The Green Bay Packers will start Matt Flynn against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday with Aaron Rodgers still not medically cleared to return from his broken collarbone suffered in the loss against the Chicago Bears Nov. 4 and will miss his sixth straight game.
“Listening to all the facts, the evaluation,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said, “it’s in our best interest as a football team, as an organization for Aaron not to play this game.”
Flynn is coming off his best game of his three-game stretch since being reacquired by the Packers and returns to his home state after starring for Robert E. Lee high school in Tyler, Texas and later winning a national title with the LSU Tigers.
“My mind-set all week was that I’m going to start,” Flynn said. “That’s been my mind-set, so it doesn’t really change anything. I’m just going to keep preparing. The physical work is kind of in the bag. Just mentally, going over the game plan and understanding it a little bit more and just making sure I’m 100% with everything we’re trying to get accomplished.”