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Packers, Cowboys Meet For Rematch Sunday

Aaron Rodgers is the lava-hot quarterback who throws Hail Mary touchdown passes as easily as slant patterns and already owns a Super Bowl ring.
Dak Prescott is the ultra-cool customer, who seemingly isn't bothered by any of the pressure that comes with being a NFL quarterback.
Prescott looks to guide Dallas to its first Super Bowl appearance in 21 years and that task begins Sunday when the Cowboys host Rodgers' Green Bay Packers in an NFC divisional-round contest (4:40 p.m. ET, FOX).
Prescott led Dallas to a 13-3 and earned the NFC's No. 1 seed behind Prescott and fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards during the regular season.
Rogers guided the Packers to six straight wins to conclude the regular season and then helped fuel last Sunday's 38-13 thrashing of the New York Giants in the wild-card round.
Rodgers has been superb by firing 18 touchdowns passes without a single interception over the last seven contests. One of his four touchdown passes against the Giants was his third Hail Mary toss in a 13-month span.
Rodgers could be without his top target in Jordy Nelson, who is in jeopardy of missing the contest after suffering a rib injury in the game against the Giants. Nelson was the recipient of a helmet hit from New York safety Leon Hall that prompted an overnight stay in a Green Bay hospital.
Nelson won't practice until Saturday at the earliest and head coach Mike McCarthy didn't want to speculate on whether he could play against the Cowboys.
Nelson caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in the regular season) and his absence would elevate now-healthy Randall Cobb (60 catches for 610 yards and four scores) into the role of lead receiver. Cobb caught three touchdown passes against the Giants while accumulating five receptions for 116 yards.
Sunday's contest marks the eighth time the Cowboys and Packers have met in the postseason. Dallas holds a 4-3 edge.

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