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 GAME PREDICTIONS - 2017 Week 5 

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Name Record   Pick Prediction
Andrew 4-0 Green Bay Packers 28.21
This has the makings of a shootout with two sets of defenses which aren't great. The question is which offense will fire off more often. My bet is the Packers as aside from Elliott, the Cowboys offense has struggled. 
Andy 3-1 Dallas Cowboys 24-23
This will be a back and forth battle throughout the contest but in the end, Dallas and Dan Bailey will get the last second field goal to win this time around. 
Chris P 3-1 Green Bay Packers 27-24
The Cowboys will test the Packers defense. Dak Prescott had his way with Green Bay a year ago, so we will find out how much that side of the ball has improved. But, as long as Aaron Rodgers keeps rolling, I like Green Bay's chances of winning again at Jerry's World. 
Chris W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 30-27
For me, it comes down to Bakhtiari, Bulaga, Adams, Montgomery, Daniels—if none of them play, this game could go the other way. Daniels would be a welcome sight against a Dallas running attack that could have a big day. Despite that, I like Aaron Rodgers to make more magic at Jerry World and Mason Crosby to be the difference in this one. 
Cory 3-1 Green Bay Packers 33-31
Aaron Rodgers is 13-2 vs. Rod Marinelli defenses and even without Davante Adams, he should be able to carve this unit up. The only question is, will Rodgers get enough time to make that happen?
David 3-1 Green Bay Packers 27-24
Tempted to go with the Cowboys here. Even with their dominant O-line and running game taking a step back from a year ago, and their win-loss reflecting a team in flux, the Cowboys are still the realest-deal in a very competitive NFC East Division. But Green Bay will be its closest thing to full-force since the season opener. Tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari play together for the first time this season, which is enough to buy Aaron Rodgers a few more seconds and propel the Pack in another back-and-forth battle of NFC rivals. 
Elisha 4-0 Dallas Cowboys 33-31
I don't have much confidence in the Packers defense overcoming a slow offensive start in Dallas. If McCarthy's offensive game plan is similar to that of weeks 1-3, the Packers will, in all likelihood, lose. If he can get the offense into a rhythm and scheme receivers open, as he did against the Bears, they will likely come out on top.
Jason 4-0 Green Bay Packers 31-27
Both teams look to be without key players which changes the complexion of this game.  If the Packers can score 30 or more, I like their chances and that's what I'm predicting.  Green Bay's defense causes enough problems against a Cowboys offensive line that doesn't look itself so far.  Plus... Aaron Rodgers.
Jersey Al 4-0 Green Bay Packers 37-34
I could easily make a case for the Cowboys here, but if Bulaga, Bakhtiari and Daniels all return, I feel a lot better about the Packers' chances. I believe the Packers had this game targeted for the return of all three, but even if they don't play, I could see this as a "the team with the ball last wins" type of game. Hopefully, it ends like last year's playoff game in Dallas.
Michelle 3-1 Green Bay Packers 20-17
The Packers are 3-1 after the first quarter of the season, but their record is better than their play. Their meeting with the Dallas Cowboys is supposed to be a clash between NFC heavyweights, but both teams look off. Green Bay's defense, with the added boost of Mike Daniels, should be able to stave off the lackluster Dallas offense and hold on for the win. 
Ross 4-0 Green Bay Packers 34-22
This is a tough one. It’s hard to just believe Green Bay is really going to win this game on the road and move to 4-1. Here’s the thing, though: Dallas isn’t good. 
Zach 3-1 Green Bay Packers 31-21
I'm not sold on the Cowboys, and Aaron Rodgers seems to love playing in AT&T Stadium. The Packers are getting healthier, and everything seems to be working in their favor. While that could be dangerous, they’ll still win in Dallas for the second time in nine months.

 

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Nick Perry's picture

On Defense I'd say the Packers are better than the Cowboys at every level even with Daniels injured. I'd say they have better LB Corps and definitely a better secondary.

On Offense the Packers have a HUGE advantage at QB. I'd say the Packers are also better than the Cowboys at WR AND TE. I'll give the Cowboys the O-line but with Bahk and Bulaga back and Tyron Smith possibly out plus the 2 O-Linemen who left the Cowboys in FA, the Packers are probably close to even. We don't have a Zeke, even with Montgomery at 100%.

Add it all up and it seems to me the Packers are the better football team overall.

Packers 38 to 20!!! Yes Bearmeat...I'm sticking to that score!

Bearmeat's picture

Haha. I'd love it if you were right. Blowing out Dallas is always fun. Unfortunately, I just don't buy our defense. Yes, our D is better than theirs - and our O is better than theirs. This is why we'll win (my personal bet is 31-24). But our D is not a top 10 unit, so the odds are against us blowing out another good team.

Capers D hasn't looked good against a good QB since 2010. Point me to 2 games and I'll take it all back.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Last year the Packers intercepted Russel Wilson 5 times in 1 game. I consider Russel a good QB.

