Dallas Records the only Interconference Win for the Eastern Division in 1965.

Of the 14 Inter conference games in 1965, the East won just one game.  In mid-season,  the Dallas Cowboys defeated the San Francisco Forty-Niners 39 to 31.  San Francisco gained  411 yards to just 242 yards for the Cowboys.  It was a combination of big defensive plays and special teams.  Dallas had only nine first downs.

For San Francisco-George Mira completed 14 of 30 passes for 274 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Ken Willard carried 25 times for 91 yards.  Dave Parks caught six passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

For Dallas-Don Meredith completed 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions.  Bob Hayes caught four passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.  There were the following:

—Defensive Tackle Bob Lilley intercepted one pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown.

—Mel Renfro  returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.

—George Andre recovered a fumble in the End Zone for a touchdown.

Cowboys 39 49ers 31.

 

 

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LaGarette Blount & Nick Foles

Losing the subject player after the 2017 season really hurt this past year.  Blount was a good power runner who had a nose for the End Zone.   He also was good in short yardage situations where two or three yards could get a first down and establish ball control.    If I had to pick the player the Eagles missed the most LGB would be that guy.   Blount playing  against Tennessee,  Minnesota, and Carolina might have turned these games into victory.  The line between winning and losing is often so close that it takes a scientific instrument to tell the difference.  LaGarette Blount might have supplied the difference for a 12-4 record all the way to the Super Bowl.

Now we are faced with a similar situation with Nick Foles.  The fans love Foles for his play in 2017.  A good back up quarterback is essential for a team to win.