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Sunday Jan 1, 1967
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CBS Sports is proud to bring you todays game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys here at the Cotton Bowl. The play by play of the National Football League Championship game will be handled by Jack Buck, Ray Scott and Frank Gifford. Todays matchup will feature two of the NFL most powerful teams as the 12-1-1 Dallas Cowboys will host the 13-1 Packers. The victor will be crowned the National Football League Champion for the 1966 campaign and a trip to the first Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs soundly defeated the New York Jets earlier today and will represent the American Football League in this historic game.
Green Bay will be wearing green jerseys with gold pants and the Cowboys will be in the white jerseys with silver pants. Green Bay won the toss and have elected to receive the opening kickoff.
1st QUARTER ACTION:
Danny Villanueva is ready to kickoff, hands in the air, the boot is high and long right out of the back of the endzone and the Packers will setup at their 20 yard line to begin the ball game.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 20
Bart Star under center, quick snap and hands off to Jim Taylor for no gain. Dallas has the number one defense and they just showed off their muscle on the first play by stuffing Taylor.
GB 2ndand 10 from the GB 20
Bart under center, quick drop back to pass and throws over the middle to Boyd Dowler for a 13 yard pickup and the games first first down.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 33
Bart is the pocket again with good protection, check down pass to Jim Taylor and the pass is batted away but the defender interfered with Taylor as he tried to make the catch. Flags are on the field and it is indeed pass interference on the Cowboys. That will be a 7 yard penalty and an automatic first down for the Packers.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 40
Bart Starr takes the snap and gives it to Elijah Pitts, running to his right, hurdles a tackle at the line of scrimmage, pickup of 7 yards on the play and it’s 2nd and 3 from the Green Bay 47 yard line.
GB 2nd and 3 from the GB 47
Trap to the right and Elijah Pitts is crushed at the line of scrimmage for no gain.
GB 3rd and 3 from the GB 47
Bart Star once again with good protection, slide to his right and fires a bullet to Carroll Dale, low throw but Dale pulls it in and that’s a gain of 13 yards!
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 42
Paul Hornung in the back field for the first time today, flat pass to Hornung for a quick 4 yard gain.
GB 2nd and 6 from the DAL 38
Hornung again but this time its a power sweep right, gain of 8 yards and the Packers are driving on the Cowboys early in this one.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 30
Bart Starr takes the snap and gives it to Jim Taylor, shimmies his way forward and now he’s hit and dropped, pickup of 4 yards on the play.
GB 2nd and 6 from the DAL 26
Star slung a pass to Dowler on a slant but it fell incomplete but we have a flags thrown in the back field, holding is the call against Green Bay, that’s a 15 yarder.
GB 2nd and 21 from the DAL 41
Wide receiver screen to Dale and he is slapped down right where he was standing, no gain on the play.
GB 3rd and 21 from the DAL 41
Bart Star is set up in a perfect pocket, throws long to Red Mack down the left sideline and he hauls in for a 21 yard gain and that will move the sticks. Dallas was stunned that wide out Red Mack was Stars main target but it paid off for the Packers.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 20
Dallas back in zone coverage, Draw to Hornung for 8 yards and the Cowboys appear to be off balance on this first Packer drive.
GB 2nd and 2 from the DAL 12
Play action pass to Boyd Dowler on a slant and he makes the grab as his feet are blast from under him. I don’t know how in the world he held onto that football!
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 6
Paul Hornung with the toss sweep going left, no gain and we have more flags on the field. Another holding call indicated against the Packers. That’s two crucial holding calls against the Pack and these are just killing their drive.
GB 1st and 21 from the DAL 21
Bart Star has his hands full to keep this drive alive. Star rolls out to his right looking down field for Dale, well covered. Bob Lilly is closing fast and Star will not escape as Lilly sacks him for a 12 yard loss!
GB 2nd and 21 from the DAL 33
This opening drive is imploding on the Packers. Jim Taylor gains just 4 yards on a dive play and once again, flags. Another holding call against the Pack, that’s the third one on this drive. Now the Packers are facing a 2nd and forever.
GB 2nd and 48 from the DAL 48
Bart Star rolling out to his right, stops and fires down field to Carroll Dale and its complete for a 23 yard gain.
GB 3rd and 25 from the DAL 25
Bart is trying to get the Packers into field goal range on this long third down. Seven step drop into a perfect pockets, flings it over the middle to Dowler for an 18 yard gain and that will set up a 4th and 7 from the Dallas 7 and here comes the field goal unit.
