Divisional Capsule: Packers at Cowboys

This is the eighth postseason meeting between the teams, with the Cowboys leading the series 4-3. The Packers won the last playoff meeting, defeating Dallas 26-21 at Lambeau Field in the 2014 Divisional playoffs.

NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME

GREEN BAY PACKERS (11-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (13-3)

BROADCAST — FOX (3:40 p.m.): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers (Field reporters). WW1: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (GB), 82 (Dal). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (GB), 82 (GB).

LAST WEEK — Packers: W 38-13 vs. New York Giants. Cowboys: Bye (Wk. 17: L 27-13 at Philadelphia)

LAST GAME — 10/16/16: Cowboys 30 at Packers 16. Dallas QB Dak Prescott passed for 247 yards and three TDs. Cowboys DE David Irving had three forced fumbles, fumble recovery and sack.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 12/15/13: Packers 37, Cowboys 36. Green Bay QB Matt Flynn passed for 299 yards and four TDs. Packers RB Eddie Lacy had 1-yard TD with 1:31 remaining.

LAST PLAYOFF — 1/11/15: Cowboys 21 at Packers 26. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 316 yards and three TDs. Packers WR Davante Adams had seven catches for 117 yards and one touchdown.

REFEREE — Tony Corrente.

PACKERSCOWBOYS
LEADER Series tied: 17-17
STREAKS 5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 5-3 Jason Garrett: 1-4
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD Mike McCarthy: 9-7 Jason Garrett: 1-1
VS. COMMON OPP. Dal: 6-3 (Chi 1-0; Det 1-0; Min 1-0; NYG 0-2; Phi 1-1; Was 2-0) GB: 8-2 (Chi 2-0; Det 2-0; Min 1-1; NYG 2-0; Phi 1-0; Was 0-1)
PLAYOFF RECORD 33-21 34-26
PASSING Aaron Rodgers: 401-610-4428-40 (1L)-7-104.2 Dak Prescott (R): 311-459-3667-23-4-104.9 (3L)
RUSHING Ty Montgomery: 77-457-5.9-3 Ezekiel Elliott (R): 322-1631 (1L)-5.1-15 (3L)
RECEIVING Jordy Nelson: 97-1257-13.0-14 (1L) Cole Beasley: 75-833-11.1-5
OFFENSE 368.8 376.7
TAKE/GIVE +8 +5
DEFENSE 363.9 343.9
SACKS Nick Perry: 11 Benson Mayowa: 6
INTs Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 5 Barry Church: 2
PR Micah Hyde: 5.8 Lucky Whitehead: 7.8
KR Ty Montgomery: 20.3 Lucky Whitehead: 23.2
PUNTING Jacob Schum: 43.2 Chris Jones: 45.9
KICKING Mason Crosby: 122 (44/47 PAT; 26/30 FG) Dan Bailey: 127 (46/46 PAT; 27/32 FG)



TEAMS MEET: For eighth time in postseason. Dallas leads playoff series 4-3 and the all-time series is tied 17-17 (including postseason). Cowboys defeated Green Bay 30-16 in Week 6.

PACKERS: Have won 13 NFL championships, most all-time. Team’s .611 postseason winning percentage (33-21) is best in NFL history among teams with 50-plus games played. This is team’s 32nd playoff appearance, tied for most in NFL history. Mike McCarthy has led team to playoffs in nine of his 11 seasons as head coach and is 9-7…Packers had three players selected to the Pro Bowl: S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (first), G T.J. Lang (first) and QB Aaron Rodgers (sixth)…In past eight (including playoffs), QB Rodgers is 8-0 with 2,380 passing yards (297.5 per game), 22 TDs and zero INTs for 120.7 rating. Rodgers has a 100.3 postseason passer rating, fourth-best in NFL history. In only career postseason meeting (1/11/15), he passed for 316 yards, three TDs and zero INTs for a 125.4 rating…RB Ty Montgomery has 206 rushing yards (103 per game) and two TDs in past two on road. FB Aaron Ripkowski had one rushing touchdown last week in first career playoff game…WR Jordy Nelson led the NFL with 14 receiving touchdowns and ranked sixth with 1,257 receiving yards. Since 2011 (including postseason), ranks third in the league with 58 touchdown catches. WR Randall Cobb had 116 receiving yards and three touchdowns last week, tied for most TD catches in a single game in postseason history. Had eight catches for 116 yards in last playoff meeting. WR Davante Adams has three touchdown catches in four career playoff games. Had seven receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown in the 2015 Divisional meeting…LB Clay Matthews had one sack and forced fumble last week. He has 11 career postseason sacks, tied for fifth-most since 1982. LB Julius Peppers has 143.5 career sacks, fifth-most since 1982. In past five postseason games, he has 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. He is the only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks and 10-plus INTs (11). LB Nick Perry led the team with a career-high 11 sacks. CB Damarious Randall aims for his third playoff game in row with an interception. Clinton-Dix led the team with five interceptions.

COWBOYS: Won NFC East for second time in past three seasons. This is team’s 32nd playoff appearance, tied for most in NFL history. They have 34 postseason victories, second-most in NFL history. Dallas ranked first in the NFL in rushing defense (83.5 yards per game). Jason Garrett is 1-1 (.500) as head coach in postseason…Cowboys had five players selected to the Pro Bowl: RB Ezekiel Elliott (first), C Travis Frederick (third), G Zack Martin (third), QB Dak Prescott (first) and T Tyron Smith (fourth)…Prescott won 13 games as starter, tied for the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. He passed for 23 TDs vs. four INTs. Had 0.9 interception percentage, lowest by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. He had a 104.9 rating, highest rating by a rookie all-time…Elliott led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards, third-highest single-season total by a rookie in NFL history. He became the fifth rookie since 1970 to lead the league in rushing. Ranked second in NFL in scrimmage yards (1,994) and third in rushing touchdowns (15)…WR Dez Bryant has 67 career touchdown catches, second-most in franchise history. Since 2012, he leads the NFL with 52 receiving touchdowns. In two career playoff games, WR Terrance Williams has three TD catches. WR Cole Beasley set career highs in receptions (75) and receiving yards (833). TE Jason Witten ranks second all-time among tight ends with 1,089 receptions and 11,888 receiving yards…DE Benson Mayowa led the team with six sacks. He has four sacks in past six games at home. DE David Irving has three sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and two passes defensed in past three games. DE DeMarcus Lawrence has two sacks and a forced fumble in two career postseason games. LB Sean Lee led the team and tied for third in the NFL with 145 tackles. Since 2015, he ranks second in the NFL with 273 tackles. CB Orlando Scandrick has two forced fumbles and an interception in past four  games. S Barry Church led the team with two interceptions.   


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