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Posted: January 16, 1978

Super Bowl XII
Dallas 27, Denver 10

SuperBowl.com wire reports

Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 15, 1978
Attendance: 76,400
co.MVP: Randy White, DT, Dallas and Harvey
Martin
, Dallas, DE

SCORING
  1 2 3 4 OT T
Dallas 10 3 7 7   27
Denver 0 0 10 0   10
1st Quarter
DAL Dorsett 3 run (Herrera kick), 10:31
DAL FG Herrera 35, 13:29
2nd Quarter
DAL FG Herrera 43, 3:44
3rd Quarter
DEN FG Turner 47, 2:28
DAL Johnson 45 pass from Staubach (Herrera kick), 8:01
DEN Lytle 1 run (Turner kick), 9:21
4th Quarter
DAL Richards 29 pass from Newhouse (Herrera kick), 7:56
DALLAS
Total First Downs 17
Rushing 8
Passing 8
Penalty 1
Total Net Yardage 325
Total Offensive Plays 71
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 4.6
Rushes 38
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 143
Average Yards per Rush 3.8
Passes Attempted 28
Passes Completed 19
Had Intercepted 0
Tackled Attempting to Pass 5
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 35
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 182
Punts 5
Average Distance 41.6
Punt Returns 1
Punt Return Yardage 0
Kickoff Returns 3
Kickoff Return Yardage 51
Interception Return Yardage 46
Fumbles 6
Own Fumbles Recovered 4
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 4
Penalties 12
Yards Penalized 94
Total Points Scored 27
Touchdowns 3
Rushing 1
Passing 2
Returns 0
Extra Points 3
Field Goals 2
Fields Goals Attempted 5
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 5/17
Fourth-Down Efficiency 1/1
Time of Possession 38:38
DENVER
Total First Downs 11
Rushing 8
Passing 1
Penalty 2
Total Net Yardage 156
Total Offensive Plays 58
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 2.7
Rushes 29
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 121
Average Yards per Rush 4.2
Passes Attempted 25
Passes Completed 8
Had Intercepted 4
Tackled Attempting to Pass 4
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 26
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 35
Punts 4
Average Distance 38.3
Punt Returns 4
Punt Return Yardage 22
Kickoff Returns 6
Kickoff Return Yardage 173
Interception Return Yardage 0
Fumbles 4
Own Fumbles Recovered 0
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 2
Penalties 8
Yards Penalized 60
Total Points Scored 10
Touchdowns 1
Rushing 1
Passing 0
Returns 0
Extra Points 1
Field Goals 1
Fields Goals Attempted 1
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 1/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency 2/3
Time of Possession 21:22
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Stubach 17/25 183 0 1
Newhouse 1/1 29 0 1
D.white 1/2 5 0 0
Rushing No. YDS LG TD
Dorsett 15 66 19 1
Newhouse 14 55 10 0
D.White 1 13 13 0
P.Pearson 3 11 5 0
Staubach 3 6 5 0
Laidlaw 1 1 1 0
Johnson 1 -9 9 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Pearson 5 37 0 11
DuPree 4 66 0 19
Newhouse 3 -1 0 5
Johnson 2 53 1 45
Richards 2 38 1 29
Dorsett 2 11 0 15
D.Pearson 1 13 0 13
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
Washington 1 27 27 13
Kyle 1 19 19 0
Barnes 1 0 0 0
Hughes 1 0 0 0
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
D. White 5 41.6 53 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Hill 1/1 0 0 0
         
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Johnson 2 29 15 0
Brinson 1 22 22 0
         
Offense
Player Pos
Fitzgerald, John C
Rafferty, Tom G
Scott, Herbert G
Donovan, Pat T
Neely, Ralph T
DuPree, Billy Joe TE
Johnson, Butch WR
Pearson, Drew WR
Dorsett, Tony RB
Newhouse, Robert RB
Staubach, Roger QB
Defense
Player Pos
Pugh, Jethro DT
White, Randy DT
Jones, Too Tall DE
Martin, Harvey DE
Henderson, Tom OLB
Lewis, D. D. OLB
Breunig, Bob MLB
Barnes, Benny CB
Kyle, Aaron CB
Harris, Cliff FS
Waters, Charlie SS
Substitutes
Player
Brinson, Larry
Brown, Guy
Cole, Larry
Cooper, Jim
Dennison, Doug
Frederick, Andy
Gregory, Bill
Hegman, Mike
Herrera, Efren
Hill, Tony
Hughes, Randy
Huther, Bruce
Laidlaw, Scott
Lawless, Burton
Pearson, Preston
Renfro, Mel
Richards, Golden
Stalls, Dave
Washington, Mark
White, Danny
Wright, Rayfield
Did Not Play
Player
 
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Morton 4/15 39 0 4
Weese 4/10 22 0 0
         
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Lytle 10 35 1 16
Armstrong 7 27 0 18
Weese 3 26 0 10
Jensen 1 16 0 16
Keyworth 5 9 0 6
Perrin 3 8 0 4
         
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Dolbin 2 24 0 15
Odoms 2 9 0 10
Moses 1 21 0 21
Upchurch 1 9 0 9
Jensen 1 5 0 5
Upchurch 1 -7 0 7
         
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
None -- --- -- --
         
         
         
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Dilts 4 38.3 46 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
UPchurch 3/1 22 8 0
Schultz 1/0 0 0 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Upchurch 3 94 67 0
Schultz 2 62 37 0
Upchurch 1 17 17 0
Offense
Player Pos
Montler, Mike C
Glassic, Tom G
Howard, Paul G
Maurer, Andy T
Minor, Claudie T
Odoms, Riley TE
Dolbin, Jack WR
Moses, Haven WR
Armstrong, Otis RB
Keyworth, Jon RB
Morton, Craig QB
Defense
Player Pos
Carter, Rubin NT
Alzado, Lyle DE
Chavous, Barney DE
Jackson, Tom OLB
Swenson, Bob OLB
Gradishar, Randy ILB
Rizzo, Joe ILB
Foley, Steve CB
Wright, Louis CB
Jackson, Bernard FS
Thompson, William SS
Substitutes
Player
Allison, Hank
Dilts, Bucky
Egloff, Ron
Evans, Larry
Grant, John
Hyde, Glenn
Jensen, Jim D.
Lytle, Rob
Manor, Brison
Maples, Bobby
Nairne, Rob
Perrin, Lonnie
Poltl, Randy
Rich, Randy
Schultz, John
Smith, Paul
Turk, Godwin
Turner, Jim B.
Upchurch, Rick
Weese, Norris
 
Did Not Play
Player
Penrose, Craig