GB 4th and 7 from the DAL 7
Don Chandler is set for the 14 yard attempt, snap is clean and he splits the uprights but we have flags on the field. Defensive jumped offsides but Green Bay has declined the penalty and will keep the points on the scoreboard. Packers 3 Cowboys 0 with 6:19 to go in quarter one.
Walt Garrison returns the kickoff to the 23 of Dallas and the Cowboys get their first shot at the Packers defense.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 23
Meredith hands off to Dan Reeves going right off tackle for 10 yard pickup and that will move the chains.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 33
It’s Reeves again and he powers ahead on a dive play for 5 yards.
DAL 2nd and 5 from the DAL 38
Don Meredith lobs it to Frank Clarke out in the flat at the Dallas 41, rockets ahead and still going, he’s chopped down at the Green Bay 47 yard line, gain of 15 yards.
DAL 1st and 10 from the GB 47
Don Meredith takes the snap and gives it to Don Perkins, cuts to his left and gives a powerful straight arm to a Packers defender and now he’s brought to the turf, pickup of 4 yards.
DAL 2nd and 6 from the GB 43
Screen pass to Dan Reeves, caught but no gain on the play. Green Bay was all over that play, not fooled at all.
DAL 3rd and 6 from the GB 43
It’s 3rd and 6 and the Cowboys are 0 for 0 on third down. Green Bay with a delayed blitz and they are coming after Don Meredith, dumps it to Buddy Dial and he’s hammered to the turf at the Green Bay 37 yard line, short gain of 6 yards and a new set of downs!
DAL 1st and 10 from the GB 37
Toss sweep to Reeves and he is swarmed under by Dallas for no gain.
DAL 2nd and 10 from the GB 37
Meredith drops back 5 yards, no he’s rolling out of the pocket to buy some time. Throws to Bob Hayes on a crossing route and the ball is tipped in the air by a linebacker. Hayes snagged the football out of the defensive players had for a 13 yard gain, and that will move the sticks once more.
DAL 1st and 10 from the GB 24
Meredith completed the pass for 2 yards but we have flags thrown, holding on the defense and that will be 5 yards and an automatic first down at the Packers 19.
DAL 1st and 10 from the GB 19
It’s reeves again on a trap to the right, gain of 5 yards and the Cowboys are marching right down the field on the Packers.
DAL 2nd and 5 from the GB 14
I formation for the Cowboys with one tight end. Don Meredith back in the pocket, waits … waits … and now hands it off to Don Perkins, it’s a draw play and he goes nowhere, no gain and the Packers really laid a licking on Don Perkins on that play.
DAL 3rd and 5 from the GB 14
Packers have everyone up on the line and showing blitz , now they drop eight of them back into coverage. Don Meredith takes the snap and rolls to his left, low throw to Frank Clarke and he drops to one knee and it’s incomplete. Here comes the field goal unit for Dallas. Danny Villanueva’s kick is clean and good, so we are tied up at 3 points a piece with 23 seconds left in the first quarter.
Donny Anderson returns the ensuing kickoff to the Packer 13 as time runs out here in the first quarter. We have a good one here at the Cotton Bowl!
2nd QUARTER ACTION:
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 13
Bart Starr takes the snap and takes a two-step drop and stuffs the football into Elijah Pitts stomach, bad exchange but he holds onto it and he’s brought down for no gain.
GB 2nd and 10 from the GB 13
Taylor on a swing pass, complete but for just 3 yards as the Cowboys were anticipating that play.
GB 3rd and 7 from the GB 16
Packers looking at a 3rd and 7. Star with a hard count, deep drop by Star and he fires a pass out to Marv Fleming. Marv on middle crossing route and he leaps and makes the catch one yard past the yard sticks, FIRST DOWN for the PACKERS!
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 24
Packers are struggling running the football so far in the contest, the Dallas defensive front four is controlling the line of scrimmage. Toss sweep to Taylor, breaks around the corner and gains 6 yards before getting shoved out of bounds.
GB 2nd and 4 from the GB 30
Bart gives it to Taylor once again, gain of 2 yards and the Packers are facing a 3rd and 2.
GB 3rd and 2 from the GB 32
Packers trying to get their running game on track, off tackle run by Paul Hornung and the Cowboys shoot the gaps and smack Hornung down hard right at the line of scrimmage, no gain and the Packers are forced to punt the football away.
