This Sunday, it will be strength vs. strength on the ground. The NFL’s leading rusher and one of its very best offensive lines will square off with the league’s best rushing defense, which has started off hotter than just about any such unit in the league’s history.
Will Ezekiel Elliott be able to find running room, or will Mike Daniels and company keep him bottled up? That question will be answered one way or the other in week six, when the Green Bay Packers host the Dallas Cowboys.
This is a game between two teams with national fan bases and it could have some far-reaching consequences - it would not be a huge surprise if a head-to-head win helps set the NFC’s playoff seeding down the stretch this season. Here’s our Game Primer with all your details on how to tune in for the game.
Dallas Cowboys (4-1) and Green Bay Packers (3-1)
Sunday, October 16th, 2016
3:25 PM Central Daylight Time
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Nearly-national broadcast (click here for map)
Commentators: Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
Packers favored by 3.5 points
Over/under total: 47.5
Regular season: Packers lead 14-12
Playoffs: Cowboys lead 4-3
Last meeting: Packers 28, Cowboys 7 (week 14, 2015)