The Green Bay Packers are ready for their first playoff game in two years. They visit Mike McCarthy's Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Round. It's a battle between the NFC's Nos. 2 and 7 seeds.
Green Bay is playing with house money, having qualified for the playoffs with the youngest roster in the league. Matt LaFleur's team is ahead of schedule in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. If they can upset the Cowboys, nobody will be talking about rebuilding. It will be about the Packers becoming contenders in the NFC.
Getting past the Cowboys is no easy task, particularly at AT&T Stadium, where they have yet to lose this season.
The Packers need a plan for MVP candidate Dak Prescott and first-team All-Pro CeeDee Lamb. That quarterback-receiver combination is as good as any in the NFL.
Despite Jordan Love throwing 18 touchdown passes with only one interception during the Packers' 6-2 run to end the regular season, they have again been written off this week. Green Bay has enjoyed a lot of success over Dallas in recent years and has never lost at AT&T Stadium. Hopefully, that trend continues on Sunday.
Win or lose, this experience will help this young Packers team grow for the future. But they would love to come away with a surprise victory.
Packers vs. Cowboys start time and location in NFC Wild Card Round
The Packers and Cowboys meet on Sunday in the second of three NFL playoff games. Dallas is the No. 2 seed, so it has home-field advantage in the wild-card round. The game kicks off at 3:30 pm CT at AT&T Stadium.
How to watch Packers vs. Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Round
The Packers and Cowboys wild-card game will be broadcast on FOX. Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen will call the game. It's a perfect Sunday afternoon slot for what should be a fascinating contest between two different teams.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the Packers' return to the playoffs:
- Date: Sunday, January 14
- Start Time: 3:30 pm CT
- Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX
- TV Channel: FOX
- Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
- Streaming: Fubo
You can watch the game live on FOX. If you are looking for a great streaming option, we recommend Fubo.
Packers injury report for NFC Wild Card Round vs. Cowboys
The Packers enter the postseason with a lengthy injury report. It's nothing new for Matt LaFleur's team this year.
Green Bay will likely miss running back AJ Dillon, who is listed as doubtful on the injury report due to thumb and neck injuries. Cornerback Jaire Alexander and wide receiver Christian Watson are game-time decisions.
Wide receiver Romeo Doubs is good to go after leaving last week's game with a chest injury. Tight end Luke Musgrave could see an expanded role after practicing in full all week. He was on a pitch count in his return from injury in Week 18.
Nineteen players are on this week's injury report, but the good news is that most of them are ready to go in the NFC Wild Card Round.