GB 4th and 2 from the GB 32
Don Chandler back to punt, gets off a beauty, this one sails to the Dallas 14 yard line. Taken by Mel Renfro and returned 2 yards as the Packers had plenty of time to cover Chandlers high punt.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 16
Meredith with a quick pass to Buddy Dial in the flat, incomplete. Dial did not look in time and pass flew right over his head and out of bounds, that could have been picked off.
DAL 2nd and 10 from the DAL 16
Don Meredith back to pass, looking, looking and there is nothing there as the pocket starts to collapse. Meredith off and running headed for the sidling and he pushed out of bounds hard and he crashes into the chain gang. We have some pushing and shoving going on down there and now we have a flags being thrown. The officials are signaling unsportsmanlike conduct on the Dallas Cowboys. That will push the Cowboys back to their own 9 and now it’s 3rd and 17 for Dallas and coach Landry is really hot on the sideline.
DAL 3rd and 17 from the DAL 9
Don Meredith getting frustrated, barks out the signals, back to pass and throws deep down the right to Bob Hayes, incomplete and the Cowboys will be punting from their own 9.
DAL 4th and 17 from the DAL 9
Danny Villanueva is back to punt and the Packers are coming after the block. Punt is a way but is a wobbly one and not very long, fair catch at the Dallas 44 by Willie Wood and the Packers have great field position.
GB1st and 10 from the DAL 44
With 10:45 left on the scoreboard clock the Packer have a golden opportunity to put some points on the board with this fantastic field position. Bart Star getting his offense in the right alignment, snap and he’s looking down the middle for Carroll Dale but he wont’ get the pass off, SACKED by Chuck Howley for a 2 yard loss as Star tried to scramble out of the pocket.
GB 2nd and 12 from the DAL 46
Star has the offense in a pro set, hand off to Elijah Pitts going right off tackle and the Cowboys just blow the play up in the backfield for a -7 yard loss!
GB 3rd and 19 from the GB 47
Quarter two has been all defense as neither team has been able to move the football. Long third down coming up for the Packers. Bart is rolling out after the snap to by time for a deep pass, lets the football fly and it’s Max McGee deep down the middle and he is wide open for a 29 yard pass and catch and that will be a first down for the Packers. Tom Landry cannot believe his defense just gave up that 3rd and long.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 24
Bart Star is 11 for 11 so far today for 136 yards, great start for Packer QB. Quick pass to Dale on a WR screen, just 4 yards on the play.
GB 2nd and 6 from the DAL 20
Trap inside once again and the Packers Jim Taylor only can grab 2 yards of Conboy land before he tackled. Running yards have been tough to gain this afternoon.
GB 3rd and 4 from the DAL 18
Star trying to get he ball down field dumps it off to Elijah Pitts, stone hands and he dropped the pass! Packers will be forced to attempt a field goal.
GB 4th and 4 from the DAL 18
Chandler is set up for the 25 yard attempt, the kick is clean but it sails right and bangs off the goal post and falls back into the endzone, no good. Green Bay comes up empty off that great field position. So with 7:27 to play in the first half the score remains Green Bay 3 and Dallas 3.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 20
The Cowboys come set, Meredith now they send a man in motion, hands it off to Dan Reeves and he banging his way forward and he’s wrestled to the ground. Packers simply took away his time and space, no gain on the play.
DAL 2nd and 10 from the DAL 20
Don Meredith takes the snap and gives it to Dan Reeves on a dive play and he’s protecting the football, slips and is brought down in the backfield and that will be a loss of -3 yards. What defensive battle here today in the NFL Championship Game, no one figured it would turn out this hard to score points.
DAL 3rd and 13 from the DAL 17
Whistles blew and flags, Dallas is called for delay of game and that will push them back another 5 yards.
DAL 3rd and 18 from the DAL 12
Green Bay back in nickel defense playing a zone coverage. Meredith back to pass and the pass lands in the dirt 2 yard in front of Pete Gent, incomplete and the Cowboys will be punting again.
DAL 4th and 18 from the DAL 12
Willie Woods returns the punt 3 yards to the GB 41. The Packers have 5:32 remaining to try and gets some points to break the tie before halftime.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 41
Bart Star has the Packers in I Formation, fake hand off to Taylor, play action pass and he’s throwing deep to Boyd Dowler and Star is blasted by Bob Lilly and the gang for a -9 yard loss and the Cowboys get sack number 3!
GB 2nd and 19 from the GB 32
Green Bay is trying everything they can to run the football as Donny Anderson gets a shot and he’s is smothered for no gain. Yards in this game are a premium if you can pick some up.
