Aaron Rodgers will face off against his former coach in Week 10
The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys are on opposite ends of the spectrum in Week 10. The Cowboys, led by former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, have a 6-2 record and have exceeded expectations this season. The team has won games with their backup quarterback, Cooper Rush, starting in five games for the Cowboys after Dak Prescott’s injury in Week 1. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have lost five straight games.
Rodgers was asked during his Tuesday appearance on The Pat McAfee Show what is was going to be like for Rodgers to see McCarthy. Rodgers seemed excited to see his former coach.
“I’m going to give him a big ole hug. I can tell you that much, Rodgers said. “I’m glad to see Mike.”
Rodgers said he hoped the fans in Green Bay would be as receptive as they should be to McCarthy, a Super Bowl-winning coach with the Packers.
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The meeting is a must-win for Rodgers
Rodgers and McCarthy were together for the 2006-18 seasons. That’s a long time for any relationship to last. Reports came out near the end of McCarthy’s tenure that there was a riff between the two parties. After a few years apart, Rodgers respects McCarthy as a coach.
Rodgers will need to beat McCarthy’s red-hot Cowboys team in Week 10 for the Packers to snap their losing streak and get the ball rolling for a playoff push. After the pregame hug, Rodgers must make McCarthy an enemy for another 60 minutes.