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Vic to Cowboys: Don't come here

It all begins with stopping the run


KC from Des Moines, IA

I actually got goose bumps, and not from the cold, when I read that you were giving your tickets to a fan. I know Samantha will cheer loud enough to represent the rest of us. Well played, Vic.

I'm a deeply sensitive man.

Jacob from Superior, WI

Vic, I saw Jeremy Mincey say no one gets used to 11-degree weather; he doesn't care who they are. This coming from a guy who is from Georgia. Up here, it's finally above zero and I feel good in jeans and a sweatshirt. I don't think he understands acclimation or how well we really are adapted to this weather. Your thoughts on this?

It must be evolution, because I'm in my fifth winter and the most difficult and painful thing I do every day is walking from my car to the entrance to Lambeau Field in the morning, and back to my car in the afternoon. Vic to Cowboys: Don't come here. Mind-numbing cold awaits.

Sean from Portage, WI

Besides controlling the line of scrimmage on Sunday, what do you think will be the key to a Packers victory?

The Packers have to stop the run. It begins with that. All you have to do is look at last year's game to understand the importance of controlling DeMarco Murray. If he runs wild, everything suffers. The Cowboys will control time of possession, they'll quiet the rush, they'll force extra defenders down into the box and that'll open the passing lanes. Tony Romo's performance this season is a product of Murray's rushing yardage. The Cowboys are No. 2 in time of possession, and I think time of possession will be critical in this game. The Packers must level time of possession; they have the running game to do it.

John from Alabaster, AL

Everyone is talking about the playmakers on the Cowboys offense. Who on the Dallas defense concerns you the most?

Bruce Carter is a playmaker.

Adam from Hillsboro, KS

Do you think the national media is overreacting to Aaron Rodgers' calf injury? I feel pretty good about him being purely a pocket passer on Sunday. Look at what he did on one leg against the Lions in the second half. I'll take that.

Actually, I'm surprised the Rodgers story hasn't been given more attention. His collarbone injury last season was far more celebrated.

Jeff from Hickory, NC

Vic, this being the playoffs, I can't help but refer to my most favorite Lombardi quote. "You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get your man. It's all about winning the one-on-ones."

That's the human confrontation.

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