The Dallas Cowboys have won six of their first eight games in the 2022 NFL season. That includes successfully navigating a chunk of the schedule without Dak Prescott.
A healthy Prescott with this defense makes the Dallas Cowboys a true contender in the NFL. Especially in an NFC that is there for the taking and is largely wide open at this point. Despite the Philadelphia Eagles being unbeaten.
Yet, the upcoming game against the Green Bay Packers could go a long way in defining the Cowboys this season. It is a game that many seem to be glossing over, but it will tell us a lot about what this team can really do in the playoffs.
Cowboys have underrated test
On paper, this is a game that the Dallas Cowboys should win. Dallas has a 6-2 record, sit near the top of the NFC in terms of record, and has largely played good football this season.
The Green Bay Packers, on the other hand, are struggling — to put it lightly. Aaron Rodgers does not look invincible anymore, the inexperience at wide receiver is catching up, and standout pass rusher Rashan Gary is out for the remainder of the year. Things are lining up for the Cowboys to grab a road victory.
However, winning at Lambeau Field is never easy. That is especially true with Aaron Rodgers on the other side — even if he has had his struggles in 2022. Dallas knows what it is like to have your heart ripped out by that quarterback and that franchise.
Green Bay still has the talent to beat the Cowboys, despite the on-going losing streak. The Packers have Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon at running back. Allen Lazard is a solid receiver. Jaire Alexander is one of the best corners in the NFL.
Point being, the Cowboys cannot just walk into Lambeau and expect a win. This game will test Dallas in a playoff-like environment and ewmotions will be high in Mike McCarthy’s return.
If the Cowboys can walk out a win — especially in impressive fashion — it will show that Dallas has the mental toughness to make a legit run. Sunday could go a long way in defining the Dallas Cowboys this season.
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