On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers began their practice time in preparation for their Divisional Round game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Three players were held out of Wednesday's practice, including of course quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with a pair of players limited. Here's the full injury report for Wednesday.
Did Not Participate
TE Brandon Bostick (illness), DE Josh Boyd (knee), QB Aaron Rodgers (calf)
CB Davon House (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe)
Regarding House, he told the Packers' beat reporters today that he expects to play against the Cowboys. If he's able to go, it would help the Packers' secondary depth, as well as the play of the special teams units.
Following the injury update, Mike McCarthy addressed questions from the media, as usual. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference.
On Aaron Rodgers' status:
Well, I plan on Aaron playing Sunday. Today's schedule was for him to stay exclusively in the training room. There are some things he's still working through ... it's day to day, but everything points in the direction of him playing ... there's a chance he might practice tomorrow. He's getting stronger.
Aaron's totally into the game plan, he's taking all the reps in our walkthroughs, mentally he's right on top of it.
On the decision to practice inside the Hutson Center due to wind:
It was 22 degrees inside ... It was a record. I'm told it was an all-time Green Bay Packer record.
I think football's football. I'm not counting on the weather (for an advantage).
On how to attack the Cowboys' defense:
We have a system on offense, how the defense plays really points us in the direction of how we're going to attack the defense. Yards after the catch are really a bonus.
Regarding Rodgers' R-E-L-A-X comments after week three:
I think it was a good message, it's his personality.
Differences in Eddie Lacy from 2013 to 2014:
Eddie was injured late last year ... he had a boot on the last few weeks ... he's a better player this year. He's a complete, three-down player, I know he is.