McCarthy served as Packers head coach from 2006 to 2018 and led the team to a Super Bowl XLV victory in 2010. In December of 2018, he was fired by the Packers and hired to become the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys 13 months later.
In his two seasons coaching the Cowboys, McCarthy has established an 18-15 record, while leading Dallas to the playoffs last season after winning the NFC East division.
As for the Packers, head coach Matt LaFleur was hired just over a month after McCarthy was fired. Since taking over for the Packers, LaFleur has amassed a 37-9 record in his first three seasons as a head coach. Including a .804-win percentage, the highest in NFL history in a head coach’s first 45 games. Under LaFleur, Green Bay has secured the NFC North crown in all three seasons with two NFC Championship appearances.
The Packers and Cowboys last faced off on October 6, 2019, with the Packers securing a 34-24 road win. The last game played in Lambeau between the two teams occurred on October 16, 2016, when the Cowboys came out on top 30-16.
The Packers and Cowboys have been involved in some historic affairs over the past decade including two infamous playoff meetings. The first occurred in 2015 known as the “Dez Caught It” game while the second occurred in 2016 with the legendary Jared Cook catch on the 32-yard sideline with three seconds remaining.
With the two teams expected to enter the season at the top of their respective divisions, a Week 10 clash in Lambeau could end up creating some potential playoff implications, while adding yet another chapter to the historic Packers-Cowboys rivalry.
Kole Noble is a lifelong Packers fan currently living in North Carolina and is a huge NFL Draft nut. You can follow him on twitter at @SlawSportsShow.