Elusive Lambeau win awaits

The Cowboys have never won a game at Lambeau Field. The Packers have yet to win one at home this year. Something's gotta give.

Dallas and Green Bay come into their Week 7 clash with some baggage that's weighing them down.

The Packers' crusade to restore the Lambeau mystique deals with a skid dating back four weeks. The Cowboys, on the other hand, have had trouble winning in Lambeau for nearly 40 years.

The Cowboys have yet to bury the Ice Bowl ghosts. Dallas is 0-4 at Lambeau, including the legendary NFL title game on New Year's Eve, 1967. Here's a look at the Packers' short but successful history vs. Dallas in Green Bay:

Nov. 13, 1960: The Packers whip the upstart Cowboys 41-7 in front of the largest Lambeau (then still known as City Stadium) crowd of the season (32,294).

Dec. 31, 1967: Bart Starr scores on fourth down with 13 seconds left in the most famous quarterback sneak in NFL history. Dec. 24, 1989: A Christmas Eve gift to cap an improbably exciting season, the Packers beat the Cowboys 20-10 to finish 10-6. The Vikings played Grinch the next day by winning to clinch the Central Division.

Nov. 23, 1997: Mike Holmgren only beat the Cowboys once, but his reigning Super Bowl champion Packers did it in style with this 45-17 whipping of visiting Dallas. The game ended Green Bay's 8-game losing streak vs. the Cowboys dating back to 1991. None of those games were played in Lambeau.

Other storylines are personal. Brett Favre has a 1-5 career record vs. the Cowboys. Only the Metrodome has given him as much trouble as the 'Boys. Meanwhile, the last time Dallas coach Bill Parcells stood across the field from the Packers was Jan. 26, 1997 in the Louisiana Superdome for Super Bowl XXXI, when his Patriots fell victim to Green Bay's road to the championship.

If Favre and company get off to a rocky start, consider this: In three of their four wins here over the Cowboys, Green Bay came from behind for the victory with the Ice Bowl as the most famous and obvious example. So keep those eyes trained on the South end zone. You never know what ghosts may still be hanging around.


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