6 winners (and 1 loser) for Packers after crushing Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Round

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Winner: Joe Barry

Ignore the Cowboys' 32 points. Yes, the Packers probably got too conservative in the fourth quarter as they protected a considerable lead, but Matt LaFleur also benched his starters a little too early. Joe Barry's future in Green Bay is uncertain, but his defense stepped up to the challenge, something we've now seen for multiple weeks.

Barry is often criticized for his soft zone coverages, making it too easy for talented receivers to pick apart. But we saw a lot of press-man in this game. Barry played more aggressively, and it paid off. The Cowboys' first four drives: Punt, interception, punt, pick-six. That allowed Jordan Love and the offense to take the game away.

Will Barry remain in Green Bay next season? Who knows? But his defense has shown significant improvements over the past three weeks.

Loser: Rich Bisaccia

Rich Bisaccia doesn't have to worry about his job security, but the special teams haven't been consistent enough. The Packers finished the regular season 29th in Rick Gosselin's annual special teams rankings.

There were some positives. Daniel Whelan pinned the Cowboys inside the 20-yard line on all three of his punts. However, rookie kicker Anders Carlson missed his sixth extra-point of the season, and Green Bay allowed a 47-yard kick return that set up the Cowboys' opening touchdown.

The Packers hired Bisaccia after a disastrous special teams performance in the divisional round against the San Francisco 49ers. They must avoid a repeat of that next week.

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