The Cowboys will be matched up against the hated Green Bay Packers this Sunday in Arlington at 3:25 pm central time on FOX. Green Bay is coming off of a win against the Bears on Thursday and they’ve had a long week of rest and preparation for Dallas.
We all know what happened the last time these two teams played each other, a playoff matchup in Dallas that resulted in a 34-31 victory for Green Bay.
The Packers have a team full of star players, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson. The forgotten man of their offense is their other wide receiver, Randall Cobb.
Although Cobb is viewed as the second receiver alongside Nelson, he is the team leader in receptions for Green Bay even though he has missed one game in the young season. He also leads the team in receiving yards per game with 63.
The seven-year pro has always been a threat when he’s’ faced the Cowboys, averaging 7.5 receptions for 78 yards in his four meetings against Dallas.
With Davante Adams possibly missing Sunday’s game after his gruesome injury against the Bears, it is likely that those numbers could go up for Cobb.
Green Bay loves to use Cobb as an underneath receiver, meaning they like him to run short routes, and let him make plays with his legs. Dallas will need to tackle well to assure a win, something that has plagued them in their two losses.
The Cowboys appear to be getting reinforcements for their defense this week, Nolan Carroll, Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Hitchens were all full participation during Wednesday’s practice.
Sean Lee’s hamstring still appears to be bothering him; he was a DNP on Wednesday. Dallas will need Lee if they expect to play zone and tackle Cobb on his short pass receptions.
In addition to Lee & Paea sitting, Tapper & Tyron were limited today
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) October 4, 2017
The Cowboy defense will have plenty to worry about on Sunday, the Packer offense appears that it will be at full strength. It is very important that they remember to pay attention to Cobb or else he will make them pay dearly.
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