Morning Buzz: Cowboys need this one
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some tea, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at where the Packers stand when it comes to stopping the Cowboys’ running game, heading into Sunday’s game in Dallas in relation to where they were at this time last year.
The Packers play the Cowboys on Sunday for the third time within a calendar year, their second trip to Dallas. They beat the Cowboys 34-31 in January, an NFC divisional playoff thriller.
Unlike last October, when Prescott and Elliott carried momentum into their early meeting with the Packers, the Cowboys' offense is off to a sluggish start. They rank outside the league’s top 10 in points and yards after finishing top five in both last season. They’ve reached 30 points in a game only once this season, and that came in last week’s home loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cowboys scored at least 30 points in seven games counting playoffs last season, including both games against the Packers.
“For me, it’s kind of like a division opponent,” defensive tackle Kenny Clark said. “Because this is going to be my third time playing them. They know what we’re going to do, and we know what they’re going to do. We’ve got a feel for them, and they’ve got a feel for us. They know what to expect, and that’s why I feel like it’s going to be such a good game, it’s going to be a battle.”
Even in a small sample size, the Cowboys’ first four games this season pale in comparison to their opening month of 2016.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein preview the upcoming matchup with the Cowboys on the latest Packers Podcast.
It’s not easy for the Packers to keep up with the Jones’ so-to-speak:
If you missed Pete Dougherty’s chat, you can read it here
The Packers are moving forward with Damarious Randall:
Elsewhere, they haven’t forgotten last year’s playoff exit down in Dallas:
Morgan Burnett was on Good Morning Football to talk Packers-Cowboys:
Locked On Packers spoke with Bob McGinn to preview Sunday’s game:
Rob Demovsky wrote on the possible availability of the starting tackles:
The Packers Wire writes on Josh Hawkins:
Don’t miss Cheesehead TV’s look at Packers-Cowboys:
Martellus Bennett is still a Jerry Jones fan:
The Packer Page highlights some praise for Kevin King from Davon House:
Justis Mosqueda talked Packers and draft with Titletown Takes:
This is a big game for the Cowboys: