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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Packers Know Cowboys Happy With Matchup

DALLAS -- Despite the nice things the Dallas Cowboys are saying about the Green Bay Packers, they can't fool Packer quarterback Brett Favre.


He knows that his team is exactly what the Cowboys were hoping to see Sunday in the National Football Conference Championship Game in Dallas.


And don't think the Packers, losers of five games in Dallas in the last 28 months, including two playoff games, won't be using that as motivation.


"As they were watching our game the other day, I'm sure they were cheering for the Packers," Favre said, referring to the Packers semifinal victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "When we were up, 7-0, I'm sure they jumped off their seats.


"We were up, 14-0, I'm sure they were high-fiving. We were up, 21-0, they were hugging. The Packers they've beaten however many times, and the 49ers blew 'em out earlier in the season, and they're the defending Super Bowl champions.


"Now who would you rather play at your place?"


Two days after the Packer victory, the San Francisco Chronicle was still carrying an ad for a round-trip charter flight from San Francisco for the NFC championship game in Dallas between the Cowboys and 49ers.


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The legend grows. When asked whether the biting cold of Green Bay especially bothers him during the week before the games, Favre, a native of southern Mississippi, smiled.


"I just stay inside the house," he said. "It's O.K. Except I can't use the bathroom outside like I do back home."


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Dallas coach Barry Switzer said it will be up to Charles Haley if or how much he plays Sunday. Haley, a defensive end, had back surgery five weeks ago and received medical clearance this week to begin drills.


"I think Charles will do anything to be on that field Sunday," Switzer said.