Packers have an early opportunity

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's not often that one team can take charge of a division when it's still officially summer, but so goes the situation tonight in the NFC North.

(Monday is the first official day of fall, according to my information.)

With a victory over Dallas, the Green Bay Packers could take a two-game lead over the 1-2 Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. We're not crowning anyone kings tonight, but needless to say the Packers have an early chance to separate themselves from the rest of the division.

Note: The rapper Jay-Z was on the field before the game. I'll defer additional commentary to Mr. Mosley as he was standing behind the Cowboys bench.