NFL Playoffs: Cowboys to be fully healthy, Packers hobbling heading into NFC Divisional Round

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A healthy Dallas Cowboys spells trouble for the Green Bay Packers
With a healthy Cowboys roster, it would spell trouble for an injured-laden Green Bay Packers when they meet this weekend.

The Dallas Cowboys are set to host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday. The Cowboys are finally healthy heading into the game, unlike the Packers that are hobbling with several injuries.

Cowboys are expected to be fully healthy

According to FOX Sports, Dallas will welcome back defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and defensive tackles, Tyrone Crawford and Terrell McClain. The three defensive players are available against Green Bay on Sunday.

Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones also told ESPN that cornerback Morris Claiborne is healthy for Sunday’s game. The 26-year-old has been missing since Week 8 due to a groin injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“He’s going to have rust because he’s been off but some of the things that he does you can’t coach. They’re not necessarily from experience. They are just his natural gifts and we’ll benefit from those,” Jones said.

Packers’ injuries pile up

The Packers are the hottest team in the NFL and the most dangerous in the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers is playing his best football of the season and they can certainly shock the Cowboys. However, the Packers are hobbling heading into Sunday’s game.

Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports reported that wide receiver Jordy Nelson suffered two fractured ribs in the Packers’ win against the New York Giants. His status for Sunday’s game is still unclear but the Packers surely need him if they want to beat the Cowboys.

Other Packers players that are nursing injuries include T.J. Lang, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Randall Cobb and Damarious Randall. All were able to play last Sunday but the team is cautious because they need all their players to be healthy.

Who’s the favorite to win?

According to Sporting News, the Cowboys are the early favorites to advance to the NFC Championship Round. The winner will face either the Seattle Seahawks or the Atlanta Falcons.

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