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Quick Take: Packers vs. Cowboys

Three things to know about Sunday's Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers NFC divisional round playoff game at Lambeau Field (1:05 p.m. ET, FOX):

1. Rodgers vs. Romo: No two quarterbacks had better years than Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo. They had the NFL's top two passer ratings and total QBRs this season. Romo narrowly edged Rodgers in both categories -- 113.2 to 112.2 in passer rating and 82.7 to 82.6 in QBR. Romo also led the league in yards per pass attempt at 8.52, while Rodgers was second at 8.43. Rodgers had the edge in touchdown passes (38 to 34) and also threw fewer interceptions (five to Romo’s nine).

2. Packers vs. Romo: Although Romo has cut down on his interceptions, it wasn't long ago that he made two major mistakes against the Packers. On Dec. 15, 2013, the Packers picked off Romo twice in the final four minutes of a 37-36 victory at AT&T Stadium. Sam Shields made a backpedaling interception on a pass Romo threw that was behind Miles Austin, and then Tramon Williams made a diving interception that clinched the victory in a game Rodgers missed because of a broken collarbone.

3. Playoff history: Yes, the Packers have the Ice Bowl to hold over the Cowboys, but the more recent playoff history between the two teams has been all Dallas. Three consecutive years in the 1990s, the Cowboys knocked the Packers out of the postseason -- in 1993 and 1994 in the NFC divisional round and also in the NFC Championship Game after the 1995 regular season. They haven't met in the playoffs since then. It will be the first Packers-Cowboys playoff game in Green Bay since that historic NFL Championship Game on Dec. 31, 1967.