Last week the Cowboys were drummed by the Chicago Bears in twenty degree weather 45-28. The Bears were supposed to be an easier opponent because Jay Cutler would miss the game due to an ankle injury he had suffered several weeks before. However Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown had different ideas as he torched the Cowboys secondary for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns.
This week is no different as the Green Bay Packers roll into town with a backup quarterback at the helm. Matt Flynn will be starting his fourth game in a row because Aaron Rodgers has not recovered from a collarbone injury that he suffered in late October against Minnesota. Last week Flynn played well as his touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless in the 4th quarter was all Green Bay needed to beat Atlanta.
The key for Dallas will be getting pressure on Flynn and forcing turnovers. Flynn has only thrown three interceptions in his short stint this season but has been sacked twelve times. If Dallas can put some pressure on Flynn, there is a good chance they can grab a couple turnovers. The good news for Dallas is DeMarcus Ware will play; the bad news is Sean Lee will not. Lee hurt his neck against the Bears and will be sorely missed.
If the Cowboys cannot get a consistent pass rush on Matt Flynn they will have no chance against the Packers. If Josh McCown and the Bears can pile up 490 total yards of total offense without punting, imagine what the Packers could do.