You want a fun four o’clock game? Well I got one for you! The Dallas Cowboys head North to take on Wisconsin’s favorite team, the Green Bay Packers. The 4-1 Cowboys are on a four game win streak, with their latest coming a week ago at home against the Cincinnati Bengals by the score of 28-14. The Packers are 2-0 at home, beating the Giants 23-16 in week five.
The Cowboys made their statement last week. It was a game against two teams that had beaten up on lower end teams, and the Cowboys proved to be a much better club. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott ran wild and has been on a tear the last few weeks. And they have been doing this without Dez Bryant, who was limited in practice Thursday. He is no lock to play in this one, but with Cole Beasley catching passes from Dak Prescott, and Elliott looking so good, he is not needed.
The Packers have not been playing their best football, but still have been winning. But something there has not looked right. Mike McCarthy likes to play conservative at times, and it limits Aaron Rodgers at times. Jordy Nelson also has had some issues with drops. Add in Eddie Lacy dealing with an ankle injury. It is a team that I do not have as much faith in as I normally do.
So I am counting on the Cowboys continuing their strong play, while the Packers finally succumb to not playing at as high a level as they could be. Ezekiel Elliott will continue his strong play, and the Cowboys do lead the league in rushing yards per game, and are second in total yards per game. I’ll take the upset and the points in this one.
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Line: Packers -4.5, O/U: 47
Pick: Cowboys and the over
Result: Dal 30 – GB 16, Cowboys and the under