The Green Bay Packers (3-6, 2-2 Home) will be out to end their losing run when they play host to the Dallas Cowboys (6-2, 2-1 Away) at Lambeau Field on Sunday. The Cowboys are 4.5-point favorites, and the total is 43.
Dallas is coming off a runaway 49-29 win over the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on October 30. Dak Prescott was 21 of 27 for 250 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Tony Pollard ran 14 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns.
CeeDee Lamb caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. Green Bay dropped a fifth straight game last Sunday, falling 15-9 to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 291 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions. He added 40 yards on the ground. Allen Lazard scored once. He was targeted 10 times, hauling in four receptions for 87 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2019, a 34-24 win for the Packers.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Cowboys are averaging 22.9 points per game for the season, 14th in the NFL, and they are facing a Packers defense that has surrendered 20.9 PPG (15th). Meanwhile, Green Bay has scored 17.1 points a game this season, 27th in the league, and Dallas is allowing 16.6 PPG (3rd).
The Cowboys rank 26th in the league in passing yards per game (201.4) and 11th in rushing (131.5). They will face a tough test through the air, as the Packers are No. 1 in the league in passing yards allowed per game (181.9).
Against the run, Green Bay is 26th (138.6).Green Bay is 17th in the league in passing yards per game (240.4) and 14th in rushing (120.7). Dallas’ defense has proven stout through the air, as the Cowboys are 4th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (204.5). Against the run, the Cowboys are 24th (135.1).
Dallas is averaging 2.8 trips to the red zone a game this season, fourth lowest in the NFL, finding the end zone 64% of the time (8th). The Cowboys may struggle to improve on those numbers against one of the league’s best red zone defenses, as the Packers have allowed opponents to score on only 48% of red zone trips (5th).
Green Bay ranks as the one of the lowest volume red zone offenses in the league, moving inside the 20-yard-line just 2.9 times per game (28th) and scoring a touchdown on 50% of those possessions (23rd).
Through six games, Cooper Rush has thrown for five touchdowns (3 INT) and 170.0 yards per game to lead Dallas in passing. In three away games this season, he has two TDs (3 INT) and an average of 166.0 yards passing.
Tony Pollard leads the team in rushing with an average of 63.3 yards a game over eight games. He has five touchdowns on the ground. CeeDee Lamb is the Cowboys’ leading receiver with 69.5 yards a game and three TDs.
He is averaging 5.2 receptions on 9.1 targets per game. Aaron Rodgers has 14 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 232.3 yards per game through nine games to lead Green Bay. In four home games this season, he has thrown for seven TDs (1 INT) and an average of 238.2 yards.
Aaron Jones has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 66.7 yards a game through nine games. He has four total touchdowns, one rushing and three receiving.
Allen Lazard has been a key target in the Packers’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 61.0 yard per game average through seven appearances. Allen Lazard is averaging 7.3 targets per game (4.3 receptions).
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Over 44 (-110)
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*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of BetMGM.