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September 16, 2008

Looking Ahead: Week 3

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers renew their rivalry this Sunday night in Green Bay for a matchup of the NFC's two top regular-season teams from 2007.
So maybe Romo v. Rodgers doesn't offer the same zing as Romo v. Favre, but through two games both Romo and Rodgers are two of the NFL's better passers.
When the Cowboys defeated the Packers, 37-27, on Nov. 29, 2007 it was Rodgers who saw the bulk of the playing time. If you recall, Brett Favre was knocked out of the game early and it was Rodgers who nearly led a comeback.
In that game, Rodgers completed 18-of-26 passing for 201 yards and one touchdown. The Cowboys explained his success on the fact they had no film to study on him and weren't prepared for him.
We'll see if that reason floats this weekend - there is some film on Rodgers to study. Through two games this season as the definite replacement to Favre, Rodgers is completing 70 percent of his passes for 506 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
This will be the first time for the Wisconsin-native Romo to go home and play against the team that was his when he was a kid.

Cowboys 2-0 at Packers 2-0

Cowboys points: 69
Cowboys points allowed: 47
Cowboys touchdowns: 9

Packers points: 72
Packers points allowed: 44
Packers touchdowns: 9

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