4 bold Packers predictions for playoff matchup vs. Cowboys

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Packers defense forces two turnovers

Stopping the Cowboys' dominant offense won't be easy. They are going to move the ball against Joe Barry's defense. To win the game, the Packers must steal a possession or two. Limiting the Cowboys to field goals over touchdowns will help, but Green Bay has to force at least one turnover.

The Cowboys have only turned the ball over 16 times this season, tied for the second-fewest in the NFL. They are excellent at protecting the football. Well, until their past five games, at least.

It has been a different story since Week 14. Over the past five weeks, the Cowboys have given up the ball six times. Dak Prescott has thrown three interceptions and Dallas has lost three fumbles, including two from Prescott.

It starts with pressure. Outside of last week's matchup against a struggling Washington Commanders pass rush, the Cowboys had allowed at least three sacks in each of their previous four games. Green Bay has the pass rush to challenge even the best offensive lines in the league, as they have proved on Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.

Takeaways haven't been easy to come by for this Packers defense. They only have 18 on the year. But if the pass rush can disrupt Prescott's timing, there could be opportunities. And that's the Packers' path to victory in this game.