1967 Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys remained a power house in the NFL in 1967. Their record slipped a bit to 9-5 but still enough to win their division. The NFL split into 4 divisions from the Previous 2 and the Cowboys were now in the Capital Division with the Eagles, Redskins and The Expansion team New Orleans Saints.

The Cowboys started out strong by winning 5 of their first 6 games but the were inconsistant the rest of the season loosing 5 and winning only 4 including loosing 2 of their final 3. The Cowboys offense and defense were both ranked 6th in the NFL. The Cowboys offense was led by Pro Bowl QB Don Meredith, RB Don Perkins and WR Bob Hayes as well as Tackle Ralph Neely who was also 1st Team All Pro. The Cowboys defense was led by Pro Bowlers Bob Lilly who was also 1st Team All Pro, Mel Renfro, Cornell Green who was also 1st Team All Pro, Lee Roy Jordan, George Andrie and Chuck Howley who was also 1st Team All Pro.

The Cowboys once again made the NFL Playoffs but in the new 4 division NFL, they had to play 2 games before reaching the Super Bowl. The Cowboys played their best game of the year vs the Cleveland Browns in the first round thumping the Browns at the Cotton Bowl 52-14.  Once again the Cowboys faced the Green Bay Packers for the right to represent the NFL in the Super Bowl. This time the game was played in Green Bay. The temperatures dropped dramitically the night before the game and the game was played in -13 degrees. Despite the temperatures the Cowboys were in position to win the game leading 17-14 with only 13 seconds left in the game. The Packers had moved the ball down the field on their final drive to the 1 yard line and Bart Starr ran a QB sneak to win the game for the Packers 21-17. Once again the Cowboys were left at the doorstep of a championship. This game has been reveered by the NFL and has become fondly known as the ICE BOWL.

The Cowboys drafted Hall of Fame Tackle Rayfield Wright in the 7th round of the 1967 NFL Draft. However they drafted him as a Tight End but later moved him to his Tackle Position. No other draftees from this season made any impact for the Cowboys but there was one notable drafted player, Pat Riley from Kentucky was drafted in the  11th round however Pat went on to play in the NBA and lead the Los Angeles Lakers to 4 NBA Titles in the 1980s.

1967 Dallas Cowboy draft picks

Rnd Pos College/Univ
3 Phil Clark DB Northwestern
4 Curtis Marker G Northern Michigan
6 Sims Stokes WR Northern Arizona
7 Rayfield Wright HOF T Fort Valley St.
8 Steve Laub QB Illinois Wesleyan
9 Byron Morgan DB Findlay
10 Eugene Bowen HB Tennessee St.
11 Pat Riley FL Kentucky
12 Harold Deters K North Carolina St.
13 Al Kerkian DE Akron
14 Tommy Boyd G Tarleton St.
15 Leavie Davis DB Edward Waters
16 Paul Brothers QB Oregon St.
17 George Adams LB Morehead St.
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/14/2012.

1967 Dallas Cowboys schedule and results

Score
Week Date Opp Tm Opp
1 September 17 W Cleveland Browns 21 14
2 September 24 W New York Giants 38 24
3 October 1 L Los Angeles Rams 13 35
4 October 8 W Washington Redskins 17 14
5 October 15 W New Orleans Saints 14 10
6 October 22 W Pittsburgh Steelers 24 21
7 October 29 L Philadelphia Eagles 14 21
8 November 5 W Atlanta Falcons 37 7
9 November 12 W New Orleans Saints 27 10
10 November 19 L Washington Redskins 20 27
11 November 23 W St. Louis Cardinals 46 21
12 December 3 L Baltimore Colts 17 23
13 December 10 W Philadelphia Eagles 38 17
14 December 16 L San Francisco 49ers 16 24
Playoffs
Division December 24 W Cleveland Browns 52 14
ConfChamp December 31 L Green Bay Packers 17 21
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/14/2012.
1967 Dallas Cowboys
No. Pos G GS College/Univ
66 George Andrie* DE 14 0 Marquette
46 Craig Baynham HB 14 0 Georgia Tech
68 Jim Boeke T 14 0 Heidelberg
37 Phil Clark DB 11 0 Northwestern
82 Frank Clarke E 14 0 Colorado
53 Mike Connelly C-G-T 14 14 Washington St.,Utah St.
45 Dick Daniels DB 14 0 Pacific (OR)
83 Harold Deters K 3 0 North Carolina St.
62 Leon Donohue G-T 14 0 San Jose St.
79 Ron East DT-DE 14 0 Montana St.,Oregon St.
52 Dave Edwards LB 14 0 Auburn
27 Mike Gaechter DB 14 0 Oregon
32 Walt Garrison RB 13 0 Oklahoma St.
35 Pete Gent FL-WR 7 0 Michigan St.
34 Cornell Green*+ DB 14 0 Utah St.
22 Bob Hayes* SE-WR 13 0 Florida A&M
56 Harold Hays LB 14 0 Southern Miss
54 Chuck Howley*+ LB 14 0 West Virginia
23 Mike Johnson DB 14 0 Kansas
55 Lee Roy Jordan* LB 14 0 Alabama
74 Bob Lilly*+ DT-DE 14 0 TCU
72 Tony Liscio T-G 14 0 Tulsa
17 Don Meredith* QB 11 11 SMU
14 Craig Morton QB 9 3 California
73 Ralph Neely*+ T-G 14 0 Oklahoma
76 John Niland G 14 0 Iowa
84 Pettis Norman TE-SE 14 0 Johnson C. Smith
43 Don Perkins* FB-HB 14 0 New Mexico
75 Jethro Pugh DT-DE 14 0 Elizabeth City St.
30 Dan Reeves RB 14 0 South Carolina
20 Mel Renfro* DB-RB 9 8 Oregon
19 Lance Rentzel WR-FL 14 0 Oklahoma
13 Jerry Rhome QB 14 0 SMU,Tulsa
25 Les Shy RB 13 0 Long Beach St.
77 Larry Stephens DE-DT 9 0 Texas
31 Sims Stokes WR 3 0 Kansas,Northern Arizona
71 Willie Townes DE-DT 14 13 Indiana,Tulsa
11 Danny Villanueva K 14 0 New Mexico St.
57 Malcolm Walker C-T 14 0 Rice
65 John Wilbur G-DE 14 0 Stanford
85 Rayfield Wright T-TE 10 0 Fort Valley St.
Team Total 14
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/14/2012.