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Packers WR Jordy Nelson Ruled Out for Sunday VS Cowboys

In a move that has been anticipated throughout the week, the Packers' has been officially ruled out of Sunday's playoff game against the . Nelson, Green Bay's leading receiver in 2016, suffered fractured ribs last week in the Packers' win over the .

After missing all of 2015 with an ACL tear, Nelson bounced back with a huge year. He had 97 catches for 1257 yards and 14 touchdowns during the regular season.

Jordy Nelson, PackersNelson's absence will place more burden on and against Dallas. Adam had a strong season also with 997 yards and 12 touchdowns on 75 catches. Cobb, who missed some time during the regular season, showed up big last week with five catches for 116 yards and three scores.

Not having to face Nelson will help the Cowboys' as comes back from . It may allow Dallas to ease Claiborne back as opposed to relying on him to try and contain ' favorite weapon.

That said, Rodgers has proven he can do big things even without his top receivers. Nelson's absence may help Dallas' cause, but the Packers are still a tremendous threat this Sunday.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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