The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys have put on some entertaining games in recent years, and the same can be expected in 2019.
This will be a tough road game early in the season for the Green Bay Packers. With three of their first four games being played at home, they’ll then head to AT&T Stadium for a game against the NFC East champions.
Have the Cowboys got better this offseason?
Let’s take a look at this matchup.
The Cowboys finished the 2018 season with an NFC East-winning 10-6 record. Despite losing five of their first eight games, the Cowboys would win seven of their final eight to win the division. Dallas advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs after eliminating Seattle in the wild-card round, but lost to the LA Rams.
When is the game?
After a three-game home stretch, the Packers will be back on the road to play the Cowboys in Week 5. The date of the game is Sunday, Oct. 6. Interestingly, the last time these two teams met was in Week 5 two years ago (Oct. 8, 2017), with Davante Adams catching the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds. Maybe that’s a good sign.
The Cowboys didn’t have a first-round pick in the draft, but improved their defense with second-round pick Trysten Hill. They added to the offensive line with guard Connor McGovern and running back Tony Pollard.
Last meeting with Packers
Oct. 8, 2017: Packers won 35-31 at AT&T Stadium
Player to watch
Ezekiel Elliott: While the Packers are 2-1 in games against Ezekiel Elliott, defensively they’ve had no answer for the two-time All-Pro.
Elliott has at least 116 rushing yards in all three games against the Packers, although interestingly he didn’t scored a touchdown. In those three games (including one in the playoffs), Elliott has 398 rushing yards.
The Cowboys have a strong defense and will look to control the game on the ground. If Mike Pettine’s defense can’t stop Elliott, it could be a long day at AT&T Stadium.