Voice of the Packers Wayne Larrivee on upcoming Packers-Cowboys playoff matchup

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For the eighth time, the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys will be facing off in the postseason.

This postseason rivalry has been one of the most meaningful of the Super Bowl era, with all eight meetings encompassing 1966 and beyond.

Dallas is the current NFC king, with the conference's best record. But the Packers are the hottest team in the NFC with seven straight wins - a far cry from their matchup back in October when the Cowboys won in a blowout.

Voice of the Packers Wayne Larrivee, though, believes the Cowboys are very similar - because they have stayed healthy.

"They are one of the healthiest teams in the NFL, along with the New England Patriots. It's one of the two big reasons why they and the Patriots are No. 1 seeds," said Larrivee on "Wisconsin's Afternoon News."

To overcome, the Packers will need to have every one of Aaron Rodgers' healthy weapons at top performance, whether that is Jordy Nelson who may be out with rib injuries, or whether it's Randall Cobb who came back from injury.

"Cobb had a good game against New York back in October and had an even better game Sunday," said Larrivee.
 
"Randall has to play big time against the Cowboys."
 
So must the defense with top league rusher Ezekiel Elliott as a force to reckon with - one that may put the Packers' cornerbacks on an island covering talented receivers because safeties have to help more with run coverage.
 
"With Dallas, you have to have Morgan Burnett into the box a little bit more to take care of that run," said Larrivee.
 
"How much do you expose those cornerbacks? Dez Bryant's out there. He's healthy."

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