STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings swept season series last year, first time since 2009. ... QB Kirk Cousins 20 of 36 for 244 yards, two TDs in Vikings debut last week. ... RB Dalvin Cook had 95 total yards in first game back since knee injury in Week 4 last year. ... WR Stefon Diggs has 18 catches for 271 yards and three TDs in last three games vs. Packers. ... WR Adam Thielen had 102 yards receiving last week, eighth career game over 100-yard mark. ... TE Kyle Rudolph has four TDs in past four road games. ... DE Everson Griffen has five sacks, two forced fumbles in past six games against Green Bay. ... S Harrison Smith has four INTs, eight pass deflections and 1 1/2 sacks in last five divisional games. ... First-round pick CB Mike Hughes had three tackles, three pass deflections and 28-yard INT returned for TD in debut. Hughes was first Vikings rookie to return INT for score since Smith in 2012. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has 19 TDs, four INTs and 111.8 rating in nine career home games vs. Vikings. ... Rodgers only player to have four games with four-plus TD passes and no INTs against Minnesota. ... RB Jamaal Williams averaging 72.7 yards over past three home games. ... WR Davante Adams has TD in last four games against Vikings. ... WR Randall Cobb tied for ninth in franchise history with 22 receiving TDs at home. ... Jimmy Graham's 44 receiving TDs most among tight ends since 2013. ... DL Kenny Clark had career-high two sacks in last meeting. ... LB Nick Perry with four sacks in three career games at Lambeau against Vikings. ... S Kentrell Brice led team last week with career-high nine tackles and had first career sack. ... Fantasy tip: Rodgers threw three TD passes in fourth quarter against Bears after returning from knee injury despite being limited to pocket. Expect him to play as Packers face another formidable defense Youth Mason Cole Jersey , though Rodgers is masterful running no-huddle attack with quick, precision passing.
The Dallas Cowboys have made their first acquisition since NFL free agency opened a week ago.
Free-agent linebacker Joe Thomas has reached a two-year deal with the Cowboys, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been signed, and there was no announcement from the team.
Thomas started eight of his 42 games the past three seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He was also a contributor on special teams.
Undrafted out of South Carolina State, Thomas initially signed with the Packers in 2014 and spent part of that season on their practice squad. After being a preseason roster cut by Green Bay in 2015, he then was on the practice squad in Dallas before being signed to the Packers' active roster and making his NFL debut, playing 14 games that season.
The Cowboys lost linebackers Anthony Hitchens and Kyler Wilber in free agency. Hitchens signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Wilber signed with the Oakland Raiders.
AP Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon contributed to this report.