When it rains, it pours. The Green Bay Packers (3-6) bad week keeps getting worse.

From the Brett Favre saga taking another turn, to the scrutiny QB Aaron Rodgers and the entire Packers offense.

On top of that, many of the team’s best players won’t be playing on Sunday. Some for the remainder of the year.

Edge rusher Rashan Gary is out for the year (torn ACL), wide receiver Romeo Doubs is out for at least a month (high-ankle sprain) and running back Aaron Jones’ availability is up in the air (ankle).

Now another domino has fell. Corner Eric Stokes has remained hopeful the injury he suffered against the Detroit Lions isn’t as bad as originally thought.

Despite his positivity, it ultimately has never been up to him. It is confirmed Stokes is liekly out for the year with both ankle and knee injuries.

A big blow for an already depleted Green Bay defense. On the season, Stokes has had his struggles allowing over 70% in man coverage for 261 yards. With only 75 combined yards coming after the catch.

Now, the Green Bay Packers will be without another starter going up against the Dallas Cowboys (6-2). This likely means an increased role for Keisean Nixon, alongside Jaire Alexander and Rasual Douglas at the cornerback position.

The secondary as a whole has played well on the season. Allowing the fourth-fewest passing yards on the season. Without their second-year corner, they will need to rely on who they still have as they gear up to play QBs like Dak Prescott, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.

The loss of Stokes is a big blow to a defense that is playing on it’s last leg as it is. There’s a small chance Stokes could be back before the season ends, but if he can play by the time the season’s lost, expect him to sit.

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