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?
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.
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…