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NFL Schedule 2022: Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Dak Prescott, Cowboys Set for Week 10

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVMay 11, 2022

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 06: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys greets Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers after the Packers' 34-24 win at AT&T Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Ahead of the official schedule release for the 2022 NFL season on Thursday, the NFL announced a marquee game Wednesday for Week 10.

The league heralded a huge matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, which will take place on Nov. 13 at 4:25 p.m. ET in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Given the timing of the game, it could have huge playoff implications for both the Dak Prescott-led Cowboys and Aaron Rodgers-led Packers.

Regardless of their standing, a game between the Cowboys and Packers is always a big deal.

The genesis of the rivalry occurred during the 1960s and most famously included the Ice Bowl in 1967.

Dallas and Green Bay locked horns in below-zero temperatures in the 1967 NFL Championship Game at Lambeau Field, and the Packers prevailed 21-17 by virtue of a quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Green Bay legend Bart Starr in the closing seconds.

Overall, the Cowboys and Packers have faced off eight times in the playoffs, splitting the series at 4-4. In 29 regular-season games, the Packers hold a 16-13 advantage.

The Cowboys largely dominated the Packers in the 1990s, eliminating Green Bay from the playoffs in three straight seasons from 1993 through 1995, but the Packers have gotten the better of Dallas in recent years.

Green Bay has beaten Dallas in back-to-back playoff meetings in memorable fashion.

Most notably, the Packers defeated the Cowboys 26-21 during the 2014 postseason after a play that was initially ruled a catch by Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant was reversed upon review.

The fourth-down play would have given Dallas the ball near the end zone if it was upheld, but the ball went to Green Bay instead, and it was able to run the clock out.

The Packers subsequently beat the Cowboys again during the 2016 playoffs thanks to a miraculous 36-yard pass from Rodgers to tight end Jared Cook and a 3rd-and-20 play, followed by a 51-yard field goal by Mason Crosby as time expired to give Green Bay a 34-31 triumph.

Green Bay has won three consecutive games against Dallas.

While Cowboys vs. Packers is always significant, it may be even more important in 2022, as both teams won their respective divisions last season and established themselves as contenders in the NFC.

Based on who wins in Week 10, it could say a lot about where the road to the Super Bowl will go through in the NFC.