Bearmeat's picture

That was the ONE example I can think of in the past 5 years. But regardless of how good Russel is, he's only one person. Seattle's OL was the worst in the league last year and this year it's possibly still the worst. They have 2 receiving threats and no RB to be afraid of.

Who else though? I seriously can't think of one.

dobber's picture

It's all about momentum. The Packers are a team that needs to start fast to be at their best...making other teams feel like they need to score fast works to the favor of the defense. That's why it's a minor miracle, at least to me, that they're 3-1 at this point.

Tarynfor12's picture

Another game that will have home field implications come playoff time...possibly.
The Packers will lose close one with the game changing penalty going to Dallas.
Two straight losses in Dallas(???) for the Cowboys, I think not, sorry.
Dal-27
GB -24

I can hear the wah-wahs already.
: )

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Tarynfor12, Made $900 last night. I'm going tonight. I think the line is Dall-3. Do you really think this game is a push?? I can't play this game. As a rule, I would call this an Automatic Loss for GB, but this one looks different to me. What am I missing?? Why do I think GB can cover & even win here??
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LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

I think we were a Slight Wiener Dog to Dallas in the playoffs.
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Tarynfor12's picture

I'm not betting this one but strong lean to Dallas money line.
Going Rams, Panthers and Texans on a 6 point bump teaser though.

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Hey Tarynfor12, That's Amazing. I have the same 3 on a 1/2 Pt. Parley. All 3 are Tough Games to pick. I'm guessing the money is the other way on all 3. That's why I picked them. Broke even last night. Way ahead for the week. Just have a Small 3 Teamer. We must have been thinking alike.
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LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

Hey Tarynfor12, I don't believe I'm the wrong way on the Detroit game, but it sure looks like the Refs are Controlling this one?? Hope Not!!
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GBPDAN1's picture

Damn, I truly dislike the Cowgirls. Really hoping we beat them! Pack 31 - Cowpies 27. Does anyone know if Bak or Bulaga will play for sure? All I saw was limited practice and questionable.

Since '61's picture

The key to this game is to keep the Dallas run game in check. If the Packers defense can win the battle versus the Dallas OL the Pack should take this game. Get out to an early lead and play keep away from the Dallas offense. Force Dak to throw and generate a couple of picks. I like the Pack 34 - 16. Thanks, Since '61

Johnblood27's picture

My prediction?

PAIN!!!

Johnblood27's picture

I really like this match up in the Packers favor.

Sean Lee is out, and the Dallas OL is weak with Smith out and 2 starters departed with the new OL not in sync at all.

The Packers MASH unit has thinned somewhat and even with Monty a no-go I like the Packers to run through and over that big D D, starting Tackles or 4 G and a C. This D D is not as stout as da Bares, this is the match up advantage I like the best.

Our D is much improved with rookies and second year players providing the spark, speed and ability for other vets to play to capability. Jones, Martinez, King, Burnett, Clark, Lowry all contribute and limit Zak, Zeke and Dez.

Packers win big if mashed potato mike keeps his foot on the gas. This is the biggest weakness of this team right now, conservative mike will keep any team close, he needs to get over the "looking compassionate" thing he has for other head coaches. KILLER INSTINCT!!!

dobber's picture

Two weeks ago I picked the Bengals to win, 27-13...Packers won.

Last week I picked the Bears to win, 27-13...Packers won.

Dallas 27, Packers 13.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Bahkt and Brulaga coming back is important to stopping Dallas's only defense weapon Lawrence who's been unstoppable this year. Elliot hasn't looked the same and neother has Prescott. I think we'll see a similar defensive strategy we used to stop the Bears. The difference is Dallas has an ok QB and good WRs. Excited to see how the Packers defense handles it's 2nd real test. House and Rollins are still listed as questionable. Makes me wonder which CBs start. Do we see King and Hawkins on the outside and Randall in the star? Does Randall remain on the bench while Burnett covers the slot? Do Brooms, RJF, Odom, and Dial help stop the run? Should be a great game. I expect Packers to win.

dobber's picture

All the 'coach-speak' from this week leads me to believe that Randall will log some defensive snaps...the question is: how many and in what role? If House plays, I don't think Randall plays a lot...maybe 25-30% of the snaps, max. If House sits, then Randall likely gets quite a few snaps.

Jonathan Spader's picture

Where do they use Randall Dobber? Star, outsisde, slot? I imagine King against Dez, Burnett on Whitten, House or Hawkins on Williams, which would leave Randall on Beasly? If that's the case and I'm the cowboys I'd test all of those matchups. Our pass rush will be a huge factor into how Dallas attacks on offense. Can we get pressure with a healthy Matthews and Brooks if we have a clubbed Perry and a hip bothering Daniels?

LAS VEGAS-TOM's picture

If GB wins the Toss today, I want GB to take the ball. I want GB to start with AR on the field & a chance to grab the lead. The Hell with this deferring to the 2ond Half.
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