Dallas vs. Green Bay, January 8, 1995
Green Bay Packers 9
Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman led his team to victory by completing 23 out of 30 passes for 337 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wide receiver Alvin Harper caught 2 passes for 108 yards, including a 94 yard touchdown reception that broke the NFL playoff record for the longest play from scrimmage. Wide receiver Michael Irvin recorded 6 receptions for 111 yards. Tight end Scott Galbraith scored on a 1-yard catch and tight end Jay Novacek added 11 catches for 104 yards. Dallas running back Emmitt Smith recorded a 5-yard touchdown, while running back Blair Thomas scored from 1 yard and 2 yards out. For the Packers, kicker Chris Jacke made a 50-yard field goal while running back Edgar Bennett scored on a 1-yard touchdown. Receiver Robert Brooks caught 8 passes for 138 yards.
The Packers couldn’t overcome a 28-9 halftime deficit, and despite 327 yards of total offense fell to Dallas’ arsenal of offensive superstars in the NFC semifinals.
Trailing only 7-3 in the first quarter, the Packers pinned Dallas deep in its own territory. But Troy Aikman then connected with Alvin Harper on an NFL playoff-record 94-yard touchdown pass. Aikman threw for 337 yards, and three Dallas receivers — Michael Irvin (111), Harper (108) and Jay Novacek (104) — had 100-yard days. Dallas backup Blair Thomas rushed for 70 yards and two scores after replacing Emmitt Smith, who left in the first quarter after aggravating a hamstring injury.