Posts tagged Dallas Cowboys

Fringe Observers Planted At Packers-Cowboys Game

Fringe Observer

Fox’s Fringe was written off early on by a lot of TV viewers as a rip-off of The X-Files. While it shares some similarities – FBI agents investigating paranormal activity – that’s about where the similarities end. They are actually pretty different shows. The X-Files was fairly aliens-centric, while Fringe deals with parallel universes and […]

1996 Packers, 49ers Riot Game Changed Everything

Goddam right!

There have been some great matchups in the history of the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers series, but the high point came in the mid-to-late ’90s. Those years signaled a changing of the guard in an NFL once ruled by the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. A well-built Green Bay Packers team with a mix […]

Woodson NFC Defensive Player of Week

Photo: Morry Gash

Green Bay Packers’ cornerback Charles Woodson will be named NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. Woodson, 33, had one interception, two forced fumbles and a team-leading nine tackles in Green Bay’s season-saving 17-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers called it […]

Conservative Packers’ Offense Could Become Norm

The rare occurance when no one is near Rodgers

We talked about it before the Dallas Cowboys’ game – the Green Bay Packers had to employ an offensive game plan that included copious amounts of Ryan Grant and quick passes to negate the opposing team’s pass rush. That’s just what the Packers did, and the result was an unspectacular but effective offensive performance and […]

Packers Finally Crank Up the Blitz

Nick Barnett recorded two sacks on Sunday. Photo: Mark Hoffman

The main reason the Green Bay Packers beat the surging Dallas Cowboys 17-7 on Sunday was their defense, and the main reason their defense played so well is because they blitzed more than they have all season. According to ESPN, the Packers blitzed just over 50 percent of the time on Sunday – a marked […]

Packers Defense Shows Up Just in Time

No go, Romo. Photo: Jim Prisching

The Green Bay Packers’ defense that has largely been absent since the team’s last win – over the Cleveland Browns – essentially saved the Packers’ season in Sunday’s 17-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That unit everyone remembers from the preseason and dominating wins over the lowly Detroit Lions and Browns was back in full […]

Predictions: Packers vs. Cowboys

Jason Witten

Monty: The Green Bay Packers are in turmoil after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys come to town on a four-game winning streak. Injuries have taken a toll on the Packers, but they should go into the game with at least one offensive weapon back, in Jordy Nelson. Nelson will make […]

The Allen Barbre Experiment Has Officially Concluded

It looks like the days of Allen Barbre as a starting right tackle for the Green Bay Packers are officially and mercifully over. Barbre was replaced by recently-resigned veteran Mark Tauscher in the lineup last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately, Tauscher went down with an injury shortly after halftime of the Bucs game. […]

A Glimpse Of The Future? Brad Jones Will Start Against Cowboys

In a test of the Green Bay Packers’ depth at linebacker, rookie outside linebacker Brad Jones will not only see the first significant action of his career, but will notch his first start as a pro against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Regular starter Aaron Kampman will be held out of the game due to […]

It Doesn’t Take Much to Get to Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers gets sacked - big surprise! Photo: Evan Siegle

Seriously. It doesn’t take much to get to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Of the league-leading 37 sacks the Packers have given up this season, only six have been recorded when opposing teams blitz. That’s only 16 percent. In other words, the recipe for shutting down the Packers offense is pretty simple – send […]

Packers Sack Total Likely to Increase, But Cowboys Aren’t All That

This week, the Green Bay Packers will face a stouter defensive foe than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the form of the Dallas Cowboys. During the Cowboys current four-game winning streak, it has been their defense that has stepped up after not playing up to expectations during the beginning of the season. That’s bad news […]

Can Aaron Rodgers Bounce Back for the Packers?

Photo: Benny Sieu

A big question heading into the second half of the Green Bay Packers’ season is second year starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and whether he can help reverse the team’s fortunes and make the Packers – now in second place in the NFC North at 4-4 – a playoff contender again. Rodgers is having a great […]

Packers’ Offensive Line – Take Six

It’s no newsflash that the Green Bay Packers haven’t been able to protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers this season, even though you’ll be reading some form of the same story in all of Wisconsin’s local papers this week. Possibly the worst part about the Packers infuriating offensive line, or lack there of, is that they will […]

After 10,001 Simulations, Packers Make the Playoffs

You remember football in January, dont you?

From the Take From This What You Will Department… After 10,001 simulations run on the remainder of the NFL schedule, the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs at 10-6. That is, if you believe What If Sports, which runs said simulations based on some sort of mumbo jumbo that isn’t terribly clear. From what I […]

Packers Are About to Get Healthy

I’m not talking about the injuries that have plagued the Green Bay Packers thus far, although the return of safety Atari Bigby and left tackle Chad Clifton to the staring lineup can only help, I’m talking about the schedule. The Packers are about to go into what is shaping up as the easiest portion of […]

Cowboys’ Bennett: Why Do Black People Love Chicken?

Martellus Bennett

From the I Just Couldn’t Resist files, comes this chicken nugget from Dallas Cowboys’ backup tight end Martellus Bennett, who writes a regular blog for the Dallas Morning News’ Cowboys Insider. At first, I thought it was a joke, and then I read it. And then I wondered, how did this literary gold and scholarly […]

Free Agency 2009: Day 2 Update

Chris Canty

The Green Bay Packers didn’t make a peep on day two of the free agency signing period and appear to be content waiting around for now, while trying to secure a visit from Dallas Cowboys defensive end, Chris Canty. Several players signed contracts today, and the most interesting news out of Green Bay was that […]

Free Agency 2009: Their Guys

Albert Haynesworth

Previously, we looked at the Green Bay Packers free agents, the most notable of which is Mark Tauscher. Now it’s time to get down to business, and look at which free agents the Packers can steal from other teams. Free agency begins today at 11 p.m. CST, and according to the Green Bay Press Gazette, […]

Cowboys Don’t Implode, Packers Do

Numb. That about sums up how I feel about the Green Bay Packers after their 20-16 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday. Pretty much every aspect of the game was ugly. The overwhelming feeling that the Packers have been in this situation before, that they wouldn’t come through on a particular play, and that this […]

Cowboys Ready to Implode, Vikings Ready to Suck

Tarvaris Jackson

It’s hard to find silver linings in the 2008 NFL season lately, but the misfortune of the Green Bay Packers’ sworn enemies definitely qualifies. First, to Dallas, where the Cowboys are getting ready to implode because of guess who? The ubiquitous Terrell Owens – who else? It seems that TO isn’t on the same page […]