Super Bowl

Season 12 Episode 1

Super Bowl XII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos

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Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Jan 15, 1978 on CBS
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Super Bowl XII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos
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Super Bowl XII between the NFC Champion Dallas Cowboys and the AFC Champion Denver Broncos at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Final Score: Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10

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    Pat Summerall

    Pat Summerall

    Play-By-Play Announcer

    Tom Brookshier

    Tom Brookshier

    Color Commentator

    Irv Cross

    Irv Cross

    Sideline Reporter

    Jack Whitaker

    Jack Whitaker

    Pregame Contributor

    Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder

    Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder

    Pregame Analyst

    Brent Musburger

    Brent Musburger

    Pregame Host

    Phyllis George

    Phyllis George

    Pregame Analyst / Sideline Reporter

    Guest Star

    Gary Bender

    Gary Bender

    Trophy Presentation

    Guest Star

    Paul Hornung

    Paul Hornung

    Sideline Reporter

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (11)

      • Final Score:
        Dallas Cowboys 27
        Denver Broncos 10

      • Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Harvey Martin and Defensive Tackle Randy White were named Super Bowl XII co-MVPs.

      • Coaching Staffs
        Dallas
        Tom Landry (Head Coach) (2-2 in Super Bowls)
        Ermal Allen (Special Assistant)
        Mike Ditka (Special Teams / Receivers)
        Jim Myers (Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line)
        Dan Reeves (Off. Coordinator / Offensive Backs)
        Gene Stallings (Defensive Backfield)
        Ernie Stautner (Def. Coordinator / Defensive Line)
        Jerry Tubbs (Linebackers)
        Bob Ward (Conditioning)

        Denver
        Robert "Red" Miller (Head Coach) (0-1 in Super Bowls)
        Marv Braden (Special Teams)
        Joe Collier (Defensive Coordinator)
        Bob Gambold (Defensive Backfield)
        Ken Gray (Offensive Line)
        Stan Jones (Defensive Line)
        Myrel Moore (Linebackers)
        Vito "Babe" Parilli (Quarterbacks)
        Fran Polsfoot (Receivers)
        Paul Roach (Offensive Backfield)

      • Path to the Super Bowl
        Dallas Cowboys
        NFC East Champions (12-2)
        Divisional Playoff: defeated Wild Card Chicago Bears 37-7.
        Championship Game: defeated NFC Central Champion Minnesota Vikings 23-6.

        Denver Broncos
        AFC West Champions (12-2)
        Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC Central Champion Pittsburgh Steelers 34-21.
        Championship Game: defeated Wild Card Oakland Raiders 20-17.

      • The victory improved the Dallas Cowboys' franchise Super Bowl record to 2-2.
        This is the Denver Broncos first appearance in the Super Bowl.

      • The coin toss was performed by Red Grange.

      • The Dallas Cowboys received a winner's share of $18,000. The Denver Broncos received a loser's share of $9,000.

      • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $185,000.

      • The face value of Super Bowl XII tickets was $30.

      • Denver was designated the home team for Super Bowl XII. They wore orange jerseys and white pants while Dallas wore white jerseys and silver pants.

      • The Dallas Cowboys were 6 point favorites.

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    • NOTES (3)

      • Super Bowl Rosters
        Dallas Cowboys
        #31 Benny Barnes (LCB) *
        #53 Bob Breunig (MLB) *
        #36 Larry Brinson (RB)
        #59 Guy Brown (LB)
        #63 Larry Cole (DT)
        #61 Jim Cooper (T/G)
        #21 Doug Dennison (RB)
        #67 Pat Donovan (RT) *
        #33 Tony Dorsett (RB) *
        #89 Billy Joe DuPree (TE) *
        #62 John Fitzgerald (C) *
        #71 Andy Frederick (T)
        #77 Bill Gregory (DT)
        #43 Cliff Harris (FS) *
        #58 Mike Hegman (LB)
        #56 Thomas Henderson (LOLB) *
        #1 Efren Herrera (K)
        #80 Tony Hill (WR)
        #42 Randy Hughes (S)
        #57 Bruce Huther (LB)
        #86 Butch Johnson (WR) *
        #72 Ed Jones (LDE) *
        #25 Aaron Kyle (RCB) *
        #35 Scott Laidlaw (RB)
        #66 Burton Lawless (G)
        #50 D.D. Lewis (ROLB) *
        #79 Harvey Martin (RDE) *
        #73 Ralph Neely (LT) *
        #44 Robert Newhouse (RB) *
        #88 Drew Pearson (WR) *
        #26 Preston Pearson (RB)
        #75 Jethro Pugh (LDT) *
        #64 Tom Rafferty (RG) *
        #20 Mel Renfro (CB)
        #83 Golden Richards (WR)
        #68 Herbert Scott (LG) *
        #65 Dave Stalls (DT)
        #12 Roger Staubach (QB) *
        #46 Mark Washington (CB)
        #41 Charlie Waters (SS) *
        #11 Danny White (QB/P)
        #54 Randy White (DT) *
        #70 Rayfield Wright (RT)

        Denver Broncos
        #73 Henry Allison (T)
        #77 Lyle Alzado (RDE) *
        #24 Otis Armstrong (RB) *
        #68 Rubin Carter (NT) *
        #79 Barney Chavous (LDE) *
        #10 Bucky Dilts (P)
        #82 Jack Dolbin (WR) *
        #85 Ron Egloff (TE)
        #56 Larry Evans (LB)
        #43 Steve Foley (RCB) *
        #62 Tom Glassic (LG) *
        #53 Randy Gradishar (ILB) *
        #63 John Grant (DT)
        #60 Paul Howard (RG) *
        #65 Glenn Hyde (T)
        #29 Bernard Jackson (FS) *
        #57 Tom Jackson (ROLB) *
        #30 Jim D. Jensen (RB)
        #32 Jon Keyworth (RB) *
        #41 Rob Lytle (RB)
        #66 Brison Manor (DE)
        #50 Bobby Maples (C)
        #74 Andy Maurer (LT) *
        #71 Claudie Minor (RT) *
        #52 Mike Montler (C) *
        #7 Craig Morton (QB) *
        #25 Haven Moses (WR) *
        #58 Rob Nairne (LB)
        #88 Riley Odoms (TE) *
        #12 Craig Penrose (QB) (DNP)
        #35 Lonnie Perrin (RB)
        #21 Randy Poltl (S)
        #40 Randy Rich (S)
        #59 Joe Rizzo (ILB) *
        #86 John Schultz (WR)
        #70 Paul Smith (DT)
        #51 Bob Swenson (LOLB) *
        #36 Billy Thompson (SS) *
        #55 Godwin Turk (LB)
        #15 Jim B. Turner (K)
        #80 Rick Upchurch (WR)
        #14 Norris Weese (QB)
        #20 Louis Wright (LCB) *

        * Starters
        DNP - Did Not Play

      • Referee: Jim Tunney (32)
        Umpire: Joe Connell (57)
        Head Linesman: Tony Veteri Sr. (36)
        Line Judge: Art Holst (33)
        Field Judge: Bob Wortman (84)
        Back Judge: Ray Douglas (5)

      • Super Bowl XII Entertainment:
        Pregame: Southern University; Cowboys & Broncos Cheerleaders
        Anthem: Phyllis Kelly with the Northeast Louisiana State University Band
        Half Time: From Paris to Paris of America with the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt

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