Rollins ruled out; Packers-Cowboys inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 16, 2016 – 1:54 pm

161016-inactives-950The following players will not play in Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys:

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24 CB Quinten Rollins
32 S Chris Banjo
37 CB Sam Shields
44 RB James Starks
68 T Kyle Murphy
89 TE Jared Cook
99 DT Christian Ringo

Starting lineup changes: #82 Richard Rodgers will start at tight end for Cook, #36 LaDarius Gunter will start at cornerback for Shields

Dallas Cowboys
9 QB Tony Romo
25 RB Lance Dunbar
32 CB Orlando Scandrick
34 RB Darius Jackson
79 OL Chaz Green
88 WR Dez Bryant
95 DL David Irving


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Captains selected for Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 16, 2016 – 10:25 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), S Morgan Burnett (defense) and WR Ty Montgomery (special teams).


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Halftime ceremony with Brett Favre will be ‘special’

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 14, 2016 – 9:57 am

161014-mccarthy-950GREEN BAY — The Packers are honoring Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre at halftime of Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game, putting his name up on the Lambeau Field facade along with the franchise’s others enshrined in Canton and presenting him with his Hall of Fame ring.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy — who coached Favre’s final two seasons in Green Bay and was his QB coach back in 1999 — won’t be able to see the halftime ceremony, but he expects it to add to the atmosphere in the stadium.

“Anytime they put your name up in Lambeau Field, it’s special,” McCarthy said on Friday. “Brett’s special in what he’s accomplished as a Green Bay Packer. It’ll be great to see his name up there permanently and get the ring and so forth. It’ll be great for our fans. The organization is excited about having him back.”

It’s interesting that Favre is coming back for a Cowboys game. Dallas was his nemesis as an opponent, as the Packers lost in the playoffs three straight years during the Cowboys’ dynasty of the early 1990s. McCarthy’s Packers now have their own history, and playoff history, with the Cowboys, which factors into the game atmosphere as well.

“You look at both organizations, there’s a lot of history, not only against each other but in the NFL,” McCarthy said. “We respect that, we understand it. They definitely do travel very well, so hopefully our Packer fans will hold onto their tickets. It’ll be a festive environment to play in. There will be a ton of energy outside the stadium, inside the stadium. That’s part of the competition between the Packers and Cowboys.”

As for the Packers’ injury report, McCarthy said RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) continues to “make progress,” while RB James Starks (knee, personal) is slated to return to the team on Saturday, and an evaluation on his availability will be made then. On the offensive line, McCarthy has no concerns about G T.J. Lang (hip) or C JC Tretter (back) for this week.

“JC just got hit in practice, so we were being cautious and following the rules of the injury report,” McCarthy said. “T.J. just needed a day.”

McCarthy also said CB Sam Shields (concussion) was not expected to practice on Saturday, while CB Damarious Randall (groin) might practice. “I’m hopeful he’ll do something tomorrow,” McCarthy said.

 


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This week’s TV map: Packers vs. Cowboys

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 13, 2016 – 2:47 pm

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– If you’re looking for a Packers bar airing the game, try the search feature on Packers Everywhere.

– FOX Sports, now in its 23rd season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game.

– Play-by-play man Thom Brennaman joins color commentator Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 22nd season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 18th season of broadcasts together.

– Sports USA Radio will air the game on radio across the country. Wayne Randazzo (play-by-play) and Doug Plank (analyst) will call the action.

– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.

– DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on Channel 715.

NFL Game Pass gives fans access to full replays of every NFL game on demand, in high definition.

 

INTERNATIONAL
– Brazil: Domingo 18:25 (ESPN)
– Mexico: Domingo 3:00p (Televisa)

TV map is courtesy of 506sports.com. View the full image.


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Packers move into sole possession of first place in NFC North

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 13, 2015 – 8:52 pm

151213-rbs-950PACKERS IMPROVE TO 9-4 WITH 28-7 WIN OVER DALLAS
– The Packers topped the Dallas Cowboys, 28-7, on Sunday at Lambeau Field to improve to 9-4 on the season. The victory moves Green Bay into sole possession of first place in the NFC North, one game ahead of Minnesota (8-5).

– Green Bay improved to 18-3 at Lambeau Field in the month of December under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers have won 14 of their last 15 contests at home in December.

