Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers Tickets
About Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers
Essentially a playoff rivalry, the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers contests dates back to the beginning of the modern era of professional football. NFL’s two premier franchises with nine Super Bowl Championships between them, the Cowboys and the Packers have met on eight occasions in the playoffs.
However, there is another reason behind this rivalry - the team’s ownership. Cowboys’ Jerry Jones is part-businessman and part-showman, which adds flare to this rivalry. The Packers, on the other hand, are owned by the people of Green Bay. It remains the only public owned franchise in the NFL. In short, the two teams couldn’t be any different.
With a post-season history that dates back five decades, there were bound to be some memorable games and moments between these two teams. A few are listed below.
Moments for the Football History Books
The Ice Bowl –It is hard to imagine how cold Lambeau Field was on December 31, 1967. This reference might help – the referees couldn’t even use their whistles because they would freeze to their lips. It was minus 48 degrees with wind chill during one of football’s most historic game. And the field’s heating system failed! But even that couldn’t stop Bart Starr, Packers QB, from scoring on a quarterback sneak, helping his team win 21-17 in the final minute.
When Emmitt Smith took over – On January 14, 1996, the two rivals played the NFC title game. The Cowboys were the favorites, but after three quarters, it seemed that they’d lose to Brett Favre and his Packers. The Packers entered the fourth quarter with a three-point lead, when Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith took charge. He rushed for two touchdowns, giving Cowboys an eleven point lead. The Cowboys won 38-27 and then defeated the Steelers for the Super Bowl Championship.
Cowboys – Packers: Stats
The following is Cowboys regular season record against the Packers.
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In the playoffs, the two teams have played 8 games, out of which each team has won 4 games.
The Greatest Players in Cowboys – Packers History
The two teams are almost equally balanced when it comes to the number of Hall of Fame players.
Cowboys Hall of Famers
Roger Staubach – A six-time Pro Bowler, Staubach led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl Championships.
Emmitt Smith – Smith is NFL’s all-time leading rusher. He won three Super Bowl Championships with the Cowboys.
Bob Lilly – Also known as Mr. Cowboy, Lilly led the Cowboys to victory in Super Bowl VI.
Packers Hall of Famers
Herb Adderley – Five-time Pro Bowler, Adderley was the epitome of a true shutdown cornerback.
Jim Taylor – Five-time Pro Bowler, Taylor is the second all-time rushing leader for the Packers.
Willie Wood – Eight-time Pro Bowler, Wood had 48 career interceptions as a Packer.
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