The Ice Bowl: The Cowboys Visit the Frozen Tundra

The Cowboys were looking for revenge when they visited Lambeau Field for the 1967 NFL Championship Game (the rough equivalent of today’s conference championships).  They had lost in the previous year’s edition to the same Packers, that time in Dallas, and they wanted payback. Conditions would be a bit different, however, as it would be the coldest game in NFL history, with a game time temperature of -17 and wind chills below -50. The famous “frozen tundra” was quite literally frozen and had a layer of ice to boot. The game would be would be thrilling and close despite the conditions. A legendary Green Bay drive in the final minutes, capped by a Bart Starr QB sneak into the end zone, proving the difference. The win would prove be the final championship of the Vince Lombardi era. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel goes all out in a 50-year oral history of a game that will forever live in NFL lore.

The Ice Bowl, 50 years later: An oral history of the Packers-Cowboys 1967 NFL Championship Game, 12.31.17