The Dallas Cowboys' regular season could not have gone much better.
The NFL will release dates and times of the games later this spring.
Prescott is healthy. Elliott is rested and healthy after getting the day off during the Cowboys' meaningless season finale against the Eagles on Sunday.
So of the three, the Giants seem like the clear-cut team that would present the most hard challenge for the Cowboys, right? Both have won Super Bowls, with Manning earning two wins and two MVP awards in the big game. While they can't be underestimated they just don't represent the challenge that Aaron Rodgers and the Pack represent at this point.
The Green Bay Packers (10-6) will look to avenge a playoff loss to the New York Giants (11-5) at Lambeau Field five years ago when they square off again Sunday as solid home favorites in the second NFC Wild Card game. Since 2010, the Packers have played the Giants six times (including playoffs), tied for the most games against a non-division opponent (Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers). His 40 touchdown passes are the most in pro football, and during Green Bay's last six games ― all wins ― the 33-year-old signal caller has amassed 18 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
In the 2006 finale against the Redskins, running back Tiki Barber bailed Manning out of a measly 12-of-26, 101-yard passing performance with a 234-yard rushing performance.
Each of Dallas' potential match-ups brings its own discomforts.
None of that's to say the Cowboys don't have a chance to advance.
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What we are suggesting is Zenner can open up things for Matthew Stafford, who is an elite quarterback, but gets put in bad situations with pass-happy play-calling far too often. However, the Giants defense was able to pick off Rodgers twice, both by Janoris Jenkins and held Rodgers to a season low completion percentage. "Third time's a charm, right?" As of Wednesday, the Giants were a4.5-point underdog at most sports books in Las Vegas. Ranked by points scored, the Packers actually were ranked higher than the Cowboys.
But the story didn't change 91 days later when the Cowboys traveled to East Rutherford, N.J., for the rematch. After quarterback Aaron Rodgers' promise that they would "run the table" following a 4-6 start, the Packers did just that, re-establishing themselves as an offensive juggernaut.
But as he addressed his team - his brief postgame remarks were carried on NBC - McCarthy saw out of the corner of his eye veteran tight end Jared Cook, grinning from ear to ear and cherishing his recently distributed "NFC North Champions" hat.
The following season the Giants had home field advantage locked up for their season finale with the Vikings.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 finalists - NFL.com The Packers had no semifinalists, and therefore get nobody in the final 15 of the voting. Rodgers has made quick work of a host of elite defenses over the past month-and-a-half.
First of all, NY has the defense to slow down Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been almost unstoppable during his team's six-game winning streak.
The Cowboys generally have been a dominant force this year, but in one respect they have been dominated. The Lions' defense can't handle the Cowboys' offense and the Lions' offense isn't very good, either. They're also the ones who knocked the Cowboys out of their most recent playoff run in 2014.