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Cheese Curds, 10/7: Smith and Smith leading a Packers culture change

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Za’Darius and Preston Smith offered a clutch response to Ray Lewis.

Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Packers are in the midst of an astonishing culture change. The result? A 4-1 start to the 2019 season, including two road wins over solid teams.

The latest: last night’s 34-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, powered in part by three sacks from Za’Darius and Preston Smith. The Smith Brothers have spearheaded a defense that, while not perfect, has been more than good enough to salt away four wins for the Packers this season.

As much as anyone else, Smith and Smith have been responsible for the turnaround in Green Bay. And as the Packers defense continues to grow, it’s possible that this pair of crown jewels in Brian Gutekunst’s free agency crown may just be getting started.

Za’Darius, Preston Smith take issue with Ray Lewis; injuries piling up | Packers News

There’s making a statement and then there’s making a statement and following up by ripping off your critic’s signature dance, as Za’Darius Smith did after his first sack on Sunday.

Kevin King mends quickly, comes up with key INT | Packers.com

Not even expected to play late in the week, King came up big for the Packers securing a pick at a key moment and providing all-around tough coverage for Mike Pettine’s defense.

Win over Cowboys proves playoff-caliber Packers should trade for a WR | Packers Wire

Developing though the Packers’ young receivers may be, it’s hard to argue they couldn’t use another playmaker on offense.

Aaron Rodgers puts on a quarterbacking clinic in victory over the Cowboys | Talk of Fame

Rodgers’ stats aren’t eye-popping, but he did enough to put the Packers over the top on Sunday. Rick Gosselin offers some appreciation for Rodgers from the Cowboys’ sideline.

Rodeo bull escapes, goes for a run in Las Vegas neighborhood | UPI

I’ll be completely honest: this story was just an excuse to link to a song that feels perfect for a victory Monday following a win over the Cowboys.