Packers-Cowboys press box notes

Posted by packers.com on December 15, 2013 – 12:25 pm

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– Green Bay (6-6-1) will take on the Dallas Cowboys (7-6) today at AT&T Stadium, the first meeting between the clubs at Dallas since a Week 13 matchup in 2007 at Texas Stadium.

– The Packers are currently third in the NFC North after improving to 6-6-1 on the season with a 22-21 win over Atlanta at Lambeau Field last Sunday. Green Bay trails the Detroit Lions (7-6) and the Chicago Bears (7-6) with three games remaining.

– Including today’s game, the last seven meetings between the Packers and Cowboys (1999, 2004, 2007-10) have been either a late-afternoon tilt or a prime-time matchup.

– This will be the first meeting between the teams since a Week 9 matchup in 2010 at Lambeau Field, a 45-7 Green Bay win. The Packers have won the last two games against the Cowboys (2009-10).

– The 2010 contest capped off a stretch of four straight seasons (2007-10) where the Packers and Cowboys met.

– Today will mark the Packers’ first game against the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, which opened in 2009. Green Bay played the Pittsburgh Steelers at the stadium in Super Bowl XLV, then known as Cowboys Stadium, on Feb. 6, 2011.

– This will be only the third visit to Dallas for the Packers over the past 17 seasons (1997-2013). Green Bay will be looking to win its first game in Dallas against the Cowboys since a 20-10 win at Texas Stadium on Christmas Eve in 1989.

– That 1989 contest is the only other regular-season meeting between the clubs in Dallas in December/January.

– The Packers and Cowboys represent two of the proudest and most successful clubs in the NFL. The teams have combined for 18 NFL championships (Green Bay 13, Dallas 5) and nine Super Bowl titles (Green Bay 4, Dallas 5).

– Green Bay topped the Cowboys, 34-27, in the 1966 NFL Championship in Dallas on its way to winning Super Bowl I vs. Kansas City.

– After Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry turned it into one of the league’s great rivalries, the Packers-Cowboys series reached another peak in the 1990s with some memorable playoff battles.

– Though the Cowboys have won 11 of the last 15 overall meetings, the all-time regular-season series is deadlocked at 12-12.

– Since 2009, the Packers have a 16-5 (.762) overall record in December/January, which ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (19-3, .864).

– Green Bay enters today’s game with a 34-12-1 record over their last 47 regular-season games, a .734 winning percentage that is tied for No. 2 in the NFL over that span (with San Francisco, 34-12-1) behind only New England (37-10, .787).
WEARING THE STRIPES

– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Walt Coleman (65), umpire Roy Ellison (81), head linesman Jerry Bergman (91), line judge Rusty Baynes (59), field judge Greg Gautreaux (80), side judge Rick Patterson (15) and back judge Greg Yette (38).


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