The Green Bay Packers will leave the freezing cold temperatures behind when they visit Texas to battle the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, January 15th in an NFC Divisional contest. Green Bay beat the New York Giants quite handily 38-13 at home last week to advance. The Packers won the NFC North Division this season by downing the Lions 31-24 in Detroit in their season closer to finish the campaign 10-6. Dallas went 13-3 on the season to take the top seed in the NFC and win the East Division. However, they were beaten 27-13 in their final regular-season game in Philadelphia. Dallas and the Packers met in Green Bay in week 6 with the visitors winning 30-16. The Packers have won six of their past 10 meetings with Dallas though.
Packers vs Cowboys: Bovada NFL Betting Line:
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Packers vs Cowboys – NFL Betting Trends:
Green Bay Packers:
- Season record: 10-6 straight up, 8-7-1 against the spread
- The total has been over in each of Green Bay’s past five contests
- Green Bay has gone 5-0 in their past five games
- The total has been over in five of Green Bay’s past six road trips
- The total has been under in five of Green Bay’s past seven meetings with Dallas
- The total has been over in 13 of Green Bay’s past 19 contests with Dallas
- Green Bay has gone 5-1 in their past six meetings with Dallas
- Green Bay has gone 1-7 against the spread on their past eight trips to Dallas
- The total has been over in nine of Green Bay’s past 10 visits to Dallas
- Green Bay has gone 1-9 on their past 10 games in Dallas
- Season record: 13-3 straight up, 10-5-1 against the spread
- Dallas has gone 13-2 in their past 15 games
- Dallas has gone 1-5 against the spread in their past six contests
- The total has been under in four of Dallas’s past five encounters
- Dallas has gone 5-0 in their past five home outings
- Dallas has gone 7-12-2 against the spread in their past 21 home games
- Dallas has gone 2-4 against the spread in their past six meetings with Green Bay
- The total been under in five of Dallas’s past seven matchups with Green Bay
- The total has been over in 13 of Dallas’s past 19 meetings against Green Bay
- Dallas has gone 1-5 in their past five outings against Green Bay
- Dallas has gone 9-1 in their past 10 home games with Green Bay
- The total has been over in nine of Dallas’s past 10 home encounters with Green Bay
Green Bay Packers – A Closer Look:
Green Bay scored the fourth-most 27 points per game on average this season and allowed 24.3 against. Their road record stood at an even 4-4. The Packers enter the game with seven straight wins behind them even though their passing defense ranked second-worst in the NFL this year at 269.2 yards against each week. The offense is top notch though with quarterback Aaron Rodgers leading the way. Rodgers has been white hot during the last eight games with 22 touchdown passes to his name without a single interception. He’s also averaged 297.5 yards in the air during that stretch. He threw four touchdown passes and had 362 yards against the Giants last week.
Forty of the Packers’ touchdowns this year came via their aerial attack as the team’s ground game averaged just 106.3 yards a game to rank ranked 20th in the NFL. Rodgers has combined well with his top targets Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Jared Cook. All four of them received for over 100 yards at least once in their late-season winning streak. Unfortunately, Nelson is listed as day to day since he suffered a rib injury last week. The Packers’ rush defense has been in top form as they’ve held the opposition to fewer than 100 yards in five of the past seven contests.
Dallas Cowboys – A Closer Look:
The Cowboys were led by a pair of rookie stars this season as quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott led the offense. Dallas scored 26.3 points per game on average and allowed just 19.1 against and went 7-1 at home this year. Prescott and Elliot obviously lack playoff experience so it’ll be interesting to see how they do. The Cowboys burned Green Bay for 424 yards in their regular-season meeting and also forced the Packers into four turnovers with an interception and three fumbles. Prescott recorded 23 touchdowns during the campaign and was picked off just four times. He also passed for an average of 229.2 yards per outing.
Prescott tossed three touchdown passes in the 30-16 win over the Packers in week 6 while Elliot added 157 yards on the ground, averaging 5.6 yards per rush. Elliot ran for a league-high 1,631 yards this season and along with Prescott will be key performers for the Cowboys on Sunday. Elliot became the first rookie to lead the NFL in rushing in the past 17 seasons and he’s just the fifth running back in league history to rush for more than 1,600 as a rookie. The Dallas defense will have the tough task of trying to keep Rodgers in check as their defense conceded and average of 260.4 passing yards a game this season, which was seventh-worst in the league. However, their rush defense was the league’s best by allowing only 83.6 yards against per game.
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