GB 3rd and 19 from the GB 32
Packers are 4 for 7 on 3rd downs, this will be a tough one to pick up. Star is in the pocket, looking down the middle, nothing there, throws out to his right to Red Mack and it’s way over his head, incomplete.
GB 4th and 19 from the GB 32
Chandlers punt is high but short, just 39 yards to the Dallas 27. Fair catch called by Renfro and the Cowboys will start their next drive from their 27.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 27
Don Perkins on a dive play right up the gut of the Packers, just 3 yards on the play.
DAL 2nd and 8 from the DAL 30
Perkins again as Meredith toss the football out to him on a sweep, gets around the corner for an 8 yard pickup as he is pushed out of bounds at the Dallas 38.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 38
Dallas has three minutes to work with as the first half is winding down.
Meredith looking to throw, SACKED by Allen Brown and that’s a -9 yard loss. What a great game of defense this one has turned out to be in the second quarter of play.
DAL 2nd and 19 from the DAL 29
Meredith with a screen out to Dan Reeves and the Packers read that one perfectly, loss of 3 yards on the play. We are at the two minute warning.
DAL 3rd and 22 from the DAL 26
Don Meredith launches one long to Bob Hayes and its just out of his reach falling incomplete. The Packers will get he ball back one more time before the half runs out.
DAL 4th and 22 from the DAL 26
Short punt by Villanueva, just a 32 yarder. It’s Elijah Pitts this time back to receive the punt, hauls it in and he is stopped right there.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 42
Bart has just 1:35 left to make something happen for the Pack. Star gets the pass off to Boyd Dowler but its incomplete and we have a flag thrown in the backfield and Star looks shaken up. Roughing the passer is called on Dallas and that will move the chains to the DAL 43 and give the Packers a fresh set of downs.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 43
Dump off pass to Taylor falls incomplete.
GB 2nd and 10 from the DAL 43
Star has really cooled off throwing the football as he missed a wide open Carroll Dale, Star is really upset with himself after that miss fire.
GB 3rd and 10 from the DAL 43
Bart Starr under pressure, tries to roll right and hit head-on by Bob Lilly and that’s a loss of 3 yards, that is Dallas’s 4th sack of the game.
GB 4th and 13 from the DAL 46
Don Chandler is coming in to attempt the long field as there is time for just one more play. Chandlers 53 yard attempt sails end over end, long enough but wide left, no good and that will end the first have of play. Green Bay Packers 3, Dallas Cowboys 3.
~ HALF TIME TEAM STATISTICS ~ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GB DAL --- --- 9 -------------- First Downs -------------- 6 1 / 6 / 2 ----- First Downs: Run / Pass / Pen ----- 2 / 3 / 1 13 / 30 ------------ Rushes / Yards ------------- 11 / 35 2.3 ------------ Yards Per Rush ------------- 3.2 16 / 12 / 0 --------------- A / C / I --------------- 10 / 5 / 0 140 ------------- Passing Yards ------------- 31 11.7 --------- Yards Per Completion ---------- 6.2 4 / 50 ----------- Penalties / Yards ----------- 4 / 37 1 / 9 ------ QB Sacks by Defense / Yards ------ 4 / 26 144 -------------- Total Yards -------------- 57 0 / 0 ------------ Fumbles / Lost ------------- 0 / 0 3 / 1 ------ Field Goal Attempts / Made ------- 1 / 1 0 ---- FG Attempts Blocked By Defense ----- 0 2 / 95 / 47.5 -------- Punts / Yards / Average -------- 3 / 117 / 39.0 0 ------- Punts Blocked By Defense -------- 0 2 / 3 / 1.5 ---- Punt Returns / Yards / Average ----- 1 / 2 / 2.0 1 / 13 / 13.0 -- Kick Off Returns / Yards / Average --- 1 / 25 / 25.0 4 / 9 / 44% ---------- 3rd Down Efficiency ---------- 1 / 5 / 20% 0 / 0 / 0 ---------- 4th Down Efficiency ---------- 0 / 0 / 0 3 / 3 / 0 ---------- TIRZ / RZPT / RZTD ----------- 1 / 3 / 0 18:52 ---------- Time Of Possession ----------- 11:08
3rd QUARTER ACTION:
Green Bay will kickoff to start the second half of play. Don Chandlers kick sails to the back of the endzone and the Cowboys won’t bring it out.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 20
Meredith breaks the huddle and Dallas is in split backs, snap and the hand off goes to Don Perkins, slips through the line for 3 yards and that is it.
