Green Bay Packers 2022 opponent preview: Dallas Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Randall Cobb
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Randall Cobb /

The Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys rivalry almost always delivers an entertaining game.

This season, there is an added storyline with Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy returning to Lambeau Field. McCarthy enjoyed a tremendous career in Green Bay, including a Super Bowl win.

McCarthy and the Cowboys would love nothing more than to leave Lambeau with a key NFC victory. What can the Packers expect from their Week 10 opponents?

Last season

The Cowboys were looking to bounce back from a 6-10 season in 2020, and they did just that.

While they did lose to the defending Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener, they put in a strong performance. Mike McCarthy’s team bounced back with six straight victories.

They did lose three of their next four, but that proved to be a blip in an otherwise strong season. Dallas finished the year 12-5, good for the NFC East title and the third seed in the NFC.

However, hopes of a long-awaited return to the Super Bowl were ended in the divisional round in a surprise home loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

When is the game?

The Packers host the Cowboys in Week 10. It will be a 3:25 p.m. CT kickoff on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Offseason additions/departures

Have the Cowboys improved their roster this offseason? It is difficult to say.

The Cowboys have lost a couple of important players — wide receiver Amari Cooper and tackle La’el Collins.

They will be hoping draft picks Tyler Smith and Jalen Tolbert can help replace them.

Dallas was able to re-sign some key players like wide receiver Michael Gallup.

Overall, it hasn’t been a bad offseason for the Cowboys, who should remain competitive in the NFC.

Last meeting with Packers

October 6, 2019: Packers won 34-24 at AT&T Stadium

Player to watch

Trevon Diggs: Diggs was a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler last season after making an incredible 21 pass defenses and 11 interceptions. According to Pro Football Reference, Diggs allowed a passer rating of just 55.8 in his coverage.

Will Aaron Rodgers test Diggs in this game, and which receiver will he cover the most?