Dallas Cowboys (7-4) 42, Green Bay Packers (7-4) 14
Sunday November 12th 1978 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Tony Dorsett rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, Robert Newhouse added 101 yards rushing and two touchdowns and Roger Staubach passed to Billy Joe DuPree for two more scores, powering the Cowboys over Green Bay in Milwaukee. Staubach, who left the game after being shaken up late in the third quarter, completed 20 of 31 passes for 200 yards as the Cowboys, 7-4, stayed one game behind first-place Washington in the NFC East. The Packers, 7-4, fell into a first-place tie with Minnesota in the NFC Central with their third defeat in four games. The Cowboys rushed for a club-record 313 yards, surpassing the mark of 286 set against Philadelphia Nov. 18,1973. The Packers took a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard run by Barty Smith after Mike Douglass recovered a punt fumbled by Dallas' Butch Johnson at the Cowboy 15. However, the Cowboys tied the game late in the first period on a 14-yard touchdown run by Newhouse which capped a 99-yard, 17-play drive. An offsides penalty against the Packers on fourth and 2 at the Green Bay 47 sustained the march. Dorsett scored from 9 yards out 2:02 into the second period to cap a 47-yard drive and the Cowboys led 14-7. They drove 59 yards in eight plays on their next series, with Staubach passing 8 yards to DuPree for another touchdown. Newhouse scored from 3 yards out on Dallas' first series of the second half. A 21-yard Staubach to Tony Hill pass sparked the drive. Staubach threw an 18-yard scoring pass to DuPree late in the third quarter and Dorsett raced 33 yards for another touchdown for a 42-7 Dallas lead early in the final period
DALLAS    -  7 14 14  7 - 42
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  7 - 14
                          DALLAS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   32             9
Rush-yards-TDs          58-313-4       17-66-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-34-234-2-0   7-26-88-1-2
Sacked-yards                2-10          3-12
Net pass yards               224            76
Total yards                  537           142
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           1-1
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             9-80          6-41
SCORING
1st - GB - Smith, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - DALL - Robert Newhouse, 14-yard run (Rafael Septien kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - DALL - Tony Dorsett, 9-yard run (Septien kick) DALLAS 14-7
2nd - DALL - Billy Joe DuPree, 8-yd pass from Roger Staubach (Septien kick) DALLAS 21-7
3rd - DALL - Newhouse, 3-yard run (Septien kick) DALLAS 28-7
3rd - DALL - DuPree, 18-yard pass from Staubach (Septien kick) DALLAS 35-7
4th - DALL - Dorsett, 33-yard run (Septien kick) DALLAS 42-7
4th - GB - Odom, 18-yard pass from Douglass (Marcol kick) DALLAS 42-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 9-29, Bobby Douglass 1-17, Jim Culbreath 3-14, Barty Smith 3-6 1 TD, Dennis Sproul 1-0
DALLAS - Tony Dorsett 23-149 2 TD, Robert Newhouse 18-101 2 TD, Scott Laidlaw 6-33, Alois Blackwell 6-29, Roger Staubach 1-3, Danny White 1-0, Larry Brinson 3-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 16-3-31 1 INT, Dennis Sproul 5-1-16, Bobby Douglass 5-3-41 1 TD 1 INT
DALLAS - Roger Staubach 31-19-200 2 TD, Danny White 3-2-34
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Rich McGeorge 3-41, Steve Odom 1-18 1 TD, James Lofton 1-12, Aundra Thompson 1-11, Terdell Middleton 1-6
DALLAS - Preston Pearson 5-35, Butch Johnson 4-56, Robert Newhouse 4-37, Drew Pearson 3-29, Tony Hill 2-35, Billy Joe DuPree 2-26 2 TD, Tony Dorsett 1-16