Green Bay Packers (1-0) 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 8th 1981 (at Dallas)
(DALLAS) - Lynn Dickey threw two touchdown passes to help Green Bay to a 21-point lead Saturday night and the Packers held on to defeat the Cowboys. Dickey, beginning his 11th pro season, threw a 4-yard scoring pass to fullback Steve Atkins with 15 seconds left in the opening quarter and hit Aundra Thompson with a 5-yard touchdown strike late in the first half. Eddie Lee Ivery added a two-yard scoring run in an impressive Packers' first half that saw Green Bay use up more than 18 minutes of the opening two quarters. Dickey, playing only in the first half, hit 13 of 18 passes for 196 yards. He was not intercepted.
GREEN BAY - 7 14 0 0 - 21
DALLAS - 0 7 0 10 - 17
  GREEN BAY DALLAS
First downs 26 11
Rush-yards 40-137 39-97
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-33-259-2-1 14-34-200-1-1
Yards sacked 0 28
Total Passing Yards 259 172
Total yards 396 269
Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-1
Turnovers 3 2
Yards penalized 4-36 9-55
SCORING
1st - GB - Atkins, 4-yard pass from Dickey (Skip Vernon kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Ivery, 2-yard run (Vernon kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Thompson, 5-yard pass from Dickey (Vernon kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - DAL - Doug Cosbie, 12-yd pass from Glenn Carano (Dale Castro kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
4th - DAL - Everson Walls, 15-yd blocked punt return (Steve Steinke kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
4th - DAL - Steinke, 49-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 10-42 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 13-39, Terdell Middleton 8-19, Steve Atkins 4-17, Fred Nixon 1-13, David Whitehurst 3-9, Lynn Dickey 1-(-2)
DALLAS - Tony Dorsett 6-42, James Jones 8-38, Ron Springs 4-14, Sutton 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 18-13-196 2 TD, David Whitehurst 15-7-63 1 INT
DALLAS - Danny White 12-4-26, Glenn Carano 22-10-174 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 5-51 1 TD, James Lofton 3-92, Gerry Ellis 3-15, Fred Nixon 2-34, Steve Atkins 2-21 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-18, Terdell Middleton 2-16, Calvin Perkins 1-13
DALLAS - Drew Pearson 3-49, Doug Cosbie 3-30 1 TD, James Jones 2-42, Ron Springs 2-25, Butch Johnson 1-22, Worley Taylor 1-19, Nate Lundy 1-9, Tony Dorsett 1-4