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Why the Green Bay Packers should scare the Dallas Cowboys

A new fight for the Dallas Cowboys is upon us. The Green Bay Packers are coming to AT&T Stadium to avenge their loss to the Boys. Should Dallas be scared?

Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

At last, it’s playoffs time for the Dallas Cowboys.

This fight against the Green Bay Packers is not going to be an easy one.

It’s a new season; it’s where the pretenders start thinking about next year, where the contenders start chopping off other contenders.

This is part of the season, if your team is fortunate to be part of, where records, numbers and statistics go out the window, I believe.

As football advocates, we discuss the technical aspects of plays and the physical capabilities players have, or don’t have.

One part of the game that I think gets amplified in a playoff contest is the mental fumes the players and coaches go through.

Sure, the Cowboys could dial-up the 2014 NFC Divisional Round  — also known as the “Dez Bryant catch” game — as motivation.

But the Packers and quarterback legend Aaron Rodgers have a sweet hot streak of their own to ride off of.

Should Dallas be worried? I think so.

Here are four ways the Packers can out muscle the Cowboys to punch their ticket to the NFC Championship game.

Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles with the football during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. The Cowboys won 30-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles with the football during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. The Cowboys won 30-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

1. The Power of a legend: Aaron Rodgers

He once told people to relax. He also said his team could run the table. Rodgers says it, then does it. You have to respect that, and guess what, the legend is bringing his talk and talents to Dallas to stink up the Cowboys’ Cinderella story.

Coming out of a 38-13 win over the New York Giants, Mr. Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes along with 362 passing yards. But that is not all.

Rodgers is on fire. Since losing four straight games between October 30th and November 20th, the 33-year-old has whipped up seven straight wins. His quarterback rating in those six games were:

• 116.7 at the Eagles

• 108.9 vs the Texans

• 150.8 vs the Seahawks

• 87.0 @ the Bears

• 136.6 vs the Vikings

• 126.0 @ Lions

He recently finished off the Giants with a 125.2 quarterback rating and a 83.0 QBR.

Best Prescription: David Irving. The defensive lineman will have to save his best performance for this one because the Cowboys need him to dominate the quarterback, or else…

Oct 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talk during a stoppage in play against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Packers 33-32. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Source: Fox Sports

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