The Dallas Cowboys (6-2) return to action this week against the Green Bay Packers (3-6), as it will be the first time Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy returns to Lambeau Field since he donned green and yellow as the Packers HC.
In the past, the games between these two have always been electric and down to the wire. But on Sunday, it's shaping out to be all-Cowboys, as the Packers have looked like a disaster this season.
While that sounds fine and dandy, I wouldn't discount the Packers since they still have QB Aaron Rodgers at the helm, and he has owned the Cowboys his whole career — losing only once all-time.
Also, if the Cowboys pull it out on Sunday, it will be their third consecutive win in a row and their first victory against the Packers since 2016.
Date: Sunday, November 13 | Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Location: Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)
TV: FOX | Stream: NFL+ & FuboTV
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, sideline reporters: Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
Radio: 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM), 107.5 La Grande in Spanish (KMVK-FM)
Caesars Sportsbook: Line: DAL -4.5; O/U: 43.0
ESPN Pick Center: DAL (SPREAD): -4.5; ML: -220 | GB (SPREAD): +4.5; ML: +180
ESPN Matchup Predictor: DAL: 69.0% odds to win | GB: 30.7% | TIE: 0.3%
Cowboys: RB Tony Pollard, WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys D/ST
For the Cowboys, fans may see a heavy emphasis on the run on Sunday. While the Packers' defense has looked lackluster this season, they are tough in the passing game. I understand fans can bring up that the Bears were a problematic matchup too, but the Boys will likely start the game with the run.
Given that the Packers, who allow 4.8 yards per carry, are horrible against the run, it should be a colossal rushing performance from the Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard duo.
I added Lamb as a play for this game because his target usage is there, and despite the Cowboys likely going run-heavy, Lamb will get fed. While he may not find the end zone, I'm riding with him being one of the best fantasy plays between the two.
Lastly, the Cowboys' defense has been stellar all season. Plain and simple. The Packers have limited weapons, so this is a no-brainer. Although Rodgers is still back there, this is one of the most depleted offenses he has had in quite some time.
Packers: RB Aaron Jones, WR Allen Lazard
Sticking with the offense, these two are arguably the biggest threats the Cowboys have to worry about defending. Beyond them, you have TE Robert Tonyan, WR Sammy Watkins, and RB AJ Dillon.
All three are serviceable players. But they haven't performed well this season. And, if you pair that with an elite defense they have to face, I wouldn't roll out with any of those guys in fantasy football formats.
Jones and Lazard are your safe plays because of the volume they're expected to receive.