He'll be a factor Sunday, but I don't think he'll be up to full speed until probably after the bye week when the Cowboys play at San Francisco.
Offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga both practiced on a limited basis during Thursday's padded workout and they'll likely be listed as questionable for Sunday. So the Dallas Cowboys will present a much tougher challenge in week 5.
Todd Gurley gashed the Cowboys' defense for 215 yards from scrimmage last Sunday.
Machota: We're at least a month away from me considering anything must-win.
On defense, Mike Daniels was moving spryly at practice and should be back and Davon House is finally past his quad injury and he'll return. Green Bay is scoring 25.5 points per game, and allowing 20.3 per game. In the passing phase, one variable is whether the longer break will help WR Davante Adams (concussion) come back to challenge Dallas, which allows just 6.7 yards per throw and is tied for third in the National Football League with 12 sacks. His ability to pick up yardage in the running game as well as the passing game makes this offense extremely hard to stop. Ezekiel Elliott too delivered the goods with 21 carries for 85 yards and a score. If this season's matchup is anything like the last one, you should grab your popcorn and enjoy it. He was pulled from the Bears game after giving up a touchdown on Thursday night, and then was told to leave the sideline reportedly because of his attitude. They need an explosive offense to keep up on the scoreboard. The team who wins this battle, could be in the driver's seat to win the game. The Green Bay icon spoke about this dream to Ed Werder and Matt Mosley on the Doomsday Podcast. The Packers handily beat an opponent they should have.
So far this season, Dez Bryant has been underachieving.
Chances are the Cowboys learned something from that this week, as well as harped on the importance of protecting their home turf now that they've lost two of their last three home games dating back to January. They know what they're gonna get and we know what we're gonna get.
Dallas TE Jason Witten might have slowed down some with age, but his production value still remains very serviceable. Green Bay routed the visiting Bears 35-14 behind four Rodgers touchdown passes, two to Jordy Nelson.
The good news for Dallas is that it is playing a really dinged-up Green Bay team. Both were plagued by hamstring issues in training camp, with Lewis missing the opener and Awuzie the past two games after aggravating his injury.
Dallas, meanwhile, has been suffering their own struggles.
The NFL's longest active playoff drought could end after 17 years, but as rusher LeSean McCoy put it: "Nobody gets crowned or is champs in five games".
"I won't do that again".
Time for those Silver Star Nation keys to the Cowboys' game this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay is undefeated at AT&T Stadium.
Flip a coin on this one.
Aaron Rodgers has had the Dallas Cowboys' number over the years, but strength in numbers - a healthy supporting cast - might work against the Green Bay Packers in a rematch from last season's playoffs.
"The fact he was able to get up (in front of the defense) and let us know that he was wrong and he was going to make it right, that's what we need from him", Matthews added.