NFL Game of the Week: Green Bay Packers vs Dallas Cowboys - Week 5

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, October 8 - 3:25 PM ET
Betting Line: Dallas -2.5, Total 52

Liam Banks

This is going to be a beautiful game; two of the most popular teams in America battling it out in the Lone Star State. Green Bay is coming off a 10-day rest following an odd Thursday night match-up that was suspended almost an hour due to lightning. The Cowboys are coming off a devastating loss against the up-and-coming Rams. I've got to admit that I'm not completely sold on either squad. The Cowboys' secondary remains suspect while Green Bay's offensive line is getting carved up like a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Both teams seem to be over performing.

I think this game is going to come down to Rodgers versus the Cowboys' secondary. If he can link up with Jordy Nelson or any of his other deep threats and break off a few 30+ yard plays, Green Bay should be able to cover. I'm not thrilled about betting against the Cowboys at home, but I think that extra rest will make the difference. I'm somewhat reluctantly riding with the Green Bay Packers (+3).

R.K.

These two have had many battles in their franchise history, and are two of the top franchises in all of the league. The Green Bay Packers are coming off the blowout win on Thursday Night Football over the Chicago Bears. The Packers are tied atop the NFC North with their 3-1 record. The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a home loss. The Los Angeles Rams beat them in Dallas to push their season record to 2-2 on the season.

The Packers are anchored by the right arm of Aaron Rodgers. In four games this season, Rodgers has thrown for 1,146 yards and 10 touchdowns. One of his weapons, DaVante Adams, will likely miss this game after hurting his neck in the win over the Bears. For Dallas, Ezekiel Elliott is the main weapon. The second year running back rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Rams. The Cowboys have allowed 38.5 points per game in their two losses.

This is going to be a tremendous football game between two teams that were projected to be leaders in the NFC. Look for the defense, and running game to beat the aerial attack. Too many concerns for the Packers on the injury report, and the Cowboys are going to come in with a chip on their shoulder. They realize they cannot fall to 2-3 on the season. Look for the Dallas Cowboys to get the job done at home in this game and cover the -2 point spread.