There is no real way to sugar coat it, the Green Bay Packers loss to the Philadelphia Eagles this past Thursday Night really hurt as they let the game slip away from them. However, they still find themselves at 3-1 but do have another tough matchup this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys on the road.
Dallas is coming off of their first loss of the season as well but they do present a difficult matchup for this Packers team. The Green Bay offense has struggled to find consistency this season and even though against Philadelphia may have been the best that they looked all year, they still had two trips inside the Eagles’ 10-yard line that resulted in no points.
Although the Cowboys’ didn’t have the toughest opponents by any means the first three weeks of the season, they are still ranked seventh in yards allowed and third in points per game given up. Not to mention that they have Zeke Elliot at running back who could very easily give this Packers’ run defense fits and the game could quickly become a shootout.
Yet with all of that said, we also have to take into account that this game is being played at Jerry World and Aaron Rodgers sure loves playing at Jerry World.
Back in 2011, it was in Dallas that Rodgers and the Packers would win Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game Rodgers would complete 24/39 passes for 304 yards with three touchdowns and a QBR of 111.5 which resulted in the Super Bowl MVP award as well.
Fast forward to January of 2017 when the Packers were in the midst of their run the table stretch at met the Cowboys in the divisional round of the playoffs. With little time on the clock, we all remember Rodgers making an incredible throw to Jared Cook on the sideline which set up the Mason Crosby game-winning field goal.
The following season in October, Rodgers would lead another last-second comeback against the Cowboys at Jerry World. Down three with 1:13 left on the clock, Rodgers would take over and lead the Packers 75 yards on nine plays before finding Davante Adams in the endzone with only 11 seconds remaining for another Green Bay win in Dallas.
In total over those three games, Rodgers is completing nearly 64 percent of his passes for 880 yards with eight touchdowns. But most importantly, he has three wins.
While this Packers’ offense is still trying to find their way in the new system and Dallas is going to be a difficult opponent, we certainly can’t discount what Aaron Rodgers can do at Jerry World when the lights are shining their brightest.