The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. And there seems to be an overwhelming belief that in order to achieve championship-level success on the pro level, you must have a top-tier quarterback under center. And the Green Bay Packers certainly have one in the former four-time league MVP passer himself, Aaron Rodgers. Yet, the Packers currently own a record of just 3-6 and now have to face the 6-2 Dallas Cowboys.
The Packers lost to one of the worst teams in the NFL this past weekend, a struggling Detroit Lions’ team who possessed a single win prior to their Week Nine matchup in the Motor City. Following the game, Rodgers admitted that his team should be considered underdogs heading into their matchup against the Cowboys in Lambeau Field this upcoming Sunday.
“I’ve been counted out many times in my life, as have many of my teammates. And I hope we just dig deep and find a way. We will truly be underdogs for many games moving forward. Hopefully, we can embrace that. We have two games at home. We’ve got to go win those two games in a week, and then this thing looks a little different.”Aaron Rodgers to the media via Pro Football Talk
The Cowboys themselves are coming off a much-needed bye week. Combine that with the fact the head coach in Dallas, Mike McCarthy, was the longtime head coach for the Packers prior to his current stint with the Cowboys, then you’d have to imagine America’s Team be well prepared to take on Rodgers and his Pack in Green Bay.
For the Dallas Cowboys, they have back-to-back away games scheduled both against Green Bay in Week 10 and then to the Packers’ NFC North rivals, the 7-1 Minnesota Vikings, in Week 11. The Cowboys will then benefit from three-straight home games at AT&T Stadium against the 6-2 New York Giants, the 3-5-1 Indianapolis Colts, and the 1-6-1 Houston Texans.