'They finally won': Packers fans react to overtime victory against the favored Dallas Cowboys
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Dozens of Green Bay Packers fans cheered Sunday evening as they crowded inside of Wauwatosa's Leff's Lucky Town to watch their favorite team clinch a win against the favored Dallas Cowboys.
The victory not only broke the green and gold's five-game losing streak but carried more on the line than normal, as Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy returned to his former home for the first time since being fired by the Packers four years ago.
McCarthy is the second winningest coach in Packer history, just behind Curly Lambeau.
"I'm glad to see McCarthy come back. He deserves a standing ovation. The guy has done a lot for us, and I hope he gets the credit that's due at that point," said Frank Vespalec, a lifelong fan. "I love the Packers and I bleed green and gold all the time, so I live and die by 'em."
Tom Bowe, another fan, agreed, noting that the Packers have "a great fan base."
"We have a lot of respect for our coaches, and we still have a street named after him, so we love him," Bowe said. "We all gotta relax and just win one game at a time."
Fan Benjamin Syse said Sunday's game was "the only game" he personally needed the Packers to win due to family rivalry.
"My mom and my two cousins are at the game. My two cousins are Cowboys fans and Mom's obviously a Packers fan," Syse said.
The Packers will face off next against the Titans on Thursday, Nov. 17.