Green Bay Packers (1-4) 19, Dallas Cowboys (4-1) 17
Sunday October 19th 1975 (at Dallas)
(DALLAS) - Bart Starr no longer wears pads and a helmet, but the new Green Bay coach can still work his black magic on the Cowboys. The Packers, apparently on the way to their fifth consecutive loss under Starr, stung the previously unbeaten Dallas Cowboys in the final two minutes on a 26-yard touchdown pass from John Hadl to Rich McGeorge. The 19-17 victory lifted the Packers out of the doldrums of their worst start since 1922. Starr, who beat Dallas seven out of eight times as a quarterback, has suffered during his "fresh start with Bart" rookie season. But a Dallas fumble of a punt and Hadl's touchdown pass with 1:52 left to play finally put Starr in the win column. Rookie Steve Luke gave the Packers the opportunity to win when he recovered Golden Richards' fumble of a punt at the Dallas 31. Hadl ran five yards and on the next play found McGeorge alone in the Dallas secondary. McGeorge outraced Cowboy LB Lee Roy Jordan to the flag for the touchown. Dallas had apparently clinched the game on Tony Fritsch's 24-yard field goal which put the Packers behind 17-9. Joe Danelo's 29-yard field goal brought the Packers to within 17-12 with 9:38 left to play. Green Bay beat back a desperate last-second drive with DB Perry Smith breaking up a pass on fourth down and eight at the Dallas 44 to secure the victory with 57 seconds left. Green Bay jumped to a 3-0 first-period lead on Danelo's 24-yard field goal. Dallas stormed back behind the running Preston Pearson and Robert Newhouse to take a 7-3 lead. Pearson returned the second half kickoff 42 yards and dashed 32 yards to set up Newhouse's one-yard scoring run. Willard Harrell's 26-yard touchdown got the Packers back in the game and leading 9-7. Dallas went 73 yards in 10 plays to regain the lead 14-9 on Doug Dennison's three-yard touchdown bolt up the middle. Jordan recovered Harrrel's fumble on the Green Bay 11 to put Dallas in position for Fritsch's 24-yard field goal with 12:36 left.
GREEN BAY -  3  0  6 10 - 19
DALLAS    -  0  0 14  3 - 17
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   14            20
Rush-yards-TDs          32-142-1      38-206-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-28-174-1-2 16-31-201-0-1
Sacked-yards                3-25          4-33
Net pass yards               149           168
Total yards                  291           374
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           4-4
Turnovers                      3             5
Penalties-yards             6-47          4-34
SCORING
1st - GB - Danelo, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
3rd - DALL - Robert Newhouse, 1-yard run (Toni Fritsch kick) DALLAS 7-3
3rd - GB - Harrell, 26-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 9-7
3rd - DALL - Doug Dennison, 3-yard run (Fritsch kick) DALLAS 14-9
4th - DALL - Fritsch, 24-yard field goal DALLAS 17-9
4th - GB - Danelo, 29-yard field goal DALLAS 17-12
4th - GB - McGeorge, 26-yard pass from Hadl (Danelo kick) GREEN BAY 19-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 10-48 1 TD, John Brockington 12-45, Steve Odom 1-23, John Hadl 5-12, Eric Torkelson 3-11, Barty Smith 1-3
DALLAS - Preston Pearson 15-101, Robert Newhouse 17-92 1 TD, Doug Dennison 5-9 1 TD, Golden Richards 1-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 28-15-174 1 TD 2 INT
DALLAS - Roger Staubach 31-16-201 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ken Payne 7-81, Rich McGeorge 4-80 1 TD, Willard Harrell 2-5, Barty Smith 1-6, John Brockington 1-2
DALLAS - Drew Pearson 5-69, Golden Richards 3-44, Jean Fugett 3-28, Robert Newhouse 2-33, Preston Pearson 2-10, Bill Joe DuPree 1-17