– The Packers rushed for 230 yards on 44 carries (5.2 avg.) on Sunday, their most rushing yards in a regular-season game since Nov. 29, 2004, vs. St. Louis (231 yards on 28 carries).

– Green Bay posted 29 first downs on Sunday, its most since recording 30 vs. Minnesota on Nov. 24, 2013 (OT).

– The Packers posted a 37:48 time of possession on Sunday, a season high and the best since Week 16 last season at Tampa Bay (38:38).

– The Packers registered their eighth zero-giveaway game of the season, tying the single-season franchise record (2009).

– Green Bay limited the Cowboys to a 9.1 conversion rate on third down (1 of 11), the Packers’ best mark posted against an opponent since Dec. 16, 2012, at Chicago (0.0, 0 of 9).

– The game-time temperature of 53 degrees on Sunday was the warmest recorded at Lambeau Field for a December/January game (since 1959). The previous high at Lambeau Field was 45 degrees (vs. Denver, Dec. 28, 2003; vs. Minnesota, Dec. 2, 2012).

– The Packers will travel to Oakland next Sunday to take on the Raiders at 3:05 p.m. CST, Green Bay’s first regular-season visit to Oakland since 2003.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,369, the 316th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers’ surpassed the 3,000-yard passing mark on the season for the seventh time in his career (2008-12, 2014-15), the second most in franchise history (Brett Favre, 16). Rodgers now has 3,175 yards passing this season.

– TE Richard Rodgers’ 3-yard TD catch in the second quarter was his seventh receiving TD of the season. He has five TD receptions in the last six games.

– RB James Starks posted 103 yards from scrimmage (71 rushing, 32 receiving) on Sunday, giving him a career-high 884 yards from scrimmage for the season as he surpassed his previous high of 794 yards in 2011.

– Starks posted a rushing TD and a receiving TD on Sunday, giving him a career-high five total TDs on the season.

– RB Eddie Lacy recorded a season-high 124 rushing yards on 24 carries (5.2 avg.), his third 100-yard rushing game in the last four contests.

– WR Randall Cobb finished with eight receptions for 81 yards (10.1 avg.), extending his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a catch to 53 (No. 5 in franchise history).

– CB Sam Shields recorded an interception on Sunday, giving him one in all three regular-season games he has played in his career vs. Dallas.

– For the second straight game, P Tim Masthay punted six times and posted a net average of 44.0-plus yards. Masthay registered a 44.7-yard net average on Sunday vs. Dallas.


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Tretter will start at center; Packers-Cowboys inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 13, 2015 – 1:54 pm

151213-tretter-950The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys:

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7 QB Brett Hundley
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
38 RB John Crockett
53 LB Nick Perry
55 LB Andy Mulumba
63 C Corey Linsley
88 WR Ty Montgomery

Starting lineup change: #73 JC Tretter will start at center for #63 Corey Linsley

Dallas Cowboys
9 QB Tony Romo
19 WR Brice Butler
29 CB Deji Olatoye
53 LB Mark Nzeocha
65 G Ronald Leary
79 T Chaz Green
87 TE Geoff Swaim

Starting lineup change: #16 Matt Cassel will start at QB for #9 Tony Romo


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Packers select Week 14 captains

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 13, 2015 – 11:25 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be TE Richard Rodgers (offense), LB Mike Neal (defense) and CB Demetri Goodson (special teams).


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How to watch Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 11, 2015 – 1:00 pm

151209-cowboys-950– Kickoff: Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3:25 p.m. CT

Click here for the Packers-Cowboys game center

– Watch a replay of the game on your desktop, connected TV, tablet or smartphones with NFL GamePass. Out-of-market fans can watch the game LIVE with NFL GamePass. Start your free trial today.

– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game, try www.packerseverywhere.comPackers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun.

– FOX Sports, now in its 22nd season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game.

– Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins color commentator Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 17th season of broadcasts together.

– Westwood One Sports will air the game across the country. Kevin Lee (play-by-play) and Mark Malone (analyst) will call the action and Scott Graham will host pre-game and halftime shows.

– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).

-DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on channel 717.

– TV coverage map courtesy of the506.com:

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Aaron Rodgers climbs the playoff charts: News & notes from Sunday’s win

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 11, 2015 – 6:52 pm

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– The Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys, 26-21, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field to secure a spot in the NFC Championship game next Sunday at Seattle.

