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Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy share hug before Cowboys-Packers

It’s reunion time in Green Bay.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy shared a hug previous to Sunday’s matchup between the Packers and Cowboys at Lambeau Field. McCarthy was the Packers’ head coach from 2006-2018, together with Rodgers’ first 13 seasons as a starter.

During their time in Green Bay collectively, McCarthy and Rodgers shared unbelievable moments, together with profitable Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This is the primary meeting between the 2 since McCarthy was fired after the 2018 season when the Packers completed 6-9-1 and missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

McCarthy was employed by the Cowboys in 2020 and gained the NFC East final season.

McCarthy’s Cowboys and Rodgers’ Packers are having virtually reverse seasons this year. The Cowboys are 6-2 and are second within the NFC East, behind the undefeated Eagles, whereas the Packers are 3-6.

Mike McCarthy (r.) and Aaron Rodgers share a hug before the Cowboys confronted the Packers on Sunday.
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Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers.
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However, nothing comes straightforward for Dallas in opposition to Rodgers. He has a 7-3 document in opposition to the Cowboys, with two of these wins coming within the playoffs. In the common season, Rodgers has thrown 11 touchdowns with one interception and just below 2,000 passing yards.

For each groups, it is a must-win recreation. It may seem to be the 6-2 Cowboys don’t want a win, however to maintain tempo within the NFC East, which has an 8-0 crew and a now 7-2 Giants crew, the Cowboys should match the Giants’ win Sunday.

For the Packers, each recreation going ahead looks as if a must-win. They have two straight video games at residence, together with subsequent week in opposition to Tennessee, before heading to the undefeated Eagles on “Sunday Night Football.”

The Packers might want to win each of these video games at residence to have a viable shot on the playoffs.

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