Monday, December 23, 2013

Lee Roy Jordan Leads the Cowboys to the Super Bowl

1967 AFL/NFL Playoff Simulation




The Dallas Cowboys are headed to Super Bowl II to face the Oakland Raiders who defeated the Houston Oilers in the AFL title game

The Cowboys avenged their loss to the Packers at home last season in the NFL title game.

This year's game was played in Lambeau Field and the weather was a factor. It was 29 degrees at kickoff but dry. A far cry from "Ice Bowl" conditions but the weather did effect both quarterbacks and their ability to throw the ball.

It was a sloppy game in which the defenses of both teams dominated. Don Meredith who wore the goat horns a year ago was fitted to wear them again this year as he threw three  interceptions in the first half and five for the game which would go into double overtime.

Bart Starr, who was huge a year ago struggled with the Cowboys pressure and also threw five interceptions. Starr was sacked eight times. One of those sacks came with 9 minutes to ago and the Packers up 14-0. Starr was sacked by Lee Roy Jordan and fumbled. Bob Lilly scooped it up and fell into the endzone to give the Cowboys their first score of the game. The Cowboys had missed several chances to score earlier in the game with missed field goals and interceptions in the red zone.

Four minutes later, the struggling Meredith who was benched for two series in the game, found Bob Hayes in the back of the endzone to tie the game at 14.

The game would go into double overtime thanks to a huge interception by Cornell Green, his second of the day. 

The Packers were driving in the second overtime and had the ball at the Cowboys 26 yard line when Lee Roy Jordan would pick off a Bart Starr pass and take it back 44 yards. The Cowboys would get the ball to the Packers 19 yard line where Harold Deters would make the game winning FG. Deters had missed from 24 yards and 33 yards earlier in the game.

The Cowboys will face the Raiders for the title and are not getting much respect. They are seven point underdogs.

1967 Playoffs - League Championship
Dallas at Green Bay
At Lambeau FieldSunday, December 31
Attendance: 70,423

Team1234OTTotal
Dallas00014317
Green Bay7070014

Scoring PlaysDALGNB
1st Quarter
GNB12:35Fleming 2 yard pass from Starr ( Chandler kick ) ( 3-10, 1:34 )07
3rd Quarter
GNB6:38Grabowski 3 yard run ( Chandler kick ) ( 7-77, 4:38 )014
4th Quarter
DAL9:06Lilly 1 yard fumble return ( Deters kick )714
DAL5:05Hayes 12 yard pass from Meredith ( Deters kick ) ( 6-19, 3:52 )1414
Overtime
DAL7:03Deters 36 yard field goal ( 6-11, 2:41 )1714



MVP: Lee Roy Jordan (Dallas)
Defense: 12 Tkl, 1 Int, 1 Sack, Fumbles: 1 FF


Team StatisticsDALGNB
Total Points1714
1st Downs1514
Rushing86
Passing68
Penalty10
3rd-Down Conversions2-205-16
4th-Down Conversions3-60-0
Red Zone Conversions29-112-1
Penalties-Yards7-545-45
Fumbles-Lost1-01-1
Time Of Pos.41:0641:51
Total Net Yards272260
Total Plays9076
Average Gain3.03.4
Net Yards Rushing129121
Rushes4031
Avg. Per Rush3.23.9
Net Yards Passing143139
Completions1820
Attempts4637
Completion %39.154.1
Yards Per Completion10.09.7
Times Sacked48
Had Intercepted55
Touchdowns22
Rushing01
Passing11
Other10
Extra Points2-22-2
Field Goals1-30-2
DallasGreen Bay

RushingAttYdsAvgLGTDRushingAttYdsAvgLGTD
Don Perkins21803.8140Jim Grabowski14584.1231
Dan Reeves10232.380Ben Wilson5438.6290
Don Meredith6122.070Donny Anderson410.330
Walt Garrison3144.7110Elijah Pitts372.340
Bart Starr221.030
Travis Williams2189.0210
Totals401293.2140Totals311213.9291

PassingAttCmYdsSkYdsTDLGINRTPassingAttCmYdsSkYdsTDLGINRT
Don Meredith4117179437137523Bart Starr3720194855138538
Craig Morton5110001040
Totals4618180437137519Totals3720194855138538

ReceivingRecYdsAvgLGTDReceivingRecYdsAvgLGTD
Bob Hayes69215.3371Boyd Dowler5408.090
Lance Rentzel45513.8200Ben Wilson3165.390
Don Perkins372.340Carroll Dale36822.7380
Dan Reeves393.060Jim Grabowski22512.5200
Pettis Norman2178.590Elijah Pitts2157.5100
Chuck Mercein294.570
Marv Fleming122.021
Donny Anderson199.090
Allen Brown11010.0100

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