– It will be the sixth time Green Bay has played in the NFC title contest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. This will be the Packers’ third appearance in the NFC Championship in the past eight seasons (2007 and 2010), which is tied with San Francisco for the most in the NFC over that span.

– Sunday’s contest against Dallas was Green Bay’s 50th postseason game, which ranks No. 3 in league history behind Dallas (60) and Pittsburgh (55). The Packers now have an all-time record of 31-19 (.620) in the playoffs, including a 17-5 (.773) mark at home.

– Sunday marked Green Bay’s first playoff win when trailing at the half (14-10) since Jan. 13, 2002, vs. San Francisco (7-6).

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 79,704, a new Lambeau Field record.

– QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 316 yards and three TDs on 24-of-35 passing, his fourth career 300-yard game in the postseason as he surpassed Brett Favre (three) for the team playoff reord.

– It marked Rodgers’ fifth career playoff game (10 starts) with a passer rating of at least 110.0, which is tied for the third most in NFL history behind only Joe Montana (six in 23 starts) and Tom Brady (six in 27 starts).

– Including the postseason, Rodgers has now thrown 512 passes and 41 TD passes without an interception at home.

– WR Randall Cobb posted eight receptions for 116 yards (14.5 avg.), both career postseason highs. His eight receptions are tied for the fourth most by a Packer in a playoff game (three players with nine).

– WR Davante Adams recorded 117 receiving yards and a TD on seven catches (16.7 avg.), the most receiving yards and catches by a Green Bay rookie in playoff history.

– RB Eddie Lacy (101 rushing yards on 19 carries) became the first Packer to rush for 100-plus yards in a postseason game since RB James Starks posted 123 yards at Philadelphia on Jan. 9, 2011.

– With eight points on Sunday, K Mason Crosby brought his career total to 1,122, which is the most points scored in the regular season and postseason combined in franchise history (K Ryan Longwell, 1,119).

– Crosby connected on both of his field-goal attempts, further extending his franchise-record streak to 11 consecutive field goals made in the playoffs.

– Crosby scored in his 12th consecutive postseason game, further extending his franchise record.

– TE Andrew Quarless’ 4-yard TD catch in the first quarter was his first career postseason TD.

– With two forced fumbles on the afternoon, LB Julius Peppers became the first Packer to post two in a postseason game since CB Mike McKenzie at Philadelphia on Jan. 11, 2004.

– LB Nick Perry led the Packers with 1.5 sacks, his second straight playoff game with at least one sack.

– The Packers’ 425 yards of offense on Sunday were the most by the team in a postseason game since recording 442 at Atlanta on Jan. 15, 2011.

– Green Bay’s conversion rate of 64.3 on third down was its best in a playoff game since a 66.7 rate (8-12) at Atlanta on Jan. 15, 2011.

– The Packers registered four sacks on Sunday, their most in a playoff game since recording five at Atlanta on Jan. 15, 2011.


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News now! Cowboys cling to 21-20 lead after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on January 11, 2015 – 2:32 pm

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GREEN BAY–Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams with a 46-yard touchdown pass with 1:41 to play in the third quarter, and the Packers pulled to within 21-20 of the Cowboys heading into the fourth quarter of today’s playoff game at Lambeau Field.

On Dallas’ first possession of the second half, the Packers recovered a DeMarco Murray that Julius Peppers caused and Datone Jones recovered, and a team looking for life found it. From the Cowboys 44, a gimpy Aaron Rodgers went to work.

Eddie Lacy burst through a hole on the left side for 29 yards to the Dallas 16-yard line, but a personal foul against T.J. Lang moved the ball back to the Cowboys 22, third-and-16 instead of what would’ve been third-and-1. Ultimately, Mason Crosby came into the game and booted a 30-yard field goal that cut the Cowboys’ lead to 14-13 with 7:46 to play in the third quarter.

Dallas answered with a ball-control drive that quickly moved across midfield. Tony Romo threw to Jason Witten for 15 yards to the Packers 27, and then DeMarco Murray circled right end for 26 yards to the Packers 1. From there, Murray scored on the next play, 21-13 in the Cowboys’ favor with 4:12 to play in the third quarter. The drive was 80 yards in six plays.

The Cowboys were on the move when the third quarter ended.

 

 

 

 

 


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