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 Field||Sunday, December 31|
|GNB||12:35||Fleming 2 yard pass from Starr ( Chandler kick ) ( 3-10, 1:34 )||0||7|
|GNB||6:38||Grabowski 3 yard run ( Chandler kick ) ( 7-77, 4:38 )||0||14|
|DAL||9:06||Lilly 1 yard fumble return ( Deters kick )||7||14|
|DAL||5:05||Hayes 12 yard pass from Meredith ( Deters kick ) ( 6-19, 3:52 )||14||14|
|DAL||7:03||Deters 36 yard field goal ( 6-11, 2:41 )||17||14|
|MVP: Lee Roy Jordan (Dallas)|
|Defense: 12 Tkl, 1 Int, 1 Sack, Fumbles: 1 FF|