DAL 2nd and 7 from the DAL 23
Buddy Dial on a quick slant, under thrown pass by Meredith and the ball bounces along the turf, incomplete.
DAL 3rd and 7 from the DAL 23
Dandy Don under center taking a look at the Packers coverage, snap is good and he rolls to the right. Pettis Norman, Dallas’s big tight end is open in the flat and Meredith hits him on the numbers for an 11 yard gain and he is pushed out of bounds at the Dallas 34.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 34
Dan Reeves gets the call, counter play to the left and he lost the fumble, batted out of his hands while coming through the line! Picked up by free safety Tom Brown and returned to the Dallas 25 and we have the first major turnover in the ball game here early in the 3rd period of play.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 25
Bart Starr takes the snap and gives it to Paul Hornung, sidesteps a hit and now he’s dragged down, just a gain of 2 yards.
GB 2nd and 8 from the DAL 31
Bart Star with a 5 step drop, slides to his left and safety Mike Gaechter nails Star on a blitz for a loss of -7 yards. Bart is getting frustrated with his pass protection, that’s the 5th time he’s been sacked today.
GB 3rd and 15 from the DAL 31
After the sack the Packers are facing a 3rd and long. Another rollout pass by Green Bay, short toss to Boyd Dowler and he makes the grab at the 24 and is dropped right there, just 7 yards on the pass play. Green Bay is sending in Don Chandler to attempt the field goal.
GB 4th and 9 from the DAL 24
Chandlers field goal came off his foot like a wounded duck and wobbled off to the right, no good and the Packers miss a chance to take the lead on the short field goal attempt.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 20
Don Meredith has his team in the I formation, signaled for a man in motion, its Frank Clarke. The snap is good and its a handoff to Reeves, NO! its a fake and Meredith is looking long for Clarke. Clarke is wide open down field as the Packers bit on the play action to Reeves, long throw right on the money and Frank Clarke will walk into the end zone untouched for the games first touchdown, a 80 yard bomb! The extra point is good so Dallas is up on the Pack 10 to 3 with 11:27 to go in the third quarter.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 18
Jim Taylor, trap inside and he rips off 8 yards. Green Bay needs to get their powerful running game clicking as the Cowboys are just giving Star no time to throw.
GB 2nd and 2 from the GB 26
Power sweep left and it’s Taylor once again, gain of 4 yards and that will move the chains for the Packers.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 30
Donny Anderson off tackle right, gain of 4 yards and Packers are starting to pickup momentum. Hold on folks we have a flag on the field and its holding against the Packers, that’s 15 yards and replay first down.
GB 1st and 25 from the GB 15
Swing pass to Hornung and he dropped it!
GB 2nd and 25 from the GB 15
Bart Star drops back into the pocket and slings it long to Carroll Dale and his catches it over the shoulder at the Green Bay 43 and is tackled at the 48, that’s a 33 yard pickup for the Pack.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 48
Quick screen to Taylor and it falls incomplete, right through Taylors hands, not sure what’s going on with the Packers running backs but they just can’t catch this afternoon.
GB 2nd and 10 from the GB 48
Dallas has given up 179 yards in passing so far today. Bart Starr flares it over the middle to Boyd Dowler, snags for a gain of 19 yards!
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 33
Packers are finally on the move with 8:16 to go in the 3rd period of play.
Bart breaks the huddle, Pro Set by the backs, counter to Donny Anderson and he gains 4 yards.
GB 2nd and 6 from the DAL 29
The Cowboys with tight coverage downfield and Bart Starr is running out of time, tucks it in and runs out of the pocket, weaving his way upfield, that’s a scramble of 15 yards for Bart Starr and that will move the chains as it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 14.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 14
Taylor for a yard at best as the Dallas front four have been hard to run on all game.
GB 2nd and 9 from the DAL 13
Bart Star throwing from the pocket and he has time at last, zipped a pass to Carroll Dale right the goal line and he is in for the touchdown! Packers have tied the game back up at 10 points each with 6:29 to go in the third.
Packers were called for offsides on the kickoff and will re-kick. At the goal line, Walt Garrison returns the football out to the 22 of Dallas and here comes Meredith.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 22
Quick dive to Perkins, not much there just 2 yards on the dive play.
DAL 2nd and 8 from the DAL 24
Incomplete pass and the Cowboys are called for holding, that’s 15 and will set the Cowboys back to their 9 yard line.
