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Posted: January 29, 1996

Super Bowl XXX
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17

SuperBowl.com wire reports

Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Arizona
January 28, 1996
Attendance: 76,347
MVP: Larry Brown, CB, Dallas

SCORING
  1 2 3 4 OT T
Dallas 10 3 7 7   27
Pittsburgh 0 7 0 10   17
1st Quarter
DAL FG Boniol 42, 2:55
DAL Novacek 3 pass from Aikman (Boniol kick), 9:37
2nd Quarter
DAL FG Boniol 35, 8:57
PIT Thigpen 6 pass from O'Donnell (N. Johnson kick), 14:47
3rd Quarter
DAL E. Smith 1 run (Boniol kick), 8:18
4th Quarter
PIT FG N. Johnson 46, 3:40
PIT Morris 1 run (N. Johnson kick), 8:24
DAL E. Smith 4 run (Boniol kick), 11:17
DALLAS COWBOYS
Total First Downs 15
Rushing 5
Passing 10
Penalty 0
Total Net Yardage 254
Total Offensive Plays 50
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 5.1
Rushes 25
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 56
Average Yards per Rush 2.2
Passes Attempted 23
Passes Completed 15
Had Intercepted 0
Tackled Attempting to Pass 2
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 11
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 198
Punts 5
Average Distance 38.2
Punt Returns 1
Punt Return Yardage 11
Kickoff Returns 3
Kickoff Return Yardage 37
Interception Return Yardage 77
Fumbles 0
Own Fumbles Recovered 0
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 4
Yards Penalized 25
Total Points Scored 27
Touchdowns 3
Rushing 2
Passing 1
Returns 0
Extra Points 3
Field Goals 2
Fields Goals Attempted 2
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 2/10
Fourth-Down Efficiency 1/1
Time of Possession 26:11
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Total First Downs 25
Rushing 9
Passing 15
Penalty 1
Total Net Yardage 310
Total Offensive Plays 84
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 3.7
Rushes 31
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 103
Average Yards per Rush 3.3
Passes Attempted 49
Passes Completed 28
Had Intercepted 3
Tackled Attempting to Pass 4
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 32
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 207
Punts 4
Average Distance 44.8
Punt Returns 2
Punt Return Yardage 18
Kickoff Returns 5
Kickoff Return Yardage 96
Interception Return Yardage 0
Fumbles 2
Own Fumbles Recovered 2
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 2
Yards Penalized 15
Total Points Scored 17
Touchdowns 2
Rushing 1
Passing 1
Returns 0
Extra Points 2
Field Goals 1
Fields Goals Attempted 1
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 9/19
Fourth-Down Efficiency 2/4
Time of Possession 33:49
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Aikman 15/23 209 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
E. Smith 18 49 2 23
Johnston 2 8 0 4
K. Williams 1 2 0 2
Aikman 4 -3 0 0
 
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Irvin 5 76 0 20
Novacek 5 50 1 19
K. Williams 2 29 0 22
Sanders 1 47 0 47
Johnston 1 4 0 4
E. Smith 1 3 0 3
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
Brown 2 77 44 0
Marion 1 0 0 0
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Jett 5 38.2 51 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Sanders 1/0 11 11 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
K. Williams 2 24 18 0
Marion 1 13 13 0
Offense
Player Pos
Kennard, Derek C
Allen, Larry G
Newton, Nate G
Tuinei, Mark T
Williams, Erik T
Novacek, Jay TE
Irvin, Michael WR
Williams, Kevin WR
Smith, Emmitt RB
Johnston, Daryl FB
Aikman, Troy QB
Defense
Player Pos
Lett, Leon DT
Maryland, Russell DT
Haley, Charles DE
Tolbert, Tony DE
Edwards, Dixon OLB
Smith, Darrin OLB
Jones, Robert MLB
Brown, Larry CB
Sanders, Deion CB
Marion, Brock FS
Woodson, Darren SS
Substitutes
Player
Bailey, Robert
Bates, Bill
Bjornson, Eric
Boniol, Chris
Brice, Alundis
Briggs, Greg
Carver, Shante
Case, Scott
Davis, Billy
Fleming, Cory
Hellestrae, Dale
Hennings, Chad
Jett, John
Lang, David
McCormack, Hurvin
Myles, Godfrey
Schwantz, Jim
Stone, Ron
Watkins, Kendell
Williams, Charlie
 
 
Did Not Play
Player
Hegamin, George
Williams, Sherman
Wilson, Wade
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
O'Donnell 28/49 239 1 3
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Morris 19 73 1 15
Pegram 6 15 0 4
Stewart 4 15 0 7
O'Donnell 1 0 0 0
J. Williams 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Hastings 10 98 0 19
Mills 8 78 0 17
Thigpen 3 19 1 7
Morris 3 18 0 10
Holliday 2 19 0 10
J. Williams 2 7 0 5
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
None -- -- -- --
 
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Stark 4 44.8 55 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Hastings 2/0 18 11 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Mills 4 79 22 0
McAfee 1 17 17 0
Offense
Player Pos
Dawson, Dermontti C
Newberry, Tom G
Stai, Brenden G
Jackson, John T
Searcy, Leon T
Bruener, Mark TE
Mills, Ernie WR
Thigpen, Yancey WR
Pegram, Erric RB
Williams, John L. RB
O'Donnell, Neil QB
Defense
Player Pos
Steed, Joel NT
Buckner, Brentson DE
Seals, Ray DE
Greene, Kevin OLB
Lloyd, Greg OLB
Brown, Chad ILB
Kirkland, Levon ILB
Lake, Carnell CB
Williams, Willie CB
Perry, Darren FS
Bell, Myron SS
Substitutes
Player
Figures, Deon
Flowers, Lethon
Fuller, Randy
Gammon, Kendall
Gildon, Jason
Hastings, Andre
Hayes, Jonathan
Henry, Kevin
Holliday, Corey
Johnson, Norm
Johnson, Bill
Jones, Donta
Lester, Tim
McAfee, Fred
Morris, Bam
Oldham, Chris
Olsavsky, Jerry
Parrish, James
Stark, Rohn
Stewart, Kordell
Strzelczyk, Justin
Woodson, Rod
Did Not Play
Player
Tomczak, Mike