IRVING, Texas -- Even though Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is battling a strained left calf he suffered in Week 16 and re-injured in the season finale against the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys are expecting the best from Rodgers in Sunday's divisional round.
"He's tough, man,” defensive end Jeremy Mincey said. "He's as good as they come. I know he's going to come out there and play his best game. We just got to be ready and we got to be on top of our details early, focused and ready.”
Rodgers is set to have his calf re-examined before today's practice. He did not take part in the Packers' two practices in the bye week and was limited in practice leading into the Lions' game. He missed two series when he aggravated his calf.
Speaking on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show on Tuesday, Rodgers said he is not worried about a lack of practice during the week or if his calf gives out on Sunday.
"That's not a concern," Rodgers said. "If it happens, it happens. At that point, it's out of my control. I've got to get myself in the best position to play and then realize whatever limitations I might have moving. Maybe I won't have any. Maybe we'll get to Sunday, and I'll feel great. Or maybe I'll be very limited. It just depends on how I'm feeling this week, and we'll adjust accordingly."