- Mike McCarthy's return to Green Bay.
- Aaron Rodgers' dominance over the Cowboys — Will the Boys break the streak?
- Micah Parsons versus A-Rod for the first time.
Besides those topics, one storyline that can always play a huge factor in games is injuries, as a team could be without key starters. Looking at both teams, you see injuries affect the Packers more than the Cowboys, as the Packers will be without several players.
And the Cowboys, well, just one, maybe two guys out. But injuries are a part of the game, and it should still be a competitive game between the two.
Check out who's in and who's out from both teams below.
As mentioned above, the Cowboys are relatively healthy and could be missing just one player, possibly two.
The one player missing for sure on Sunday is LB Anthony Barr, who didn't practice once this week, and is still nursing a hamstring injury. But the other teammate who could join Barr on the sidelines is running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Throughout the week, Cowboys media personnel reported that Elliott did everything this whole week and looked good in practice. However, the team still hasn't said anything about playing him — as he is returning from a knee injury.
As of Saturday, Elliott has a questionable game designation on the injury report. An interesting note on Elliott came from Cowboys writer Patrik Walker, as he reported the team elevated RB Quadree Ollison from the practice squad.
Walker explained the move could hint at the team's game plan for Elliott — but added that Zeke could still play if he tests well in warmups. We likely won't know if he's playing until closer to game time.
Here are other players who appeared on the injury report throughout the week — but are projected to play: DE Dorance Armstrong, WR Noah Brown, TE Jake Ferguson, WR Michael Gallup, S Malik Hooker, LB Micah Parsons, TE Dalton Schultz, WR KaVontae Turpin, DE Sam Williams, and S Donovan Wilson.
UPDATE as of 2:13 p.m. CT
According to Cowboys reporter Michael Gehlken, Elliott is out against the Packers, and Pollard will start again. Also, here are other players who are inactive below:
Cowboys’ full inactives today at Packers: RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee), LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), DL Chauncey Golston, LB Jabril Cox, S Markquese Bell, CB Nahshon Wright and No. 3 QB Will Grier. https://t.co/guF01whddA
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 13, 2022
Green Bay Packers
For the Packers, the injury bug has hit them hard on both sides of the ball. Starting with their offense, they will be missing WR Romeo Dubbs, who suffered an ankle injury last week, and possibly be without wideout Amari Rodgers (hamstring) and T David Bakhtiari (knee), who are both listed as questionable.
Shifting to the defense, the Packers will be without four, possibly five players. Those out include LB Rashan Gary (IR — knee), LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee), CB Eric Stokes (ankle/knee), and CB Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle).
Linebacker Krys Barnes (concussion) is doubtful, so it could mean the Packers will be missing five guys.
Here are other players who appeared on the injury report throughout the week — but are projected to play: K Mason Crosby, CB Rasual Douglas, G/T Elgton Jenkins, RB Aaron Jones, WR Allen Lazard, TE Marcedes Lewis, QB Aaron Rodgers, G Joe Runyan, LB Preston Smith, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Christian Watson, and DL Devonte Wyatt.
Despite the Cowboys being the heavy favorite, expect an exciting game on Sunday.