Saturday, February 23, 2008
The Cowboys Get on the Board
In the middle of the Second Quarter, Green Bay and Dallas were both doing the “one-two-three-kick” routine back and forth, with neither moving the ball much. Then, as it seems to be in big games, the “big play” changes everything. First of all, we see some Dallas players on the bench (above), down by 14 points and looking forward to the halftime warmth of the locker room.
Taking the ball over after a Dallas punt with 4:30 left to go in the First Half, quarterback Bart Starr barks out the signals at the line of scrimmage, while Cowboys’ defensive back Mel Renfro (#20) looks on.
Starr, while dropping back to pass, is chased immediately by the rush of George Andrie (#66), and Willie Townes (#71).
While being sacked by Townes, Starr fumbles...
... and the loose ball is scooped up by Andrie...
... who takes it in for a touchdown. The Cowboys, who seemed to be in a hole that they might never climb out of, now are within one score with halftime nearing.