Two years after he co-founded the Packers with Curly Lambeau, George Calhoun began writing a piece called The Dope Sheet, which served as the official press release and game program from 1921-24.
Honoring Calhoun, the first publicity director, the Packers are running this weekly feature as their release, which is being made available to fans exclusively on Packers.com.
A complete edition of the Dope Sheet will be available each week during the season in PDF format, located in the Packers.com Game Centers.
Here are some highlights from the Week 7 Dope Sheet:
THIS WEEK'S NOTABLE STORYLINES: The NFL's two most experienced starting quarterbacks and two of the league's most durable running backs square off in an intriguing NFC battle.
-The Cowboys look to avenge an Ice Bowl curse and win their first game at Lambeau Field. The Packers, 4-0 vs. Dallas at Lambeau, have erased deficits in three of the four contests, including that famous Dec. 31, 1967, NFL title game, when Bart Starr scored with 13 ticks left. In 1997, Dallas' last trip to Green Bay, the Packers overcame a Cowboys lead after Deion Sanders returned an interception for a touchdown.
-Venerable coach Bill Parcells faces the Packers for the first time since Green Bay defeated his Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.
-Brett Favre, 1-5 career vs. the Cowboys, faces Vinny Testaverde. Respectively, the field generals are the NFL's active leaders in touchdown passes, passing yards, attempts and completions.
-Since Ahman Green came to the Packers before the 2000 season, he ranks fourth in the NFL with 1,328 carries. Dallas' Eddie George tops the list with 1,435.
-The Packers, 0-3 this year at home, bid to restore the Green Bay dominance they held from 1992-2003. Green Bay also looks to build on momentum created last week in an emotional, 38-10 win at 3-1 Detroit.
TELEVISION: FOX Sports, with play-by-play man Dick Stockton, color analysts Troy Aikman (who incidentally was 8-1 in nine career Cowboys starts against the Packers) and Cris Collinsworth, sideline reporter Pam Oliver, producer Richie Zyontz and director Artie Kempner. Stockton is pinch-hitting for Joe Buck, who is on World Series assignments this week.
LOCAL RADIO: Milwaukee's WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 62-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and Larry McCarren (color). The broadcast also is available to NFL Field Pass subscribers on packers.com.
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One, with Dave Sims (play-by-play), Jack Ham (color) and Brian Hamilton (producer).
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys:
All-time regular season: 9-10-0
All-time, postseason: 2-4
All-time, Lambeau Field: 4-0
Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 14, 1999, Texas Stadium, Cowboys won, 27-13
Last meeting, Green Bay: Nov. 23, 1997, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 45-17
Jan. 1, 1967, Cotton Bowl ('66 NFL title) - GB, 34-27
Dec. 31, 1967, Lambeau Field ('67 NFL title) - GB, 21-17
Jan. 16, 1983, Texas Stadium ('82 NFC sec. rd.) - Dal., 37-26
Jan. 16, 1994, Texas Stadium ('93 NFC div.) - Dal., 27-17
Jan. 8, 1995, Texas Stadium ('94 NFC div.) - Dal., 35-9
Jan. 14, 1996, Texas Stadium ('95 NFC champ.) - Dal., 38-27
Mike Sherman: 47-28-0, .627, fifth NFL season, fifth with Packers
Bill Parcells: 161-116-1, .581, 17th NFL season, second with Cowboys
Head to Head: first meeting
vs. Opponent: Sherman 0-0 vs. Dallas, Parcells 4-2 vs. Green Bay
MIKE SHERMAN...Is in his fifth year as Packers head coach, and fourth as executive vice president and general manager. Sherman also:
-After Sunday, will have faced every NFC franchise. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are the only remaining NFL teams he has not met.
-Coached in his 75th NFL game Sunday, a 38-10 win at Detroit.
-Has only five career losing streaks, and one of more than two games.
-Became the last active head coach (minimum one season) to experience a three-game losing streak, on Oct. 3.
-Is now 6-0 against teams that played in the Super Bowl the previous season, including Sept. 13 at Carolina.
-Since 1970, only George Siefert, Chuck Knox and Joe Gibbs have posted a better regular-season record over their first four years as a coach.
BILL PARCELLS...Is in his second season guiding the Cowboys, the fourth NFL franchise in which he has held the reins.
-Has taken clubs to the Super Bowl three times (won XXI and XXV with the N.Y. Giants, lost XXXI to Green Bay with the Patriots).
-Among active head coaches, only San Diego's Marty Schottenheimer (173) has more career wins than Parcells (161).
-Parcells-coached teams have totaled 11 winning seasons, nine playoff berths and an 11-7 postseason record.
-In 2003, Parcells became the first coach ever to lead four franchises to the playoffs.
PACKERS VS. PARCELLS: The Packers meet Bill Parcells for the first time since defeating his Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. Green Bay against teams coached by Parcells (2-4):
Date, Opponent, Result
Jan. 26, 1997, *vs. New England Patriots, W, 35-21
Oct. 2, 1994, at New England Patriots, L, 17-16
Dec. 19, 1987, at N.Y. Giants, L, 20-10
Dec. 20, 1986, at N.Y. Giants, L, 55-24
Sept. 15, 1985, N.Y. Giants, W, 23-20
Sept. 26, 1983, at N.Y. Giants, L, 27-3
- Super Bowl XXXI, at New Orleans