N-F-L teams normally start to show their identities as they begin the second quarter of the regular season. But a large number of injuries has prevented the Green Bay Packers from doing that. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the Packers have not shown a lot of their playbook for the season yet, due to heavy personnel adjustments — as shown, among other things, by the fact that starting tackles David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga have yet to play in a game together this season. Still, the Pack remains 3-1 as they get ready to play at 2-2 Dallas on Sunday. So far, Green Bay has not come up empty in the red zone yet, with touchdowns in a league leading eleven of 14 trips within the opponents’ 20 — and the Packers have the league’s third highest third down conversion rate at 49-percent.
Packers’ defensive players Nick Perry and Davon House both made it through their entire practices on Thursday, after being limited participants Wednesday. Perry is coming off hand surgery, while House has struggled with a quad injury for most of the season. Rookie running back Jamaal Williams and corner Quintin Rollins have also practiced fully this week as Williams comes off a knee injury and Rollins a bad ankle. Linebacker Joe Thomas was added to the injury report with an injured ankle and did not take part in either of Green Bay’s two practices so far this week. The players are off today (Friday) and will have one more session tomorrow (Saturday) to get ready for Sunday’s game at Dallas.