Intriguing Game- Week Six
Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at Green Bay Packers (3-1)
Cowboys: I picked them to win the NFC East and so far, they haven’t disappointed me at all. They’ve won four in a row since dropping their opener to the Giants and last week against the Bengals was a complete effort I’ve seen from them in a while. When the running game is going strong for them, they can control the clock and have that great offensive line up front also helps and the passing game hasn’t looked too bad either. I truly feel the defense got a boost when DeMarcus Lawrence came back because he generated a pass rush, something the Cowboys haven’t had much of this season. It’s been the biggest question of the young season so far. When Tony Romo is eligible to return, do you start him or do you continue to play Dak Prescott who’s off to a great start in his rookie campaign? As a player in the locker room, I’d want Dak to keep starting and we have to live by the old adage, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. His chemistry seems to grow each and every week. This won’t be an easy task on Sunday when the Cowboys travel to Lambeau once again to face Green Bay.
Packers: The Packers are 3-1 right now, but I’m concerned about them because something seems off. You would think with the offense finally being healthy and having everyone at 100 percent, they would be one of the top offenses in football, right? It hasn’t been any of that so far and we thought we saw it when they played the Lions prior to their bye week. It looked as if Aaron Rodgers was getting more comfortable and both he and Jordy Nelson were getting reacquainted with one another. My biggest take away from their game last week against the Giants was their defense. That was what held the league pretty much all game long. If they ever want to take back the NFC North from Minnesota, they’ll have to play much better football and they can start on Sunday with the Dallas Cowboys come to town for a battle of two storied franchises at Lambeau.
Cowboys Player To Watch– DeMarcus Lawrence: He gave them a spark last week against the Bengals and I’m expecting him to do the same this week as they get set to face Aaron Rodgers. The Cowboys pass rush was nothing until he got back and he’ll need to generate it again and keep Rodgers contained in the pocket.
Packers Player(s) To Watch– The defensive front: They’ve been the very best when it comes to stopping the run and they’ll get their biggest test of the year when the best offensive line and the top-ranked rushing attack is at Lambeau. Ezekiel Elliott leads the league in rushing and the Packers will need to put the game in Prescott’s hands.
Prediction: When I saw this game was on the schedule, I was excited for it because that playoff rematch will always be in the back of everybody’s mind. Even though Romo is out in this one, this is still an intriguing matchup. I’m taking Green Bay at home. Packers 28 Cowboys 23