The Green Bay Packers will face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be a spectator once again.
Rodgers met with team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie this morning and coach Mike McCarthy just made the announcement.
“Frankly, it’s been a difficult morning going through the conversation with Aaron and Dr. McKenzie. He feels like he’s ready to play,” McCarthy said.
“He’s very disappointed. He’s frustrated, but speaking with Dr. McKenzie, this is the right decision… It’s in our best interest as a football team and as an organization for Aaron not to play.”
Rodgers reportedly did more at practice this week than he has done since breaking his collarbone, including taking some first-team reps. Backup Matt Flynn took the majority of the first-team reps though and will start against Dallas.
The good news? The Cowboys are totally incompetent on defense, particularly pass defense. They’re ranked an NFL-worst 32nd in that latter category.
So at least there’s some hope that Flynn can get it done.