Something's got to give.
Dallas was 8-0 on the road, averaging 34.4 points away from home, also tops in the
Sunday's divisional matchup marks the first time in postseason history that a team with an unblemished home record plays host to a team that hasn't lost on the road.
The game also pits Packers quarterback
Romo, who grew up in Burlington, Wis., had 20 touchdowns and two interceptions in road games this season, with a spectacular passer rating of 121.8.
"I think people appreciate Tony as having the skills that he has," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in the wake of his team's come-from-behind victory over Detroit in a wild-card game.
"I hope [critics] see that he's made some pretty impressive plays and had big games. The only thing that will ever get them off his back totally would be to get that Super Bowl win."
Rodgers, who's nursing a calf injury aggravated in the regular-season finale against Detroit, threw for 38 touchdowns with five interceptions this season. At
The game comes a little more than 47 years after the legendary "Ice Bowl," the 1967 NFL championship game between Dallas and Green Bay, when kickoff temperatures were minus-13 and a minus-46 wind chill. The Packers won, 21-17, to claim the league title on Dec. 31, 1967.
"Guys like football and guys understand the history and tradition of the NFL and the Cowboys and Packers," said Dallas Coach
Sunday's game doesn't figure to be as frigid. Temperatures are expected to be in the low-20s at Lambeau Field.
Ground and pound
The Cowboys have relied on running back
Murray led the league in rushing this season with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The Packers allowed an average of 153.5 yards rushing in the first eight games, then made a change that helped their defense tremendously. They moved outside linebacker
By the numbers
DAL | GB
Points scored: 29.2 (5) | 30.4 (1)
Points allowed: 22 (15) | 21.8 (13)
Pass offense: 236.5 (16) | 266.3 (8)
Rush offense: 147.1 (2) | 119.8 (11)
Pass defense: 251.9 (26) | 226.4 (10)
Rush defense: 103.1 (8) | 119.9 (23)
Sacks: 28 (28) | 41 (9)
Penalty yards: 53.8 (14) | 59.0 (25)
Turnovers: +6 (9) | +14 (1)
This game hinges on how healthy Rodgers is and how much his injured calf has truly recovered. Dallas should be able to run the ball fairly efficiently on the Packers defense and put some points on the board, although moving Matthews inside has helped Green Bay. If the Packers can get traction with their running game and keep the Cowboys offense off the field, Rodgers will have time to pick apart that defense.