Opening day at home for Dallas was a win but not a great day for Don Meredith. Dandy Don threw for a mere 72 yards and one interception. The hero of the game was Dan Reeves as he plowed his way to 122 yards and a touchdown. Fullback Don Perkins gained 56 yards and he also scored a rushing touchdown giving Meredith the win.
Actual Score: New York 7 at Dallas 52
APBA Replay Score: New York 10 at Dallas 26