DAL 2nd and 23 from the DAL 9
Draw play to Dan Reeves and the Packers were all of it, just 2 yards on the play.
DAL 3rd and 21 from the DAL 11
Bob Hayes is the target and Meredith hits between the number at the 20 yard line, Hayes kicks in the after burners and tries to slip out to the edge but nothing doing, tackled at the Dallas 28 and that’s 4 yards short of the sticks.
DAL 4th and 4 from the DAL 28
Dallas is forced to punt the ball away. Packers Willie Wood calls for the fair catch at the Green Bay 31.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 31
The scoreboard clock shows 3: 26. Bart Starr quick outlet to Boyd Dowler at the Green Bay 32, misses a tackle and he’s got lots of space, still going and tackled at the Dallas 37, a gain of 32 yards for the Packers! Bart Star has thrown for 243 yards so far this afternoon.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 37
Star with another quick pass, this one to Elijah Pitts for a 7 pickup.
GB 2nd and 3 from the DAL 30
Another quick snap and this time its Taylor on a trap for 19 yards and that will move the chains once again. Caught the Cowboys off guard as they were coming on a blitz.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 11
Jim Taylor once again, running left for powerful 5 yard gain as Taylor moved the pile before being dragged down.
GB 2nd and 5 from the DAL 6
Star with a fake to Taylor on a pitchout, slips the ball to Hornung he is tackled for a -2 yard loss. Dallas was playing the run all the way.
GB 3rd and 7 from the DAL 8
Packers try a short pass in the flat to Jim Taylor and complete the pass but for only 2 yards and that will force Green Bay to send out the kicker to try and take the lead.
GB 4th and 5 from the DAL 6
From the 6 the football will be spotted at the Dallas 13 yard line and the Packers are looking at a 13 yard field goal attempt. Don Chandler’s field goal from 13 yards splits the uprights and that will give the Packers the lead, it’s now 13-10 for Green Bay.
Kickoff sails to the 9 yard line, Dan Reeves gathers it in and heads straight up field and finally taken down at the 31 of Dallas, nice return of 22 yards for Reeves.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 31
This should be the final play of the 3rd period. Walt Garrison for 4 yards but it will be coming back as the Cowboys are called for holding again.
DAL 1st and 25 from the DAL 16
This will be the last play barring a defensive penalty. Don Meredith trying to settle his team down to stop make stupid mistake. Quick snap and he throws to Frank Clarke and its incomplete and that will end quarter number three. Here are the stats from the first three quarters of play.
~ TEAM STATISTICS ~ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GB DAL --- --- 16 -------------- First Downs -------------- 8 4 / 10 / 2 ----- First Downs: Run / Pass / Pen ----- 2 / 5 / 1 22 / 86 ------------ Rushes / Yards ------------- 15 / 35 3.9 ------------ Yards Per Rush ------------- 2.3 25 / 20 / 0 --------------- A / C / I --------------- 15 / 8 / 0 252 ------------- Passing Yards ------------- 139 12.6 --------- Yards Per Completion ---------- 17.4 6 / 70 ----------- Penalties / Yards ----------- 6 / 67 1 / 9 ------ QB Sacks by Defense / Yards ------ 5 / 33 305 -------------- Total Yards -------------- 165 0 / 0 ------------ Fumbles / Lost ------------- 1 / 1 5 / 2 ------ Field Goal Attempts / Made ------- 1 / 1 0 ---- FG Attempts Blocked By Defense ----- 0 2 / 95 / 47.5 -------- Punts / Yards / Average -------- 4 / 158 / 39.5 0 ------- Punts Blocked By Defense -------- 0 2 / 3 / 1.5 ---- Punt Returns / Yards / Average ----- 1 / 2 / 2.0 2 / 21 / 10.5 -- Kick Off Returns / Yards / Average --- 3 / 68 / 22.7 4 / 11 / 36% ---------- 3rd Down Efficiency ---------- 2 / 7 / 29% 0 / 0 / 0 ---------- 4th Down Efficiency ---------- 0 / 0 / 0 5 / 13 / 1 ---------- TIRZ / RZPT / RZTD ----------- 1 / 3 / 0 29:51 ---------- Time Of Possession ----------- 15:09
4th QUARTER ACTION:
DAL 2nd and 25 from the DAL 16
Don Meredith at the line, changing the play, three step drop and flares a pass to Don Perkins out of the backfield, complete for -2 yard loss and Packers are really fired up on defense giving the Dallas nothing.
