Dallas Cowboys (7-4) 16, Green Bay Packers (5-6) 3
Thursday November 26th 1970 (at Dallas)
(DALLAS) - Mike Clark kicked three field goals and Dallas' Doomsday defense smothered old foe Green Bay to give the Cowboys a 16-3 Thanksgiving Day victory and snap a long-standing jinx. Bob Hayes' 13-yard touchdown scamper on an end around iced the struggle with 1:54 remaining. The victory over Green Bay was the first ever for the Cowboys in a regular season and two playoff games. It was a defensive struggle from the start of the nationally-televised game in the Cotton Bowl. Winds gusting to 35 miles an hour made passing extremely difficult. Dale Livingston kicked a 13-yard field goal to give Green Bay a 3-0 lead in the first period and the Cowboys took command. Clark made it 3-3 at halftime with a 21-yard field goal. The Packers displayed a tremendous goal line stand to keep it from being worse. Ray Nitschke stopped Cowboy runners twice at the goal line to turn the ball over to the Packers in the first period. Clark kicked 12 and 15 yard field goals in the fourth quarter as the Cowboy defense refused to allow Bart Starr breathing room. A blocked punt by Rudy Keuchenberg gave the Packers a good shot from the Cowboy 37 in the third period. Cowboy LB Chuck Howley stopped Starr cold with a loss of 14 yards when the 15-year veteran went for the bomb on first down. That killed that try. Rookie FS Charlie Waters picked off a Starr pass deep in the fouth period to set up Hayes' scamper.
GREEN BAY -  3  0  0  0 -  3
DALLAS    -  0  3  0 13 - 16
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                    9            15
Rush-yards-TDs           28-78-0      39-151-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   9-21-83-0-1 12-20-201-0-0
Sacked-yards                4-32           0-0
Net pass yards                51           201
Total yards                  129           352
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             8-67          5-64
SCORING
1st - GB - Livingston, 19-yard field GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DAL - Mike Clark, 21-yard field goal TIED 3-3
4th - DAL - Clark, 12-yard field goal DALLAS 6-3
4th - DAL - Clark, 15-yard field goal DALLAS 9-3
4th - DAL - Bob Hayes, 13-yard run (Clark kick) DALLAS 16-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 16-37, Bart Starr 3-21, Jim Grabowski 7-19, Travis Williams 2-1
DALLAS - Duane Thomas 16-63, Walt Garrison 14-57, Bob Hayes 1-13 1 TD, Lance Rentzel 1-11, Dan Reeves 5-4, Craig Morton 2-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 21-9-83 1 INT
DALLAS - Craig Morton 20-12-201
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 4-43, Travis Williams 2-7, Carroll Dale 1-15, Jack Clancy 1-12, Jim Grabowski  1-6
DALLAS - Bob Hayes 4-105, Dan Reeves 3-56, Walt Garrison 3-17, Lance Rentzel 1-24, Duane Thomas 1-(-1)