The Dallas Cowboys have established themselves as one of the best teams in the NFC. Dallas has an elite defense led by Micah Parsons paired with an effective offense with Dak Prescott at the helm.

Dallas has an opportunity to continue building its resume with consecutive games against the NFC North in the next two weeks. The first of the two carries some added meaning for those in the Cowboys’ locker room.

The Cowboys travel up to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Winning a game at Lambeau is never easy, but the Cowboys are road favorites over a squad that has really struggled this season.

There is extra motivation for the Cowboys to win this game — beyond just adding another victory to the win column. That stems from it being Mike McCarthy’s first game back in Green Bay since taking over as head coach in Dallas.

Added fuel for Cowboys

Dallas knows this is an important game for Mike McCarthy. That is not a secret. Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse acknowledged that there is “motivation” in the locker room to get the victory on Sunday.

“We want to get this one for our head coach being that he was there for some years, won a championship there and just going out here taking care of business for him,” Kearse told the media this week. “That’s enough motivation for us to go out there and do something.”

Even McCarthy himself admitted that he “really” wants to win the game on Sunday.

It is always must-watch television when the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers clash on the football field. That is most certainly the case this time around with Mike McCarthy making his return to the place that he won a Super Bowl.

The key will be for the Cowboys to not get too emotional when playing for their coach. That could lead to mistakes on the road in a difficult place to play. With that said, there is clearly some extra motivation from the Cowboys’ locker room.

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