IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have five Super Bowl
trophies and the "America's Team" label.
So it's easy to forget the Cowboys were once nothing more than
wannabes who kept getting turned away by Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers.
To call their early meetings a rivalry wouldn't be fair to Green
The Packers were the kings of the NFL -- and Tom Landry's
Cowboys were just another team aiming for the crown.
Fast forward to 2007.
Both teams are 10-1 and will face off tomorrow at Texas Stadium.
The rivalry moves into a third generation as Brett Favre and the
Packers prepare for Tony Romo and the Cowboys.
The winner moves a game up in the race for home-field advantage
in the playoffs and gets the tiebreaker -- making it a two-game
lead with four to play.
What it really means is this game could determine whether the
NFC championship - which could be yet another high-stakes
Dallas-Green Bay game - is played at Texas Stadium or Lambeau