Seemingly all the reports coming out of Green Bay this week have the Packers doubting that starter Aaron Rodgers will return for the Week 15 match-up with the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped Dallas from preparing for the Super Bowl XLV MVP.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said this week that the team has been preparing for both Rodgers and backup Matt Flynn, who has taken the reins for Green Bay over the last three weeks as Rodgers continues to recover from a fractured collarbone, suffered back on Nov. 4.
“You look at the scheme that they play with Aaron Rodgers, and the scheme that they play with Matt Flynn and see if there’s a lot of differences,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You certainly have to prepare for both. Aaron’s obviously one of the best players in the league, and Matt has done a good job for them, so you try to watch as much tape of both of them, see if there’s some differences and evaluate as the week goes on to see if he’s going to be ready to play and then hone in a little bit more.”
In his three games as starter, Flynn is 1-1-1. He’s coming off his first victory in this span, a 22-21 win over the Falcons in which he went 24-32 passing for 258 yards, a touchdown and an interception. A solid performance, but there’s no doubt the Packers would love to have their franchise quarterback on the field, if he’s healthy.
“We’ve got to go out there and prepare for both,” Cowboys DE George Selvie said. “Rodgers is a great quarterback. It’s a different offense with him out there, so you go out there and prepare for him. We’ve got to go out there and do what we do.”
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