As the Cowboys nervously enter another December with a playoff appearance within their giant blue & silver paws, history says every game can be a season-altering loss. Two months ago a guaranteed loss for the Dallas Cowboys football team was written in blood - December 15 vs. Green Bay Packers.
Then Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone on Nov. 4, and now ... the Packers are a mess of Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn. If Rodgers is out, the Packers lose. Rodgers' health could dramatically affect the NFC East title.
With Rodgers playing, the Packers were 5-2.
With Rodgers on the sidelines, the Packers are 0-4-1.
The Packers are 5-6-1, and while Rodgers is itching to play it does not sound like he will be cleared for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Rodgers has been given the OK to practice, and Packers coach Mike McCarthy has not ruled out Rodgers for Sunday's game.
How is this bad for the Cowboys? If Rodgers has been cleared to practice, he is this much closer to playing in a game and that looks like it would be against the Cowboys on December 15.
For the Cowboys, a guaranteed loss turned to a guaranteed win is now a giant If.
There has been some thought that if the Packers were out of the playoff picture - a loss against the Falcons would do it - the team would shut down Rodgers. Don't buy it.
Just assume that Aaron Rodgers will return to play against the Cowboys.
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