Green Bay Packers (2-1) 16, Dallas Cowboys (2-1) 13
Sunday October 1st 1972 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Green Bay Packers, cashing in on Dallas mistakes, combined three field goals by Chester Marcol and hard running by John Brockington for a 16-13 upset of the defending National Football League champion Cowboys. Interceptions by Al Matthews set up two of Marcol's field goals, including the decisive 22-yarder with four minutes gone in the fourth quarter as the crippled Packers snapped the Cowboys' 12-game winning streak. Marcol's other field goals were of 44 and 26 yards and Brockington carried 26 times for 91 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The Cowboys' last chance was foiled when Walt Garrison was stacked up for no gain on fourth and one at the Packer 40 with 3:25 left. A 52-yard punt by Ron Widby put the Cowboys deep in the hole and Willie Buchanon intercepted a desperation pass by Craig Morton, returning it 26 yards to the two. Time ran out before Green Bay could score again.
DALLAS    -  3  3  7  0 - 13
GREEN BAY -  3  7  3  3 - 16
                          DALLAS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            11
Rush-yards-TDs          32-138-1      40-124-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-29-169-0-3   4-18-53-0-0
Sacked-yards                4-38           1-9
Net pass yards               131            44
Total yards                  269           168
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           0-0
Turnovers                      5             0
Penalties-yards             2-19           1-5
SCORING
1st - DAL - Toni Fritsch, 46-yard field goal DALLAS 3-0
1st - GB - Marcol, 44-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Brockington, 2-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - DAL - Fritsch, 9-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-6
3rd - DAL - Walt Garrison, 10-yard run (Fritsch kick) DALLAS 13-10
3rd - GB - Marcol, 26-yard field goal TIED 13-13
4th - GB - Marcol, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 26-91 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 12-33, Scott Hunter 2-0
DALLAS - Calvin Hill 18-87, Walt Garrison 14-51 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 17-4-53, Jon Staggers 1-0-0
DALLAS - Craig Morton 29-16-169 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Leland Glass 2-31, Carroll Dale 1-14, MacArthur Lane 1-8
DALLAS - Lance Alworth 4-55, Walt Garrison 4-10, Bob Hayes 3-72, Calvin Hill 3-18, Mike Ditka 1-8, Billy Truax 1-6