A tale of two talented offenses, the Packers are quick to score, led by All Pro (and possible league MVP) Aaron Rodgers, while the Cowboys are more balanced and methodical. The two contrasting styles should make for an excellent match-up in what's expected to be a dry but not overly cold day game.
Look for Dallas to want to establish NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray behind the league's best offensive line, and Green Bay, despite the cold, will get the most they can out of their passing attack with a hobbled Rodgers, who suffered a calf injury in the team's Week 17 win over the Lions.
For the first time in NFL history, an 8-0 road team (Cowboys) will face an 8-0 home team (Packers). That only adds to the intrigue behind the two franchises who played in the mythical Ice Bowl game in 1967 - the Packers won that on a one-yard Bart Starr touchdown run in a game played in temperatures of 13-below zero.
Here are all the viewing details for this afternoon's game.
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Date: Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.
How the Cowboys got there: NFC's third-seed and NFC East champions after a 12-4 record in 2014, defeated the Detroit Lions 24-20 in the NFC Wild Card round.
How the Packers got there: NFC's second seed and NFC North champions after a 12-4 record in 2014, bye in Wild Card round.
What's at stake: The winner moves on to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.
Cowboys SB Nation page: Blogging the Boys
Packers SB Nation page: Acme Packing Company
TV Schedule: FOX - Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color)
Online streaming: None available
Odds: Packers -6
Weather: 25 degrees, winds WNW 5 m.p.h., no snow expected