March 18 2018

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys - Free NFL Pick

March 18 2018, 05:01 | Sammy Rose

GETTYThe NFL schedule in Week 5 will see Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott face off

The NFL schedule in Week 5 will see Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott face off

When these two teams met in Texas in the postseason a year ago, Green Bay won 34-31 as a 5-point underdog. Rodgers pulled the trigger to make plays with an understanding of how the defense was attacking his makeshift line. This is an absolute revenge game. "I would say (Saturday) by the time we get on the plane would be a fair deadline". Green Bay is being buoyed by Rodgers with the hope of them getting healthy as the season moves along and becoming really risky.

Dak Prescott airing the ball down the field.

Green Bay shapes up as the Cowboys' toughest opponent to date this year. Let's be honest, Aaron Rodgers is an absolute wizard. The game is played at a different pace and you get exhausted pretty easy.

Despite ranking in the bottom half of the National Football League in yards per play - they're 17th at 5.16 - the Packers haven't lacked for point production.

Look for the Packers to play a lot of base defense as they did with Chicago's running game and with favorable down and distance situations, bring pressures against Prescott.

Adams was a surprise listing as limited at practice and the biggest headline there, but there are other players who are more important for this particular matchup.

Irving was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Traditionally, the Packers would rather play it safe on the injury front.

When the Atlanta Falcons (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season at home last week to the Buffalo Bills (3-1), they proved they were mortal and not necessarily deserving of being the favorites to repeat as NFC champions this year.

The last time the Packers visited AT&T Stadium came in the Divisional Round of last year's playoffs, as they blew an early lead against the Cowboys but still came through to knock out the NFC's top seed in a 34-31 overtime victory. Aaron Rodgers is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,146 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. "I'll continue to try to be effective more and more and try to give this team the production they need out of me".

The Cowboys listed six players as questionable, including starting left tackle Tyron Smith (back), linebacker Sean Lean (hamstring) and defensive tackle Stephen Paea. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.3 points and 321 yards per game.

Unfortunately, there is no doubt in my mind that the Packers are going to put up some points and be able to air it out on the secondary.

The Cowboys' pass rush understands they have to get as much pressure on Rodgers as possible. Time is the key because the Cowboys can apply pressure. Last year, they finished the season ranked third in T.O.P. while this year they're now sitting at 23rd.

When Aaron Rodgers said the Packers needed to be all-in last January, he was surely referring to bolstering the team through roster additions.

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