Super Bowl IX|Super Bowl XI

January 18, 1976

The Steelers won their second straight Super Bowl championship title despite a rally in the 4th quarter by the Cowboys.

Pittsburgh's famous defense kept Dallas scrambling, with Cowboys QB Roger Staubach having 3 passes picked off by the Steelers. Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw had no such difficulties, and had a stellar game, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to MVP wide receiver Lynn Swann. Swann set a new record for pass reception yardage in this game with a total of 161 yards gained on 4 receptions.

Attendance for the game in Miami was 80,187. Chuck Noll was the head coach for Pittsburgh, and smart dresser Tom Landry headed up the Cowboys.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                 SCORING
Dallas          7  3  0  7 -- 17
Pittsburgh      7  0  0 14 -- 21

DAL- D. Pearson 29 pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick),
     4:36 1st
PIT- Grossman 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick),
     9:03 1st
DAL- FG Fritsch 36,  0:15 2nd
PIT- safety Harrison 0,  3:32 4th
PIT- FG Gerela 36,  6:19 4th
PIT- FG Gerela 18,  8:23 4th
PIT- Swann 64 pass from Bradshaw (kick failed), 
     11:58 4th
DAL- P. Howard 34 pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick),
     13:12 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                 Dal.           Pitt.
Total First Downs                 14             13
  Rushing                          6              7
  Passing                          8              6
  Penalty                          0              0
Total Net Yardage                270            339
Total Offensive Plays             62             67
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play   4.4            5.1
Rushes                            31             46
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)     108            149
  Average Yards per Rush         3.5            3.2
Passes Attempted                  24             19
  Passes Completed                15              9
  Had Intercepted                  3              0
  Tackled Attempting to Pass       7              2
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass   42             19
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)     162            190
Punts                              7              4
  Average Distance              35.0           39.8
Punt Returns                       1              5
  Punt Return Yardage              5             31
Kickoff Returns                    4              4
  Kickoff Return Yardage          96             89
Interception Return Yardage        0             89
Fumbles                            4              4
  Own Fumbles Recovered            4              4
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered       0              0
Penalties                          2              0
  Yards Penalized                 20              0
Total Points Scored               17             21
Touchdowns                         2              2
  Rushing                          0              0
  Passing                          2              2
  Returns                          0              0
Extra Points                       2              1
Field Goals                        1              2
  Field Goals Attempted            1              4
Safeties                           0              1
Third-Down Efficiency           3/14           8/19
Fourth-Down Efficiency           1/1            0/3
Time of Possession             30:30          29:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Dallas                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Newhouse                 16        56      16     0
Staubach                  5        22      11     0
Dennison                  5        16       5     0
P. Pearson                5        14       9     0

Pittsburgh               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Harris                   27        82      11     0
Bleier                   15        51       8     0
Bradshaw                  4        16       8     0


Passing
Dallas              Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Staubach             24      15     204     2     3

Pittsburgh          Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Bradshaw             19       9     209     2     0


Receiving
Dallas                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
P. Pearson               5        53      14     0
Young                    3        31      14     0
D. Pearson               2        59      30     1
Newhouse                 2        12       8     0
P. Howard                1        34      34t    1
Fugett                   1         9       9     0
Dennison                 1         6       6     0

Pittsburgh              No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Swann                    4       161      64t    1
Stallworth               2         8      13     0
Harris                   1        26      26     0
L. Brown                 1         7       7     0
Grossman                 1         7       7t    1


Interceptions
Dallas                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                    --        --      --    --

Pittsburgh              No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Edwards                  1        35      35     0
Thomas                   1        35      35     0
Wagner                   1        19      19     0


Punting
Dallas                  No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Hoopes                   6        40.8    48     1

Pittsburgh              No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Walden                   4        39.8    59     0


Punt Returns
Dallas                 No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Richards                1     3       5     5    0

Pittsburgh             No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
D. Brown                3     0      14     9    0
Edwards                 2     0      17    10    0


Kickoff Returns
Dallas                 No.      Yds.     LG    TD
P. Pearson              4        48      24     0
Henderson               0        48      48     0

Pittsburgh             No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Blount                  3        64      27     0
Collier                 1        25      25     0
  


Dallas Cowboys          Pittsburgh Steelers     
              ==  Offense  ==                     
Fitzgerald, John   C    Mansfield, Ray        C 
Lawless, Burton    G    Clack, Jim            G 
Nye, Blaine        G    Mullins, Gerry        G 
Neely, Ralph       T    Gravelle, Gordon      T 
Wright, Rayfield   T    Kolb, Jon             T 
Fugett, Jean       TE   Brown, Larry          TE
Pearson, Drew      WR   Stallworth, John      WR
Richards, Golden   WR   Swann, Lynn           WR
Newhouse, Robert   RB   Bleier, Rocky         RB
Pearson, Preston   RB   Harris, Franco        RB
Staubach, Roger    QB   Bradshaw, Terry       QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
Cole, Larry        DT   Greene, Joe           DT 
Pugh, Jethro       DT   Holmes, Ernie         DT 
Jones, Too Tall    DE   Greenwood, L. C.      DE 
Martin, Harvey     DE   White, Dwight         DE 
Edwards, Dave      OLB  Ham, Jack             OLB
Lewis, D. D.       OLB  Russell, Andy         OLB
Jordan, Lee Roy    MLB  Lambert, Jack         MLB
Renfro, Mel        CB   Blount, Mel           CB 
Washington, Mark   CB   Thomas, J.T.          CB 
Harris, Cliff      FS   Edwards, Glen         FS 
Waters, Charlie    SS   Wagner, Mike          SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Barnes, Benny                Allen, Jimmy               
Breunig, Bob                 Banaszak, John             
Capone, Warren               Bradley, Ed                
Davis, Kyle                  Brown, Dave                
Dennison, Doug               Collier, Mike              
Donovan, Pat                 Davis, Samuel              
DuPree, Billy Joe            Fuqua, John                
Fritsch, Toni                Furness, Steve             
Gregory, Bill                Garrett, Reggie            
Henderson, Tom               Gerela, Roy                
Hoopes, Mitch                Grossman, Randy            
Howard, Percy                Hanratty, Terry            
Howard, Ron                  Harrison, Reggie           
Hughes, Randy                Kellum, Marv               
Peterson, Cal                Lewis, Frank               
Scott, Herbert               Reavis, Dave               
White, Randy                 Shell, Donnie              
Woolsey, Roland              Toews, Loren               
Young, Charles               Walden, Bobby              
                             Webster, Mike              

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Longley, Clint                Gilliam, Joe               
Walton, Bruce              

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