Super Bowl V|Super Bowl VII

January 16, 1972

The Cowboys avenged their loss in the previous Super Bowl by roundly trouncing the Dolphins, who made their Super Bowl debut in Super Bowl VI.

Behind the leadership of MVP QB Roger Staubach, the Dallas offense took control of both the ground and the air, amassing 352 total yards in the game. Meanwhile, the defensive team did their job, limiting the Miami offense to just 185 total yards while allowing no touchdowns to be scored, a Super Bowl first.

A new attendance record was set, with 81,023 people present. Tom Landry went home a winner this time, while Miami coach Don Shula became the first coach to lose two Super Bowls (he coached the Colts in their loss at Super Bowl III).

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Dallas               3  7  7  7 -- 24
Miami                0  3  0  0 --  3
  
DAL- FG Clark 9, 13:37 1st
DAL- Alworth 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick),
     13:45 2nd
MIA- FG Yepremian 31, 14:56 2nd
DAL- D. Thomas 3 run  (Clark kick),  5:17 3rd
DAL- Ditka 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick),
     3:18 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                   Dal.           Miami
Total First Downs                   23             10
  Rushing                           15              3
  Passing                            8              7
  Penalty                            0              0
Total Net Yardage                  352            185
Total Offensive Plays               69             44
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play     5.1            4.2
Rushes                              48             20
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)       252             80
  Average Yards per Rush           5.3            4.0
Passes Attempted                    19             23
  Passes Completed                  12             12
  Had Intercepted                    0              1
  Tackled Attempting to Pass         2              1
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass     19             29
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)       100            105
Punts                                5              5
  Average Distance                37.2           40.0
Punt Returns                         1              1
  Punt Return Yardage               -1             21
Kickoff Returns                      2              5
  Kickoff Return Yardage            34            122
Interception Return Yardage         41              0
Fumbles                              1              2
  Own Fumbles Recovered              0              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered         2              1
Penalties                            3              0
  Yards Penalized                   15              0
Total Points Scored                 24              3
Touchdowns                           3              0
  Rushing                            1              0
  Passing                            2              0
  Returns                            0              0
Extra Points                         3              0
Field Goals                          1              1
  Field Goals Attempted              1              2
Safeties                             0              0
Third-Down Efficiency             7/14            2/9
Fourth-Down Efficiency             1/1            0/0
Time of Possession               39:12          20:48

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Dallas                     No.      Yds.     LG    TD
D. Thomas                  19        95      23     1
Garrison                   14        74      17     0
Hill                        7        25      13     0
Staubach                    5        18       5     0
Ditka                       1        17      17     0
Hayes                       1        16      16     0
Reeves                      1         7       7     0

Miami                      No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Kiick                      10        40       9     0
Csonka                      9        40      12     0
Griese                      1         0       0     0


Passing
Dallas                Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Staubach               19      12     119     2     0

Miami                 Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Griese                 23      12     134     0     1


Receiving
Dallas                     No.      Yds.     LG    TD
D. Thomas                   3        17      11     0
Alworth                     2        28      21     1
Ditka                       2        28      21     1
Hayes                       2        23      18     0
Garrison                    2        11       7     0
Hill                        1        12      12     0

Miami                      No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Warfield                    4        39      23     0
Kiick                       3        21      11     0
Csonka                      2        18      16     0
Fleming                     1        27      27     0
Twilley                     1        20      20     0
Mandich                     1         9       9     0


Interceptions
Dallas                     No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Howley                      1        41      41     0

Miami                      No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                       --        --      --    --


Punting
Dallas                     No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Widby                       5        37.2    47     0

Miami                      No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Seiple                      5        40.0    45     0


Punt Returns
Dallas                    No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Hayes                      1     1      -1     1    0
Harris                     0     2       0    **    0

Miami                     No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Scott                      1     0      21    21    0


Kickoff Returns
Dallas                     No.      Yds.     LG    TD
I. Thomas                   1        23      23     0
Waters                      1        11      11     0

Miami                      No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Morris                      4        90      37     0
Ginn                        1        32      32     0
  


   Dallas Cowboys              Miami Dolphins          
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Manders, Dave        C    DeMarco, Bob            C 
Niland, John         G    Kuechenberg, Bob        G 
Nye, Blaine          G    Little, Larry           G 
Liscio, Tony         T    Crusan, Doug            T 
Wright, Rayfield     T    Evans, Norm             T 
Ditka, Mike          TE   Fleming, Marv           TE
Alworth, Lance       WR   Twilley, Howard         WR
Hayes, Bob           WR   Warfield, Paul          WR
Garrison, Walt       RB   Csonka, Larry           RB
Thomas, Duane        RB   Kiick, Jim              RB
Staubach, Roger      QB   Griese, Bob             QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
Lilly, Bob           DT   Fernandez, Manny        DT 
Pugh, Jethro         DT   Heinz, Bob              DT 
Andrie, George       DE   Riley, Jim              DE 
Cole, Larry          DE   Stanfill, Bill          DE 
Edwards, Dave        OLB  Kolen, Mike             OLB
Howley, Chuck        OLB  Swift, Douglas          OLB
Jordan, Lee Roy      MLB  Buoniconti, Nick        MLB
Adderley, Herb       CB   Foley, Tim              CB 
Renfro, Mel          CB   Johnson, Curtis         CB 
Harris, Cliff        FS   Scott, Jake             FS 
Green, Cornell       SS   Anderson, Dick          SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Clark, Mike V.               Cole, Terry                
Fitzgerald, John             Cornish, Frank E.          
Gregory, Bill                Den Herder, Vern           
Hill, Calvin                 Ginn, Hubert               
Lewis, D. D.                 Langer, Jim                
Reeves, Dan                  Mandich, Jim               
Smith, Lawrence              Matheson, Bob              
Stincic, Thomas              Moore, Wayne               
Thomas, Ike                  Morris, Mercury            
Toomay, Pat                  Mumphord, Lloyd            
Truax, Billy                 Noonan, Karl               
Waters, Charlie              Petrella, Bob              
Welch, Claxton               Powell, Jesse              
Widby, Ron                   Seiple, Larry              
Williams, Joseph H.          Stowe, Otto                
                             Yepremian, Garo            

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Gregg, Forrest                Mira, George               
Morton, Craig                 Richardson, John           
Richardson, Gloster        

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