DAL 3rd and 27 from the DAL 14
The Cowboys better be careful here deep in their territory, turnover here would be devastating.
Don Meredith rolls outside the pocket looking for Bob Hayes down the right sideline, covered tight with no room to throw to him, Meredith takes off and scrambles for 12 yards and runs out of bounds at the Dallas 26 and the Cowboys will be forced to punt once again.
DAL 4th and 15 from the DAL 26
Danny Villanueva gets off a long punt of 50 yards to the Green Bay 22. Willie Woods with his hand in the air makes the catch and the Packers offense is running out onto the gridiron.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 22
Jim Taylor is the workhorse today and he carries for 3 yards. Jim has 54 yards this afternoon on 11 attempts, yards have been hard to come by today.
GB 2nd and 7 from the GB 25
Bart Star needs to keep the pressure on the Cowboys. Quick pass to Boyd Dowler for 6 yards and Dowler is fighting to make the yard marker, no way as the Cowboy’s pull him down one yard short.
GB 3rd and 1 from the GB 31
Split backs for the Packers, dive to Taylor, no fake handoff and the Bart Star hands off to Elijah Pitts going left, trying to make the sticks and he just gets there, 2 yard gain on the play and Green Bay keeps the drive alive.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 33
Star back under center, barks out the call, fake handoff to Pitts and Bart is looking for his favorite target Carroll Dale deep down the middle seam, the pass is away and just out of reach as the pass falls incomplete.
GB 2nd and 10 from the GB 33
Bart Starr takes the snap and the Cowboys are blitzing, Bart Starr unloads it and it’s well over the head of Paul Hornung, incomplete.
GB 3rd and 10 from the GB 33
Green Bay is 5 for 12 on third down. Bart Starr checks his offensive line, takes the snap from center and fades back, Dallas is blitzing with pressure from the outside and he unloads it, Boyd Dowler trips and can’t get it, it’s incomplete.
GB 4th and 10 from the GB 33
Don Chandler gets off a 40 yard punt to the Dallas 27. Bob Hayes back to receive the punt, sprints out the left for an 11 yard return and the Cowboys will setup shop at the Dallas 38 with 11:15 to play, lots of time.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 38
Whistles have been blown, delay of game called on Dallas, that’s Dallas’s 7th penalty today.
DAL 1st and 15 from the DAL 33
Don Meredith throws to his tight end over middle on a crossing route, perfect pass to Pettis Norman and breaks the first tackler and gains 21 yards! That will move the chains for Dallas and the Cowboys are fighting hard.
DAL 1st and 10 from the GB 46
Cowboys run Bob Hayes on an end around and he is tackled for a -7 yard loss, the Packers were not fooled one bit on that play.
DAL 2nd and 17 from the DAL 47
Don Meredith is under center, looks like he maybe changing his play call. Five step drop into the pocket, under pressure and he is sacked by Willie Davis for a 2 yard loss and the Cowboys are going the wrong way!
DAL 3rd and 19 from the DAL 45
Packers are blitzing and Meredith is on the run out of the pocket, gained one yard on the scramble, Dallas is forced to punt again with just a little over nine minutes to go in the contest.
DAL 4th and 18 from the DAL 46
Shanked punt by Dallas as the ball fly’s just 26 yards, Willie Wood on the return and he losses a yard. So with 9:03 to go the Packers are holding onto a razor thin lead on the scoreboard, 13 to 10.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 24
Star hands off to Pitts up the middle and gains 6 yards on the run, it looked like the Cowboys were keying on Pitts and they still could not hold him from a solid gain.
GB 2nd and 4 from the GB 30
Elijah Pitts gets the football again and this time picks up 3 more yards, 3rd and one for the Packers.
GB 3rd and 1 from the GB 33
Bart hands off to Pitts for the 3rd time and he blast through the line for a gain of 7 yards and the Packers are eating that precious time off the scoreboard clock.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 40
Jim Taylor this time and plows ahead for 5 yards and the Packers are getting their running game on track here in the final minutes of the ball game.
GB 2nd and 5 from the GB 45
Pitts off tackle and nothing there for the taking except one yard of grass, small gain and the Cowboys defense is starting to stiffen up.
GB 3rd and 4 from the GB 46
Green Bay breaks the huddle needing to pickup this first down. Star under center with a single back behind him. Seven step drop by Star, lots of time and fires a rocket to Marv Fleming high and outside, Fleming makes the grab! and he is pushed out of bounds at the 23 of Dallas, that’s a 31 yard pickup on 3rd down, big play for the Packers.
