Aaron Rodgers out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys

GREEN BAY (WITI) — Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers is out for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. That announcement came Friday afternoon, December 13th during a news conference.

McCarthy said Rodgers is disappointed and frustrated. “Aaron Rodgers is declared out for Sunday’s game. It’s been a difficult morning going through the conversation with Aaron and Dr. McKenzie. 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,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday, according to Packers.com.

During a news conference on early Wednesday afternoon, December 11th McCarthy said he is optimistic Rodgers will get back to full strength — but he does not know when that will be.

The Packers will be traveling to Dallas to take on the Tony Romo and the Cowboys on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. You can watch the game ONLY ON FOX6!

Last Sunday, the Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field, 22-21.

The Packers are currently third in the NFC North — trailing the 7-6 Detroit Lions and the 7-6 Chicago Bears.

This week’s matchup marks the first meeting between the Packers and Cowboys since a Week 9 meeting in 2010 at Lambeau Field. The Packers won, 45-7.