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
|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|
|10||Eugene Bowen||HB||Tennessee St.|
|12||Harold Deters||K||North Carolina St.|
|14||Tommy Boyd||G||Tarleton St.|
|15||Leavie Davis||DB||Edward Waters|
|16||Paul Brothers||QB||Oregon St.|
|17||George Adams||LB||Morehead St.|
1967 Dallas Cowboys schedule and results
|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|
|Division||December 24||W||Cleveland Browns||52||14|
|ConfChamp||December 31||L||Green Bay Packers||17||21|