Green Bay has won six of the last seven games between the two teams, including five straight from November, 2009 to December, 2015.
"I wanted to be the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback", Favre told Matt Mosley and Ed Werder on the Doomsday Podcast. It is a game that fans of both teams have been waiting for since last years NFC Divisional Playoff game.
For Dallas, it was the worst possible way to end a surprise season. "We need to get everybody together so we can go out there and be one unit".
Because on the plays where they don't get their hands on Rodgers - he's going to make them pay. Any team that has to go against Aaron Rodgers is going to have a long afternoon but adding in that there is no certainty Sean Lee plays in this game, things are not looking good for the defense. The Packers still don't seem completely in sync, which is understandable given that it's early in the season and they've been decimated by injuries.
On the chance that Montgomery is able to play, there are quite a few reasons to think that the Packers will be just fine. That's not good for a quarterback with Aaron Rodgers playing style, as the Packers star likes to hold onto the ball and look to make plays down the field. Through four games, Bryant and Prescott have connected 16 times for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Cowboys are favored but the Packers will win. This team is 2-2 after facing Eli Manning, Trevor Siemian, Carson Palmer and Jared Goff. They know what they're going to get. I expect Rodgers to carve up this defense for four quarters while leading the Packers to a victory. The Cowboys had a one-game exemption since he was coming back from suspension. In wins over the Cowboys, the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams averaged 35 attempts and 173 rushing yards. So I think tight end Martellus Bennett could be the man to benefit.
Prescott's passing accounted for 229 yards per game previous year; this time around that number has increased to 235.
But he did acknowledge those games can help the Cowboys in a way on Sunday. After a 13-3 record a year ago, this season all but promises to produce some regression at this point. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens' return certainly helps, but if Sean Lee indeed needs more time to rest his hamstring, the Cowboys would be without their All-Pro linebacker and best pre-snap communicator against arguably the NFL's most unsafe quarterback.
However, it was Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre who was the starter that Thursday night for the Green Bay Packers at old Texas Stadium.
The defense had another slow start the next week in Arizona, then was strong in the second half of a 28-17 win. My worry is on the defensive side when it comes to defending Rodgers. If the Packers can't get a handle on Ezekiel, Dak Prescott and the play action game will be problematic. Dak Prescott has thrown for more than 940 yards this season and 8 touchdowns, with 2 of them to Dez Bryant.
NOTES: Tapper, who missed his rookie season with a back injury, broke his right foot during practice Wednesday. In an offense where top receivers Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams need to get the ball and versatile running back Ty Montgomery needs his touches, too, there have been times where Bennett has been lost in the shuffle.