Packers Host Cowboys at Lambeau Field Sunday
The last time the Green Bay Packers hosted the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field, they advanced to the NFC Championship game last year.
Remember that game? Yes, that's when Dez Bryant's catch wasn't a ruled a catch and Aaron Rodgers limped on a bad calf and led the Packers to the NFC title game.
Sunday's game is a regular season contest. The Packers are 8-4 and can move a game ahead of Minnesota. The Vikings fell to Arizona Thursday night, 23-20. Dallas is without Tony Romo, who broke his collarbone again, and is led by Matt Cassel. The Cowboys have a 4-8 record and are somehow a game out of first place in the NFC East.
Both the Packers and Cowboys are coming off thrilling last second wins. Green Bay won a game for the ages on Thursday Night Football. Aaron Rodgers tossed a 61-yard Hail Mary to his tight end, Richard Rodgers on a free play. The Cowboys handed their division rival, the Washington Redskins, a last-minute loss on Monday Night Football. Dan Bailey kicked a game-winning field goal to bring the Cowboys within a game of first place in their division.
For the Packers, Corey Linsley and Nick Perry haven't practiced this week. Although, head coach Mike McCarthy said in his Friday press conference, Linsley will be "hard-pressed" to play against the Cowboys. Bryan Bulaga, T.J. Lang, Clay Matthews, Ty Montgomery and Josh Sitton have all been limited in practice. Montgomery's ankle is improving Packers.com says he could return Sunday. David Bakhtiari and Damarious Randall have been full participants this week.
For the Cowboys, Tony Romo is out of Sunday's game. Jeff Heath was limited in practice and Dez Bryant and Greg Hardy were full participants in practice.
Sunday's game is at 3:25 p.m. CDT on FOX and on ESPN 99.1.
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