Packers will be without LT Bakhtiari for fourth straight game
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will have one half of their tackle tandem available for the Dallas Cowboys.
Left tackle David Bakhtiari is inactive and right tackle Bryan Bulaga is active for Sunday's game.
Bakhtiari worked out before the game in front of team physician Patrick McKenzie and a member of the training staff, but it appeared to be just part of the left tackle's rehab regimen. This will mark the fourth straight game that Bakhtiari has missed since injuring his hamstring in the season opener.
The Packers are likely to go with the same left side as they did last week against Chicago, moving left guard Lane Taylor to left tackle and starting either Justin McCray or Lucas Patrick at left guard. Last week, the Packers used Patrick at left guard but that was because McCray was starting at right tackle.
McCray is considered ahead of Patrick on the depth chart, but Patrick played solidly last week and the coaches might not want to disrupt the chemistry he has with Taylor.
In addition to Bakhtiari, running back Ty Montgomery also is inactive. Montgomery (broken ribs) was doubtful, so that was not a surprise.
Wide receiver Davante Adams, who was in the concussion protocol this week, is active.
Here are the Packers' inactives:
- LT David Bakhtiari
- RB Ty Montgomery
- CB Lenzy Pipkins
- OL Adam Pankey
- DT Montravius Adams
- OLB Chris Odom
- ILB Joe Thomas
For the Cowboys, linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) is inactive, but left tackle Tyron Smith (back) is active. Their inactives are:
- QB Cooper Rush
- RB Darren McFadden
- CB Nolan Carroll
- S Kavon Frazier
- LB Sean Lee
- NT Stephen Paea
- WR Noah Brown