Packers Quarterback to Face Former Head Coach for First Time in Week 10

The two most important figures from the 2010 Super Bowl champions will face off against each other for the first time when The Dallas Cowboys visit the Green Bay Packers in Week 10. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will do battle with Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback he nurtured and developed into one of the league's biggest stars. McCarthy coached Rodgers from 2006 to 2018, winning a Super Bowl in 2010 and leading the team to two top finishes in points scored, both of which earned Rodgers an MVP. 

Consecutive losing seasons in 2017 and 2018 caused a split between Rodgers and McCarthy, but both have enjoyed impressive success in the years since. In fact, they've traded off seasons as the best offense in the league. Rodgers' Packers finished as the top-scoring team in 2020, and McCarthy's Cowboys took the top spot in 2021.

Overall, Rodgers has gotten the better of the split, compiling a 42-15 record to McCarthy's 24-17. But the Packers are reeling and find themselves in the midst of a five-game losing streak, and the Cowboys appear to be one of the league's best teams, sporting a 6-2 record despite starting quarterback Dak Prescott missing five games. 

Losing to McCarthy would be another devastating indignity in what has been an ugly year for Rodgers. His Packers rank 27th in scoring this season, and his 10 total turnovers put him on pace for a career-high. If the team wants to keep from falling to a 3-7 record, they'll need Rodgers to get the better of his mentor-turned-enemy. 
Photo Credit: © Jim Matthews/USA TODAY NETWORK-W