1978
Dallas Cowboys
27
VS
Denver Broncos
10

My Super Bowl: Roger Staubach

This was my third Super Bowl as a starter. I’d quarterbacked the team that beat Miami in Super Bowl VI and the team that lost to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl X. The game got bigger every year as did the price of the ticket. Winning Super Bowl VI was a big deal because the Cowboys had the reputation for being a team that couldn’t win the big game. But with each Super Bowl, you could see it getting bigger every year, especially when it came to the amount of media that were around during the...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana Superdome
1/15/78
Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain, and Al Hirt, “From Paris to the Paris of America.”
CBS

Story of the Game

The Cowboys evened their Super Bowl record at 2-2 by defeating Denver before a sellout crowd of 75,583, plus 102,010,000 television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting...

DALDEN
Total First Downs1711
Rushing88
Passing 81
Penalty 12
Total Net Yardage325156
Total Offensive Plays7158
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 4.62.7
Rushes3829
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 143121
Average Yards per Rush 3.84.2
Passes Attempted2825
Passes Completed 198
Had Intercepted 04
Tackled Attempting to Pass 54
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 3526
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 18235
Punts54
Average Distance 41.638.3
Punt Returns 14
Punt Return Yardage 022
Kickoff Returns 36
Kickoff Return Yardage 51173
Interception Return Yardage460
Fumbles64
Own Fumbles Recovered 40
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 42
Penalties128
Yards Penalized 21
Total Points Scored 2710
Touchdowns31
Rushing 11
Passing 20
Returns 00
Extra Points 31
Field Goals21
Fields Goals Attempted 51
Safeties00
Third-Down Efficiency5/171/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency1/12/3
Time of Possession38:3821:22
Dallas Cowboys
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Stubach17/2518301
Newhouse1/12901
D.White1/2500
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Dorsett66119
Newhouse55010
D.White13013
P.Pearson1105
Staubach605
Laidlaw101
Johnson-909
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
P. Pearson537011
DuPree466019
Newhouse3-105
Johnson253145
Richards238129
Dorsett211015
D.Pearson113013
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Washington1272713
Kyle119190
Barnes1000
Hughes1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
D. White5530
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Hill1/1000
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Johnson229150
Brinson122220
Denver Broncos
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Morton4/153904
Weese4/102200
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Lytle1035116
Armstrong727018
Weese326010
Jensen116016
Keyworth5906
Perrin3804
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Dolbin224015
Odoms29010
Moses121021
Upchurch1909
Jensen1505
Upchurch1-707
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
None--------
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Dilts4460
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
UPchurch3/12280
Schultz1/0000
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Upchurch394670
Schultz262370
Upchurch117170

Dallas Cowboys

Offense
PlayerPos
Fitzgerald, JohnC
Rafferty, TomG
Scott, HerbertG
Donovan, PatT
Neely, RalphT
DuPree, Billy JoeTE
Johnson, ButchWR
Pearson, DrewWR
Dorsett, TonyRB
Newhouse, RobertRB
Staubach, RogerQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Pugh, JethroDT
White, RandyDT
Jones, Too TallDE
Martin, HarveyDE
Henderson, TomOLB
Lewis, D. D.OLB
Breunig, BobMLB
Barnes, BennyCB
Kyle, AaronCB
Harris, CliffFS
Waters, CharlieSS
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
Denver Broncos
Offense
PlayerPos
Montler, MikeC
Glassic, TomG
Howard, PaulG
Maurer, AndyT
Minor, ClaudieT
Odoms, RileyTE
Dolbin, JackWR
Moses, HavenWR
Armstrong, OtisRB
Keyworth, JonRB
Morton, CraigQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Carter, RubinNT
Alzado, LyleDE
Chavous, BarneyDE
Jackson, TomOLB
Swenson, BobOLB
Gradishar, RandyILB
Rizzo, JoeILB
Foley, SteveCB
Wright, LouisCB
Jackson, BernardFS
Thompson, WilliamSS
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
Lee, Bob
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
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