He was limited on Wednesday but rested on Thursday.
The Packers other options at running back include rookie running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. The Packers lost to the Cowboys in Lambeau Field previous year in a game in which rookies Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott completely dominated the Packers. He'd love it if that happened, but he's certainly not counting on it just yet. A gutsy week two win in Washington to bounce back from a week one loss to the Giants put a super simplified offense on the field, one that would be unrecognizable later in the year but not after two more hard-fought wins against Chicago and then San Francisco on the road.
There were some encouraging signs, however.
Through all the injures the Packers have had to come together as a team. Montgomery was injured after being tackled by Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, but carried four more times before leaving on the Packers' opening drive. It appears right tackle Bryan Bulaga, cornerback Davon House and defensive lineman Mike Daniels are better. "I'm running around and everything, so I'll be able to go". Between the inability of the receivers to create separation and questionable play calling that has disabled the run game from finding a groove, the offense has bigger issues than Dak's play.
Irving sat out the first four games of the season due to violating the league's performance enhancing substance policy.
"Incredible. He can recover from those rapidly, apparently", Nelson said. "It's just good to be back".
"It was a tough loss, obviously, but it motivated us pretty much throughout this whole off-season moving forward and coming here", Prescott said. THe running back has 2 touchdowns this season on the ground. "But he is working hard at it at practice and it is just a matter of time". If the Packers can't get a handle on Ezekiel, Dak Prescott and the play action game will be problematic. That's the reality of it. "I think he's a very natural runner with the football". Get ready to play the next down.
Bakhtiari, out since pulling his hamstring in the September 10 opener against Seattle, did not speak during the media's locker-room access period. "There's so many situations like this, and we send our thoughts and prayers to these victims, and unfortunately keep having to stand up here and talk about this", Rodgers said. Their pass defense is giving up 257.8 yards per contest. He was in a walking boot in the locker room and could need surgery.
During a brief conversation with reporters - his first comments since the incident - Randall refused to even acknowledge if he had a disagreement with his position coach, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, or another coach after being benched. McCarthy addressed that today, not going into too much detail. "I'm not willing to risk my overall long-term health, but at the end of the day it's going to be up to me". The Cowboys are not in must-win territory but this game is important for a variety of reasons.