It seems like it has been a death march at times but the Packers are finally on the brink of a terribly needed bye, in week 10, the latest it's ever been. One tall order of business remains however, the Sunday night matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. A year ago, Green Bay was a .500 club and Dallas came to town a mighty 7-1. The Packers nearly pitched a shutout, winning 17-7, propelling them on to the playoffs. What a difference a year makes. The Packers are one game better in the standings this time, but the bottom has completely fallen out of the Cowboys' season at a dreadful 1-6. They are coming off an embarassing home loss to Jacksonville 35-17, giving up 4 touchdown passes to David Garrard. They're playing without quarterback Tony Romo, still out with a separated shoulder, there's heat on head coach Wade Phillips...looks like a mismatch right? I'm not so sure. If the Cowboys can avoid the debiliating mistakes like turnovers, stay in the game by running behind the massive offensive line, and with the Packers so much looking foward to the week off, this one could be another in a line of tightly contested games. The offense must find a way to produce points, held without a touchdown for the first time since Aaron Rodgers became the starter last week in New York. Donald Driver won't play with a quad injury, Daryn Colledge is iffy with a bad back. The offense will have to take a lesson from the defense on how to perservere with backups. The passing game should be effective against a Dallas defense that has allowed opposing quarterbacks to post a rating of over 105 this year, giving up 15 touchdown passes. With the statuesque Jon Kitna at quarterback, a heavy pressure day could result in more takeaways. The special teams must be top notch as rookie Dez Bryant has returned two punts for scores this year. I like the Packers in a close one, 27-23. Here's what the guys have to say about the contest.