The Packers Week 10 Game with the Cowboys Will Be a Lot of Fun

As the 2022 NFL schedule slowly gets leaked out in anticipation of Thursday night’s full reveal, Packers fans learned on Wednesday of a much-anticipated game coming up later this season.

The NFL has announced that the Packers will host the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field in Week 10 on November 13 at 3:25 CT and the game will be televised as the doubleheader game that day by Fox.

Anytime the Packers and Cowboys meet is fun. These two teams seemingly always have a little extra on the line when they get together and battle on the football field and this year will be no exception.

The rivalry dates to 1960 when the Cowboys first entered the NFL. They made their first trip to Green Bay in Week 7 of that season when the Packers crushed them 41-7. The rivalry had extra juice because Vince Lombardi was coaching the Packers while Tom Landry was the head man in Dallas. The two future Hall of Fame coaches were both assistants together with the New York Giants in the 1950s with Lombardi running the Giants offense while Landry ran the defense.

The Packers and Cowboys met in back-to-back NFL Championship Games in 1966 and 1967. The Packers won the first game in Dallas behind an outstanding passing performance by Bart Starr and a dramatic interception in the end zone late in the game by Tom Brown that helped the Packers hold on for a 34-27 win and a berth in Super Bowl I.

A year later, the Packers beat the Cowboys 21-17 in the Ice Bowl, the coldest day in NFL Championship history. With the temperature at minus-13 degrees and the wind chill at more than 40 below, Bart Starr scored on a quarterback sneak in the final seconds to give the Packers their third straight NFL title and a berth in Super Bowl II.

There were more dramatic moments between the teams over the years. Bart Starr won his first game as Packers head coach in Dallas in 1975. Unfortunately for the Packers, the win came in Week 5. Rich McGeorge scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard pass from John Hadl.

In the 1990s, the Cowboys beat the Packers five straight times in the regular season and three more times in the playoffs including the 1995 NFC Championship Game. The last seven of those eight meetings were all in Dallas.

The Packers have won the last two playoff meetings between the teams including the dramatic 34-31 win in Dallas in the 2016 playoffs that saw three 50-plus-yard field goals kicked in the final 1:33 of the game including Mason Crosby’s game-winner as time expired.

Overall, the Packers have won eight of the last nine meetings between the teams including two playoff games. The Cowboys have not visited Green Bay since 2016 which is also the only time the Cowboys have beaten the Packers since 2008.

This game is a matchup between two division winners from a year ago which usually makes for a good game. But adding to it is the return of former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy who will be facing the Packers for the first time since he was fired late in the 2018 season.

While the Packers struggled in McCarthy’s final two seasons with the Packers, he had an impressive run on the Packers sidelines. The Pack went 125-77-2 in 13 seasons under McCarthy for a .618 regular-season winning percentage. The Packers made the playoffs nine times under his leadership including eight seasons in a row from 2009-2016. And of course, the Packers last Super Bowl win came under McCarthy’s leadership after the 2010 season.

The fact that McCarthy and Rodgers allegedly had some friction between them late in the coach’s tenure with the Packers only adds more spice to the Week 10 contest as they meet for the first time since McCarthy left the Packers.

The last time a coach who led the Packers to a Super Bowl title returned to Green Bay happened in Week 8 of the 1999 season when Mike Holmgren returned to Green Bay as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle got the best of Ray Rhodes’ team that day, beating the Packers 27-7 in a game Brett Favre threw four interceptions.

Of course, the Packers got revenge on Holmgren and the Seahawks, beating them 35-13 during the regular season and then 33-27 in the playoffs on Al Harris’ dramatic overtime interception return in 2003.

The stage is set for an interesting game in Week 10 when the Cowboys come to town. The game will have rivalry, revenge and probably playoff implications for one if not both teams. Bring it on!

You can follow Gil Martin on Twitter @GilPackers

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

May 12, 2022 at 12:51 pm

I hope the Lambeau crowd extends MM the respect and courtesy he deserves when he comes there on Nov 13th.

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Johnblood27's picture

May 12, 2022 at 02:34 pm

I also hope the Lambeau crowd cheers MM mightily as he walks off a LOSER!!!

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Gee's picture

May 12, 2022 at 03:34 pm

If the season doesn't go well for the cowboys, a week 10 loss to the Packers could be MM last game as coach. Jerry wants a SB run bad and a certain Mr. Payton, is out there, just waiting for his next pay day.

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greengold's picture

May 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm

The quest is to beat EVERYBODY in front of us this season, and that includes the Cowboys.

Running the table is a dream, but, a man can dream. DREAM BIG.

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BirdDogUni's picture

May 12, 2022 at 01:15 pm

Looking at our opponents, I can see 13 - 4 regular season record. I know we play the Cowboys week 10 and we're playing the Dolphins on Christmas Day, but I wonder if the Pack will play on Thanksgiving this year? (Coincidentally, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving again this year, so a win against duh bares or Lions would the perfect Birthday Present.) Just saying.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

May 12, 2022 at 11:49 pm

I hope your B-day is an awesome one whether it involves the Pack or not (I can't remember their schedule...oh boy, the noggin is a slipping already). I love Thanksgiving and will lift my glass and salute the B-dog on his B-day! 👌👍

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Johnblood27's picture

May 12, 2022 at 02:35 pm

I still have the pony dream...

...as I toil through the 7th decade of my life...

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Pantz_Burp's picture

May 12, 2022 at 11:44 pm

J-blood, keep on keeping on and you got energy that rivals the sun. Keep on a shining big guy.💪👌✌️

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ricky's picture

May 13, 2022 at 12:21 am

Yes, the Packers did beat the Cowboys in 1967. But the Brown interception was made possible because Dave Robinson was draped all over "Dandy" Don Meredith, who threw a desperation lob just before going down. Great game. And the Ice Bowl? Best ending to a football game ever. Those were the days.

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