Packers Morning Buzz: Game day in Dallas
Welcome to your game-day 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 and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers as they get set to take on the Dallas Cowboys.
As always on game day, we start with Tom Silverstein’s 5 Things To Watch.
If anyone knows how tough it is to stop Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott it’s the Packers. In two games last year, he carried 50 times for 282 yards (5.64 average). The one thing the Packers did do well was keep him from breaking off a long touchdown run. He did not score in either game and his longest rush was 29 yards.
Elliott is averaging only 3.6 yards per carry this year and his longest run is 30 yards. You can bet it will be a Cowboys priority to get him started Sunday. The Cowboys’ offensive line could be without left tackle Tyron Smith (back) and left guard Chaz Green (hip), but either way, the combination of an excellent blocking scheme and three Pro Bowl linemen make the running game hard to stop.
“They’re not too overly complicated but they have enough changeups in what they do and they execute at a very high level,” linebackers coach Scott McCurley said. “They put a lot of pressure on you just from your gap control and being gap sound because they got a running back who can find it. If you’re soft anywhere across the front, he has the ability to find it, both with his vision and with his ability and his quickness in his feet and his acceleration.”
Tom also has a review of where the Packers stand after the first quarter of the season:
Ryan Wood writes on the news that Davante Adams made the trip to Dallas and is expected to play against the Cowboys:
Mike Daniels plans on playing today:
Pete Dougherty looks back to try and find a key to the future of NFL non-contact injuries.
Packers notes leads with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix missing a snap for the first time in a long time:
Elsewhere, NFL Network reports that Aaron Jones will get the start in the backfield:
Chris Wessling sees good things for the Packers:
FOX Sports has a quick preview of today’s game:
The gang at Undisputed previews Packers-Cowboys:
Last year’s playoff loss to the Packers is still on the Cowboys’ minds:
Former NFL scout Bryan Brodass gives his thoughts on the game:
Rob Demovsky writes on the difficulty of resuming play after a bad injury:
Cheesehead TV previews today’s game:
Packers Wire looks at injuries through the lens of snap counts:
Bill Huber gives his prediction for today’s game: