1996
Dallas Cowboys
27
VS
Pittsburgh Steelers
17

My Super Bowl: Charles Haley

Charles Haley began his professional career as an undrafted free agent, signed by the San Francisco 49ers out of James Madison University in 1986. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound linebacker developed into one of football’s most-feared pass-rushers as the Niners reached their peak in the late...

Tempe, Arizona
Sun Devil Stadium
1/28/96
Diana Ross celebrating 30 years of the Super Bowl with special effects, pyrotechnics, and stadium card stunt; finale featured Diana Ross being taken from the stadium in a helicopter
NBC

Story of the Game

Cornerback Larry Brown’s 2 interceptions led to 14 second-half points and helped lift the Cowboys to their third Super Bowl victory in the last four seasons and their record-tying fifth title overall. Brown’s interceptions foiled the comeback efforts of the Steelers and earned him the Pete Rozelle Trophy as the game’s most valuable...

DALPIT
Total First Downs1525
Rushing59
Passing 1015
Penalty 01
Total Net Yardage254310
Total Offensive Plays5084
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 5.13.7
Rushes2531
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 56103
Average Yards per Rush 2.23.3
Passes Attempted2349
Passes Completed 1528
Had Intercepted 03
Tackled Attempting to Pass 24
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 1132
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 198207
Punts54
Average Distance 38.244.8
Punt Returns 12
Punt Return Yardage 1118
Kickoff Returns 35
Kickoff Return Yardage 3796
Interception Return Yardage770
Fumbles02
Own Fumbles Recovered 02
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 00
Penalties42
Yards Penalized 21
Total Points Scored 2717
Touchdowns32
Rushing 21
Passing 11
Returns 00
Extra Points 32
Field Goals21
Fields Goals Attempted 21
Safeties00
Third-Down Efficiency2/109/19
Fourth-Down Efficiency1/12/4
Time of Possession26:1133:49
Dallas Cowboys
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Aikman15/2320910
RushingCARYDSTDLG
E. Smith1849223
Johnston2804
K. Williams1202
Aikman4-300
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Irvin576020
Novacek550119
K. Williams229022
Sanders147047
Johnston21509
Bieniemy1404
E. Smith1303
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Brown277440
Marion1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Jett5510
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Sanders1/011110
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
K. Williams224180
Marion113130
Pittsburgh Steelers
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
O'Donnell 28/4923913
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Morris1973115
Pegram61504
Stewart41507
O'Donnell1000
J. Williams1000
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Hastings1098019
Mills878017
Thigpen31917
Morris318010
Holliday219010
J. Williams2705
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
None--------
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Stark4550
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Hastings2/018110
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Mills479220
McAfee117170

Dallas Cowboys

Offense
PlayerPos
Kennard, DerekC
Allen, LarryG
Newton, NateG
Tuinei, MarkT
Williams, ErikT
Novacek, JayTE
Irvin, Michael WR
Williams, KevinWR
Smith, EmmittRB
Johnston, DarylRB
Aikman, TroyQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Lett, LeonDT
Maryland, RussellDT
Haley, CharlesDE
Tolbert, TonyDE
Edwards, DixonOLB
Smith, DarrinOLB
Jones, RobertMLB
Brown, LarryCB
Sanders, DeionCB
Marion, Brock FS
Woodson, DarrenSS
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
Pittsburgh Steelers
Offense
PlayerPos
Dawson, DermonttiC
Newberry, TomG
Stai, Brenden G
Jackson, JohnT
Searcy, LeonT
Bruener, MarkTE
Mills, ErnieWR
Thigpen, YanceyWR
Pegram, ErricRB
Williams, John L.FB
O'Donnell, NeilQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Steed, JoelNT
Buckner, BrentsonDE
Seals, RayDE
Greene, KevinOLB
Lloyd, GregOLB
Brown, ChadILB
Kirkland, LevonILB
Lake, CarnellCB
Williams, WillieCB
Perry, DarrenFS
Bell, MyronSS
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
Wilmsmeyer, Klaus
Wilson, Troy
Did Not Play
Player
Tomczak, Mike
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