Cowboys–Packers rivalry

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Dallas Cowboys–Green Bay Packers
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Dallas Cowboys
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Green Bay Packers
First meetingNovember 6, 1960
Packers 41, Cowboys 7
Latest meetingOctober 6, 2019
Packers 34, Cowboys 24
Next meetingTBD (no later than 2022)
Statistics
Meetings total37
All-time seriesPackers, 20-17
Regular season seriesPackers, 16–13
Postseason resultsTie, 4–4
Largest victoryPackers, 45–7 (2010)
Longest win streakCowboys, 8 (1991–96)
Current win streakPackers, 3 (2016–Present)

The Cowboys–Packers rivalry is a professional American football rivalry in the National Football League (NFL) between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. The two teams do not play every year; instead, they play at least once every three years. Due to the NFL's scheduling rotation, all NFC East teams will battle all NFC North teams every third year. In addition, if the two teams finish in the same place in their respective divisions in any season, they will play each other the following season. The rivalry has also resulted in notable playoff games.[1][2] Additionally, the Packers won Super Bowl XLV in AT&T Stadium.

The Packers lead the overall series 20–17. The two teams have met eight times in the postseason, with each team winning four times

History[edit]

Game Results[edit]

Date Location Result Series Notes
November 6, 1960 Green Bay Packers 45–7 Packers 1–0 Cowboys' inaugural season. This loss was the Cowboys' eighth of ten straight losses to start the season.
November 29, 1964 Dallas Packers 45–21 Packers 2–0
October 29, 1965 Milwaukee* Packers 13–3 Packers 3–0
January 1, 1967 Dallas Packers 34–27 Packers 4–0 NFL Championship Game. Packers would go on to win Super Bowl I
December 31, 1967 Green Bay Packers 21–17 Packers 5–0 NFL Championship Game, also known eponymously as the "Ice Bowl". Packers would go on to win Super Bowl II
October 28, 1968 Dallas Packers 28–17 Packers 6–0
November 26, 1970 Dallas Cowboys 16–3 Packers 6–1 Game played on Thanksgiving. Cowboys go on to lose Super Bowl V
October 1, 1972 Milwaukee* Packers 16–13 Packers 7–1
October 19, 1975 Dallas Packers 19–17 Packers 8–1 Cowboys go on to lose Super Bowl X
November 12, 1978 Milwaukee* Cowboys 42–14 Packers 8–2 Cowboys go on to lose Super Bowl XIII
September 28, 1980 Milwaukee* Cowboys 28–7 Packers 8–3
January 16, 1983 Dallas Cowboys 37–26 Packers 8–4 NFC Divisional Round
October 19, 1984 Dallas Cowboys 20–6 Packers 8–5
October 8, 1989 Green Bay Packers 31–13 Packers 9–5
December 24, 1989 Dallas Packers 20–10 Packers 10–5 Cowboys QB Troy Aikman's first start against the Packers
October 6, 1991 Milwaukee* Cowboys 20–17 Packers 10–6
October 3, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 36–14 Packers 10–7 Packers QB Brett Favre's first start against the Cowboys.
January 16, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 27–17 Packers 10–8 NFC Divisional Round. Cowboys go on to win Super Bowl XXVIII
November 24, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 42–31 Packers 10–9 Thanksgiving game
January 8, 1995 Dallas Cowboys 35–9 Tie 10–10 NFC Divisional Round
October 8, 1995 Dallas Cowboys 34–24 Cowboys 11–10
January 14, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 38–27 Cowboys 12–10 NFC Championship Game. Cowboys go on to win Super Bowl XXX
November 18, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 21–6 Cowboys 13–10 Cowboys win 8 straight meetings. Packers go on to win Super Bowl XXXI
November 23, 1997 Green Bay Packers 45–17 Cowboys 13–11 Packers go on to lose Super Bowl XXXII
November 14, 1999 Dallas Cowboys 27–13 Cowboys 14–11
October 24, 2004 Green Bay Packers 41–20 Cowboys 14–12
November 29, 2007 Dallas Cowboys 37–27 Cowboys 15–12
September 21, 2008 Green Bay Cowboys 27–16 Cowboys 16–12 Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers' first start in the rivalry, and the Cowboys' first ever win at Lambeau Field.
November 15, 2009 Green Bay Packers 17–7 Cowboys 16–13
November 6, 2010 Green Bay Packers 45–7 Cowboys 16–14 Packers go on to win Super Bowl XLV
December 15, 2013 Dallas Packers 37–36 Cowboys 16–15
January 11, 2015 Green Bay Packers 26–21 Tie 16–16 NFC Divisional Round, known as the "No Catch" game. Wide receiver Dez Bryant controversially had a 31-yard catch on fourth-and-2 overturned by referees, leading the Packers to a 26-21 win at Lambeau Field.
December 13, 2015 Green Bay Packers 28–7 Packers 17–16
October 16, 2016 Green Bay Cowboys 30–16 Tie 17–17 Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's first start in the rivalry.
January 15, 2017 Dallas Packers 34–31 Packers 18–17 NFC Divisional Round, Packers win on game-winning field goal by Mason Crosby as time expires.
October 8, 2017 Dallas Packers 35–31 Packers 19–17 Packers come back from a 21-12 halftime deficit to win 35-31 on a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to wide receiver Davante Adams with 11 seconds left on the clock.
October 6, 2019 Dallas Packers 34–24 Packers 20–17

Summary of Results[edit]

Type of Game Overall record at Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers Notes
Regular season Packers 16–13 Cowboys 8–7 Packers 9–5 The "at Green Bay Packers" column includes five games played in Milwaukee, in which the Cowboys were 3–2
Postseason Tie 4–4 Cowboys 4–2 Packers 2–0
Regular and postseason Packers 20–17 Cowboys 12–9 Packers 11–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ DawnMacelli (9 January 2017). "Packers-Cowboys: A Playoff Rivalry As Old As The Super Bowl Itself". Blogging The Boys. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Dallas-Green Bay reaches the top of NFL playoff rivalries". newsok.com. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.