GB 1st and 10 from the DAL 23
Game clock is down to 6:03 now and the Packers are threating. Dallas is looking nervous on the sideline as they keep track of the game clock as all their hopes are tied to it not running out before they can get the football back. Jim Taylor on a trap to the left, nothing there once again, no gain on the play.
GB 2nd and 10 from the DAL 23
Bart Star looking to run here and take more time off the clock, FAKE hand off to Pitts, play action pass over the middle to Boyd Dowler and Dallas bats it away, incomplete.
GB 3rd and 10 from the DAL 23
Deep in route by Marv Fleming and Stars pass to far out in front, almost picked off by Dallas!
GB 4th and 10 from the DAL 23
Here comes Don Chandler to try and make it a 6 point lead if he can make this kick. Good hold and Chandlers kick is away but it’s drifting off center and it hit the right upright and deflected off to the right no good. Dallas has 4:48 left which still plenty of time to drive the field and score a touchdown or at least kick a field goal to send the game into overtime.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 20
Meredith takes the snap and immediately starts to roll out right to bye some time, throws to Hayes on a out route and its behind him. Hayes makes a one handed grab as he is going out of bounds, gain of 17 yard for the Cowboys.
DAL 1st and 10 from the DAL 37
Dallas is strolling up to the line and they come set, Meredith with a fast count and the ball is hiked and pitched out to Dan Reeves and he finally got around the corner, has some room and picks up 22 yards! That’s the best run Dallas has gotten all day and it couldn’t had come at a better time.
Dal 1st and 10 from the GB 41
Its Reeves again and he picks up another 13 yards and suddenly Dallas is starting to move the football on ground. I think I head Lombardi yelling on the sideline, What the hells going on out there, just grab, grab, grab, no ones tackling!
Dal 1st and 10 from the GB 28
With just 3:29 left, now it’s the Packers watching that scoreboard clock and hoping their defense can make a stop. Don Perkins gets stuffed at the line as Dallas tried to run him up inside, nothing there.
Dal 2nd and 10 from the GB 28
Don Meredith with a seven step drop, he has nervous feet and takes off right up the middle out of the pocket, cuts outside and runs for 22 yards! Wow what a scramble by Meredith and the Cowboys have a first and goal from the Green Bay 6 with 2:29 to go in the ball game.
DAL 1st and Goal from the GB 6
Split backs by Dallas, Packers are Keying on Reeves and the handoff goes to Reeves and he blasted right at the line of scrimmage, no gain. The guns sounds as we are at the two minute warning.
DAL 2nd and Goal from the GB 6
Dan Reeves again straight the gut and this time he moved the pile of bodies to the 2 yard line, gain of 4 yards and the Packers take their first timeout.
DAL 3rd and Goal from the GB 2
Meredith has the Cowboys in a Double tight end formation, power dive to Dan Reeves and he goes airborne into the endzone, TOUICHDOWN DALLAS!!!! The extra point is good and the Cowboys have taken the lead for the first time in the ball game with 1:32 to play, can they hold on to earn a trip to the newly created World Championship to take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Danny Villanueva is ready to kickoff, really high kick but very short, taken at the Green Bay 15 by Donny Anderson and he wiggles his way out to the Green Bay 37. The Packers have 1:20 left and they need a touchdown. Don Chandler has missed four field goals today which will now force Bart Star to work a miracle here in Dallas.
GB 1st and 10 from the GB 37
Green Bay needs to move down the field fast with time not on their side. Bart Star takes the snap and drops 7 yards back, the pocket looks shaky, Star cocks his arm and the ball is batted out of his hand! big mad scramble but Dallas comes up with it at the 27 of Green bay and hold on folks as we have several flags on the field. The officials are discussing the call and here it comes, HOLDING called on Green Bay, the penalty is declined, first down Dallas’s ball. What a hard way to end a great season for the Packers, this is only their second loss for the entire season.
DAL 1st and 10 from the GB 27
Meredith hands off to Reeves and he gains 6 yards, timeout called by the Packers, they have just one left.
DAL 2nd and 4 from the GB 21
Perkins get he carry this time for 2 yards, Packers take their last timeout.
DAL 3rd and 2 from the GB 19
Dallas fans are starting to celebrate with only 20 seconds left, just one play away from victory here today in the 1966 NFL Championship Game. Meredith hands off to Reeves and he just covers the football and runs into the line, no gain is recorded but the game is over. The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL Champions for the 1966 season.