It doesn’t seem quite possible, but when the Dallas Cowboys travel to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round this weekend, it will be just the 32nd time the two teams have met since 1960.
The two squads met only sporadically during the Cowboys’ first decade, but twice in the 1960s it was to decide the NFL Championship. Here are a few programs from the all-time Packers vs. Cowboys series (for contests held in Green Bay only), including one of the most famous games of all-time.
October 24, 1965 (Packers 13, Cowboys 3)
The Packers continued their early dominance of Dallas despite 133 rushing yards from Cowboys fullback Don Perkins. Dallas QB Craig Morton was picked off twice and was sacked nine times. Green Bay’s offense did very little as well, but cobbled together enough to win.
December 31, 1967 (Packers 21, Cowboys 17)
I’ve already written about the game now known as the Ice Bowl, so let’s just marvel at the beautiful simplicity of that cover.
October 1, 1972 (Packers 16, Cowboys 13)
The ’70s was an era of frustration for Packers fans, but the 1972 campaign stood out as a bright spot. That year they turned in one of their two winning seasons for the decade and made the playoffs for the first time since Vince Lombardi led the team to glory in Super Bowl II.
On top of that, Green Bay beat Dallas for the seventh time in eight games. One again, Craig Morton was picked off multiple times while his counterpart (Scott Hunter) had an awful day.