March 18 2018

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick

March 18 2018, 05:02 | Van Peters

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick

Including the playoffs, it will be the fifth straight season the Packers and Cowboys have met. This is the only defense the Cowboys have played that are not in the elite category, and it is the most favorable matchup the team has seen all season long. Dallas isn't deep in the secondary and no one challenges the discipline of a defensive backfield like Rodgers.

The phrase I used a couple weeks ago was "benefit of the doubt". This year, it is also about this young team proving the Cowboys are here to stay - something the team did against this week's opponent in the playoffs last January.

For Dallas, it was the worst possible way to end a surprise season.

"I'm going to continue to get treatment", Montgomery said. These are great numbers, but if Dallas is going to improve they'll need help from other players outside of Lawrence. And that's why you can catch Green Bay and Dallas on Fox at 4:25 pm ET on Sunday. Against Bears, Rodgers had at least four TD passes without interception for 16th time since becoming starter in 2008, tied with Drew Brees for most in National Football League during that span. Rodgers has 13 TDs, two INTs in eight career meetings with Cowboys.

Prescott threw six touchdown passes and was intercepted just twice in both games against Green Bay a year ago.

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In Week 1 Dallas got all over Eli Manning as well. Green Bay remains weak at CB, so expect Dak to find his star WR, as they get back on track this week. That being said, we think the talent level of the opposing defense will start to decrease and that probably starts on Sunday, too. They have taken to calling themselves the "Twin Towers" and they are hoping to thrive on the field this week with House hoping to come back from a hamstring injury and King looking to take the next step as a rookie at the cornerback position.

Elliott is only averaging 3.6 yards per carry, which is a big reason why the Cowboys are only 2-2. When I was a little kid, my favorite player - and still my favorite player of all time - was Roger Staubach. Those earlier dominant performances earned him a five-year, $70 million contract, but he hasn't played up to that standard since signing that deal or since Tony Romo got hurt in 2015. Whether it will be enough to knock the Cowboys off, however, will not be known until Sunday afternoon.

Jason Garrett's club is heading into their bye week after this game and they'll be highly motivated to spend the time off above.500. Dallas is 2-2 on the season and in second place in the NFC East behind 3-1 Philadelphia, while the 3-1 Packers come off a convincing win over archrival Chicago and are tied with Detroit atop the NFC North standings. So does Smith, it will make him a better player. "Like most of us do, we check our news sites or Twitter and you're just heartbroken for those people", Rodgers said in Green Bay Wednesday. Feels like previous year, when Aaron Rodgers pretty much beat the 'Boys by himself, with a few boots from Mason Crosby. My worry is on the defensive side when it comes to defending Rodgers. But for any quarterback, an effective pass rush can take them off their game and force unusual mistakes. Their pass defense is giving up 257.8 yards per contest.

Ouch. Yet, in the noisy Georgia Dome, the shorthanded Packers took the Falcons to the wire, losing by one point on an Atlanta touchdown in the final half-minute. After a win in the Wild Card Round, they then went into Dallas and won a thrilling game to get into the NFC Championship game.

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