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Posted: January 29, 1996

Super Bowl XXX MVP: Larry Brown wire reports

Larry Brown

The Dallas Cowboys joined the San Francisco 49ers as the only teams to win five Super Bowls, mostly due to the stellar play of cornerback Larry Brown, who intercepted two passes in the second half of Dallas's 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Trailing 13-7 midway through the third quarter, Pittsburgh had moved the ball close to midfield. On third down, Steelers quarterback Neil O'Donnell was intercepted by Brown at the Cowboys’ 38-yard line. Brown returned the pick 44 yards to Pittsburgh's 18, which led to a touchdown run by Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.

The Steelers scored 10 consecutive points to make the score 20-17 and had the ball on their own 32-yard line with 4:15 remaining. On second down, Brown again intercepted an O'Donnell pass and returned it 33 yards to Pittsburgh's 6. Moments later, Smith scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to seal the victory.