The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to make a run at the Super Bowl this season, and they earned the No. 2 seed in the NFC after finishing the regular season with a 12-5 record. They earned the NFC East division title after pounding the Washington Commanders 38-10 in the regular-season finale. Their first obstacle in the NFL playoffs will be the seventh-seeded Green Bay Packers, the team head coach Mike McCarthy used to coach.

McCarthy said he knows the fans and media will make much of the confrontation with his former team, but he said that is one aspect of the game that does not interest him.

“The drama of it, I’m sure you guys will love. But I will not participate in it. It’s playoff time. It doesn’t matter who play, to be honest with you.”

Instead, McCarthy will concentrate on coaching his team and giving the Cowboys a gameplan that can succeed against the suddenly hot Packers. Green Bay won its final 3 games of the regular season to qualify for the playoffs.

Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love played his sharpest football of the season during the last 2 games against the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, and he is becoming an accurate passer and a dangerous opponent.

There were will be no fear among the Cowboys, as they were 8-0 at home during the regular season and quarterback Dak Prescott played at an MVP level throughout much of the season.

Prescott completed 31 of 36 passes against Washington for 279 yards with 4 TDs and 1 interception for Mike McCarthy's offense.