One of the best matchups of Week 5 in the NFL will be Green Bay at Dallas, two teams who have a realistic chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIV. Kickoff is set for 4:25 P.M ET on FOX.
These two teams famously met in the 2014 NFC Playoffs, a game that will always be remembered for the near-catch by Dez Bryant in the fourth quarter. A lot has changed since then but when these two teams meet there are always fireworks. The last meeting between them was in 2017 at AT&T Stadium; Green Bay prevailed in a shootout, beating Dallas 35-31.
Heading into the big Week 6 meeting, both Green Bay and Dallas are coming off their first loss of the season. That said, Green Bay has had extra time to prepare after playing on Thursday Night Football in Week 5.
Packers Missing Big PieceFresh off a tough loss against the Eagles, the Green Bay Packers have a tough game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Against Philadelphia, they had plenty of chances to win. Down 34-27 in the fourth quarter, they turned the ball over on downs at the Eagles' one-yard line, and then on their last drive, Aaron Rodgers threw an interception from the Eagles' three-yard line.
.@kuhnj30 looks at the Green Bay & Dallas rushing attacks ahead of #GBvsDAL in this edition of Packers Daily ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/KPB7WDyMnM— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 2, 2019
Against Dallas, they'll likely be without their best offensive weapon, Davante Adams, who hasn't practiced yet this week and left their game against Philadelphia in the fourth quarter.
On the bright side, this is the best Packers' defensive unit we've seen in some time. They're currently ranked No. 7 in the NFL in scoring defense (17.2) and No. 11 in total yards allowed (330.2). By comparison, the Packers' unit allowed 25 points per game last year.
Dallas Coming Off First LossLike Green Bay, the Dallas Cowboys are dealing with their fair share of adversity. They lost their first game of the season last week and to make matters worse, it was on national television. New Orleans beat the Cowboys 12-10 on Sunday Night Football, begging the question: is this 3-1 Cowboys team a product of a weak schedule? Or are they for real?
In addition to their first loss of the year, the Cowboys are also banged up. Their two best offensive linemen, All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith and All-Pro center Zack Martin, are questionable for Sunday's game, as is their No. 1 receiver, Amari Cooper, who was limited in practice on Wednesday, per ESPN.
Dallas will also hope Dak Prescott can bounce back from his worst performance of 2019. New Orleans held him to season-lows in passer rating and yards per attempt, and it was the only game of the season where Dak didn't throw a touchdown pass.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
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- 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games on field turf.