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Rodgers declared out for Sunday's game at Dallas

The Packers and Cowboys play Sunday at 3:25 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers will play another game without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers ruled out an injured Rodgers on Friday for the road matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Rodgers has been sidelined since he suffered a broken collarbone early in Green Bay's loss to the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4. Rodgers practiced on a limited basis this week and even took some reps with the first-string offense in team drills Wednesday and Thursday.

But coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Friday that the decision to hold Rodgers out for a sixth straight game was made in the best interest of the team's franchise quarterback. McCarthy said Rodgers had a good week of preparation but did very little in practice Friday.

The decision to declare him out for the game came as a disappointment to Rodgers, McCarthy added.

Matt Flynn will make his third straight start in place of Rodgers as the Packers (6-6-1) try to stay in contention for the NFC North title with three games left.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WEAU) --Aaron Rodgers will not play Sunday when the Packers take on Dallas at AT&T Stadium.

According to Packers.com, Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced that Rodgers is declared out for the game during a news conference on Friday.

"It’s been a difficult morning going through the conversation with Aaron and Dr. McKenzie," McCarthy said. "He’s very disappointed. He’s frustrated. He was not scanned this morning. He felt like he was ready to play. It’s in our best interests as a football team for Aaron not to play,”

Rodgers hasn't played in a game since he injured his collarbone on November 4. The Packers lost that game to Chicago 27-20. The team has gone 1-3-1 since then. Quarterback Matt Flynn is scheduled to start Sunday.


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