Packers (10-1) vs. Cowboys (10-1) Thursday, November 29, 7:15 PM CT on NFL Network or on My 27 Locally in the Dallas Area

Week 13 Preview:

The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers will clash heads at Texas Stadium in a game that will likely determine home-field advantage throughout the playoffs in the NFC this year.  With a win, the Cowboys will clinch a playoff berth for the 2nd straight season, and with a New York Giants loss this week, would clinch the NFC East .  The Cowboys can also clinch a playoff berth with a New Orleans and Arizona loss.

Tony Romo has been compared to Brett Favre a lot this season.  They are the same in a lot of ways after all.  They both sling the ball around, sometimes a bit carelessly, they both have great pocket presence to escape the rush, and they both have a heap of fun with what they do.  They also have some similar stats.  Favre has 3,356 yards to Romo’s 3,043, but Romo has thrown 29 touchdown passes to Favre’s 22.  This is sure to be a great matchup.

How successful the Cowboys are in this game may depend on whether or not Cowboys left tackle Marc Colombo can stop Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman.  Stopping Kampman, who currently leads the league in sacks with 11, will give Romo the time he needs to spot his open receivers and keep Brett Favre off the field. 

Also helping to keep Favre off of the field will be the Dallas running game.  The two-heded monster of Julius Jones and Marion Barber III could prove to be big and very underestimated in a game that will most likely be a shootout.  Ryan Grant has helped Green Bay find a running game recently, but Dallas hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher all season long, and you wonder how fresh he will be in the 4th quarter.

Brett Favre will be sure to attack the Dallas secondary.  They have been questionable at times this season defending the pass, so we may see Favre throw well down the field a lot.  The Cowboys secondary will have to be on their toes at all times and be ready for anything that the Packers and Favre throw their way, especially watching the 5 wide receiver sets.

For the most part, with the exception of Terry Glenn, who is still rehabbing his knee, the Cowboys are at full strength.  Patrick Crayton and Anthony Henry, both with ankle injuries, participated in practice all week and should be ready to go.

What a game this promises to be!  GO COWBOYS!!!




  1. KNH
    KNH says:

    Wow I didn’t realize we could clinch the playoffs already! Awesome preview, very informative!