The Packers Loss to the Cowboys Really HURTS

John TylerContributor ISeptember 22, 2008

Last night the Packers were beat down by the Dallas Cowboys 27-16 at Lambeau Field.  Prior to the season I predicted that GB would go 10-6 and this was one of the losses I excited (despite my last article).

Since nobody read my last article, it suggested that the Green Bay Packers were better on paper than the Dallas Cowboys, and I said Green Bay would win last night.

To my defense, I was unaware of Safety Atari Bigby’s hamstring injury which would have factored into the GB secondary score and would’ve resulted in DAL being better on paper.  I also, was not factoring in injuries to Charles Woodson. Al Harris, Nick Barnett, and Nick Collins.

This loss was really more than just a check in the loss column.  It was a sign that this season may have taken a turn for the worst.  Now, im not going to suggest that the Packers will not make the playoffs because I know they will still be able to win the North.

However, I am extremely nervous about the secondary situation.

I must admit I was very impressed with Woodson’s coverage of TO with a broken toe.  Terrell Owens was a non-factor in the Dallas passing game. 

But Al Harris  possibly missing the rest of the season with a ruptured spleen, is a situation that any Packer fan should be nervous about.  How important Al Harris is to this team?

To get the answer, you don’t have to look any further then last night’s game.  I’m sure Miles Austin could answer this best.  Austin caught the two biggest catches of the game totaling 115 yards and his touchdown catch put the game out of reach in the 4th quarter. 

Put it this way, If Al Harris is in this game you still wouldn’t know who Miles Austin was.

If Al Harris misses the rest of the season with his injury the Packers will not be going any further then the first round of the playoffs.