The Packers on Friday ruled out their Pro Bowl receiver for Sunday's road game.
Two years ago, when Adams' status was in doubt until the eve of the game at Dallas because of a concussion, he not only played but scored two touchdowns -- including the winner with 11 seconds left.
Adams, 26, did not practice this week because of the turf-toe injury he suffered in Week 4 against the Eagles. Even the extra few days because that game was on a Thursday night didn't help Adams. First-year coach Matt LaFleur could have listed Adams as questionable or doubtful but decided not to wait.
"If he can't go, it will say he's out," LaFleur said Friday before the injury report was released.
Before his early fourth-quarter injury, Adams caught 10 passes for a career-high 180 yards against the Eagles, but the Packers' offense stumbled without him, failing on two drives that advanced inside Philadelphia's 5-yard line. Without Adams, the Packers failed on four tries from the Eagles' 1-yard line on the first of those drives, and then Aaron Rodgers threw an interception from the 3 to essentially end the game.
The Packers (3-1) also will be without backup running back Jamaal Williams, who remained in the concussion protocol after getting knocked out of the game against Philadelphia.
Without two key offensive weapons, the Packers might have to rely even more on running back Aaron Jones. The third-year pro had a 100-yard game in Week 2 against the Vikings (23 carries, 116 yards) but hasn't topped 39 yards in any of the other three games.
His first career 100-yard game came at Dallas as a rookie in 2017, when he rushed for 125 yards on 16 carries and outgained Ezekiel Elliott (116 yards, 25 carries).
"I definitely think I can go toe-to-toe with him," Jones told ESPN this week. "I feel like that's something I did a couple of years back in Dallas when not a lot of people knew me. That was my first start. I definitely think I can go toe-to-toe. I'm excited to be in the same stadium and to compete against him."