The Green Bay Packers will look to win their third game in a row this weekend when they visit the Dallas Cowboys. Game time is set for 4:25 PM EST on Sunday, October 8 at AT & T Stadium in Arlington. Fans can watch the game nationally on FOX.
The Packers are currently listed as 2 point road underdogs. This line is relatively unchanged from earlier in the week where the Cowboys opened at -2.5. The over/under for the game is 52.5 points. Click here for a full list of the Week 5 betting odds and links to more game previews.
Packers vs Cowboys Game Preview & Betting Odds
Green Bay is coming off a long week of rest after beating the Chicago Bears 35-14 in Lambeau on September 28th. Aaron Rodgers has looked fantastic to start the year, already throwing for 10 touchdowns and averaging 260.8 passing yards/game. The talented receiving trio of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams has also continued to shine, although Adams may be forced to miss the game on Sunday after a scary incident involving Bears LB Danny Trevathan. If Adams is out against the Cowboys, Geronimo Allison will likely receive some extra snaps. On the other side of the ball, Green Bay’s defense recorded 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 sack against the Bears while limiting them to 308 yards of total offense. Things will likely be much more difficult on the road this Sunday, as Prescott and Co.certainly have a lot more talent than the recently demoted Mike Glennon and the rest of the Bears offense.
The Cowboys fell back to .500 on the season after losing at home last game to the Los Angeles Rams 35-30. Dak Prescott rebounded from a few disappointing outings with a strong three touchdown performance. Ezekiel Elliott also played well, rushing for one touchdown while adding another with a short-yardage reception. Dez Bryant finally had a little bit better of an individual match-up against a Rams secondary lacking a true shutdown corner. He responded with 5 catches for 98 yards. The real problem for Dallas against the Rams was their lacklustre play on defense, as the Cowboys allowed Los Angeles to rack up 412 total yards of offense. They could easily be in for another long day on Sunday, as Aaron Rodgers certainly has the ability to post big offensive numbers in a hurry.
Free NFL Pick Against the Spread: Packers +2
Aaron Rodgers loves to play against the Cowboys, it’s as simple as that. In seven games against Dallas, Rodgers is 5-2 with 12 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 101.4. With a point spread this small, I always like to target the team with the quarterback that I trust the most. Although Dak Prescott has really excelled during his short time in the league, he has also shown inconsistency at times. I think that Green Bay keeps this game close for three quarters before figuring out a way to grind out a road victory during the final minutes of the 4th quarter.
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Green Bay is also 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games and 6-2 ATS in their last six games against NFC opponents. Conversely, Dallas is 3-7 ATS in their last ten games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against teams with winning records. The Packers coulds also see a big boost with the possible return of RB Ty Montgomery this weekend. He looked great over the first couple weeks of the season before breaking several ribs in Week 4 during the Packer’s first drive of the game. Montgomery is currently listed as doubtful, however he did practice all week with extra padding in an attempt to get ready for Sunday afternoon.
Finally, for whatever reason, the road team in this particular match-up has seemed to fare much better lately -they are 4-1 ATS over the last five meetings between these two teams. I expect that trend to continue Sunday, as I don’t feel confident in Dallas at all after allowing a mediocre Rams team beat them at home last week. Look for Aaron Rodgers to have a monster game as he leads Green Bay to another victory.