Packers Morning Buzz: How good are the Cowboys?
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News writing that the Cowboys (who will host the Packers on Sunday) showed in a 12-10 loss to the Saints that they don't yet belong among the NFL's elite.
Only two NFL teams are 4-0 a quarter of the way through the season, and they count among the usual suspects.
The Patriots are old money, and the Chiefs are nouveau riche.
Dallas isn't in their league. Not yet, anyway.
A 12-10 loss Sunday that wasn't as boring as it sounds before 73,086 at the Superdome made it clear the Cowboys still have some work to do before they can fraternize with the league's upper crust.
In his conclusion, Sherrington writes:
The Cowboys get the Packers at JerryWorld next week. They've got a week to figure out whether they're closer to the Patriots and Chiefs or more like the befuddled group that sputtered around the Superdome. This should be interesting, anyway.
You can read the entire column here:
Some pretty important names on this list:
But the Packers did welcome inside linebacker Oren Burks back to practice:
Tom Silverstein writes that the Packers' struggling run game lacks proper rhythm:
In placing the Packers ninth in his power rankings, Pete King of NBC Sports says the Packers face a brutal stretch of games:
9. Green Bay 3-1 (May ranking: 14). The defense had given up 35 total points before Thursday night. Then the Eagles got 34. The Pack struggles to run. The best receiver by far, Davante Adams, could miss some time with a turf toe now. The division is top-heavy; even if you discount Minnesota with its passing problems, the Bears and Lions can beat any team any week. I put my trust here in a renewed Aaron Rodgers—though no team in football has a tougher looming five weeks: at Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, at Kansas City, at the Chargers. Somehow, I think they’ll be standing at the end, playing in January.
You can read King's entire (lengthy but always fascinating) column here:
Demand for Packers tickets on the secondary market remains high:
Good news for Packers players who no longer have to worry about the Raiders' cheap-shot artist when Oakland visits Lambeau Field on Oct. 20:
In Detroit, they're not celebrating the Lions' near-upset of the Chiefs:
The folks at "Good Morning Football" are impressed by what the Eagles did to the Packers:
And finally: A must-see video series for Packers fans ...
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