garrard that good or is the Dallas Cowboys defense that bad? To be fair, Michael Jenkins was playing hurt and the Dallas Cowboys are thin in the secondary. That still should not be an excuse for a defense that was rated in the top five heading into the season. The Dallas Cowboys will need to adjust their pass coverage against Aaron Rodgers or he may light them up for 400 yards plus.
Aaron Rodgers has been slightly above average for the Green Bay Packers to start the 2010 NFL season. Rodgers cannot be completely blamed for his inefficiencies this season. Ryan Grant the number one running back is out for the season along with Jermichael Finley, Rodgers favorite receiver over the middle. Rodgers has adapted but he is having trouble putting together substantial drives. The Green Bay Packers offense has the edge over the Dallas Cowboys defense.
Dallas Cowboys vs Green Bay Packers -8.5: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the line on this game at 8.5 points in favor of the Green Bay Packers over the Dallas Cowboys. The line is certain to move upward as the game approaches. The Green Bay Packers have not played their best ball at home but the reeling Dallas Cowboys should not be a challenge. Take the Green Bay Packers -8.5 over the Dallas Cowboys.
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