Super Bowl

Season 13 Episode 1

Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys

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Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Jan 21, 1979 on CBS
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Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
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Super Bowl XIII between the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFC Champion Dallas Cowboys at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
Final Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31

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    John Brodie

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    Mike Adamle

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    • TRIVIA (14)

      • Final Score
        Pittsburgh Steelers 35
        Dallas Cowboys 31

      • Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named Super Bowl XIII MVP.

      • Coaching Staffs
        Pittsburgh
        Chuck Noll (Head Coach) (3-0 in Super Bowls)
        Bud Carson (Defensive Coordinator)
        Dick Hoak (Offensive Backfield)
        George Perles (Defensive Line)
        Dan Radakovich (Offensive Line)
        Lionel Taylor (Receivers)
        Woody Widenhofer (Linebackers)

        Dallas
        Tom Landry (Head Coach) (2-3 in Super Bowls)
        Ermal Allen (Special Assistant)
        Mike Ditka (Special Teams/Receivers)
        Jim Myers (Asst. Head)
        Coach/Offensive Line Dan Reeves (Offensive Coordinator / Offensive)
        Backs Gene Stallings (Defensive Backfield)
        Ernie Stautner (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive)
        Line Jerry Tubbs (Linebackers)
        Bob Ward (Conditioning)

      • Path to the Super Bowl
        Pittsburgh Steelers
        AFC Central Champions (14-2)
        Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC West Champion Denver Broncos 33-10.
        Championship Game: defeated Wild Card Houston Oilers 34-5.

        Dallas Cowboys
        NFC East Champions (12-4)
        Divisional Playoff: defeated Wild Card Atlanta Falcons 27-20.
        Championship Game: defeated NFC West Champion Los Angeles Rams 28-0.

      • The victory improved the Pittsburgh Steelers' franchise Super Bowl record to 3-0.
        The loss dropped the Dallas Cowboys' franchise Super Bowl record to 2-3.

      • The coin toss was performed by George Halas.

      • This is the fifth Super Bowl to be played at the Orange Bowl. The facility also hosted Super Bowls II, III, V and X.

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

      • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $222,000.

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

      • Dallas was designated the home team for Super Bowl XIII. They wore white jerseys and silver pants while Pittsburgh wore black jerseys and gold pants.

      • The Pittsburgh Steelers were 3.5 point favorites.

      • This was Pittsburgh's third Super Bowl title for in five years. They also won Super Bowls IX and X.

      • The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to appear in five Super Bowls.

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    • NOTES (3)

      • Super Bowl Rosters
        Pittsburgh Steelers
        #69 Fred Anderson (DE/DT)
        #30 Larry Anderson (CB/KR)
        #76 John Banaszak (RDE) *
        #65 Tom Beasley (DT)
        #83 Theo Bell (WR)
        #20 Rocky Bleier (RB) *
        #47 Mel Blount (CB) *
        #12 Terry Bradshaw (QB) *
        #79 Larry Brown (T)
        #56 Robin Cole (LB)
        #5 Craig Colquitt (P)
        #77 Steve Courson (G)
        #89 Bennie Cunningham (TE) (DNP)
        #57 Samuel Davis (LG) *
        #35 Jack Deloplaine (RB/KR)
        #21 Tony Dungy (S)
        #67 Gary Dunn (DT)
        #64 Steve Furness (RDT) *
        #10 Roy Gerela (K)
        #75 Joe Greene (LDT) *
        #68 L.C. Greenwood (LDE) *
        #84 Randy Grossman (TE) *
        #59 Jack Ham (LOLB) *
        #32 Franco Harris (RB) *
        #29 Ronald Johnson (LCB) *
        #55 Jon Kolb (LT) *
        #15 Mike Kruczek (QB) (DNP)
        #58 Jack Lambert (MLB) *
        #87 Jim Mandich (TE)
        #39 Rick Moser (RB/KR)
        #72 Gerry Mullins (RG) *
        #25 Ray Oldham (S)
        #66 Ted Petersen (C/T)
        #74 Ray Pinney (RT) *
        #31 Donnie Shell (SS) *
        #86 Jim A. Smith (WR/KR)
        #82 John Stallworth (WR) *
        #18 Cliff Stoudt (QB) (DNP)
        #88 Lynn Swann (WR) *
        #38 Sidney Thornton (RB)
        #51 Loren Toews (ROLB) *
        #23 Mike Wagner (FS) *
        #52 Mike Webster (C) *
        #78 Dwight White (DE)
        #53 Dennis Winston (LB)

        Dallas Cowboys
        #31 Benny Barnes (LCB) *
        #76 Larry Bethea (DT)
        #24 Alois Blackwell (RB)
        #53 Bob Breunig (MLB) *
        #36 Larry Brinson (RB)
        #59 Guy Brown (LB)
        #18 Glenn Carano (QB) (DNP)
        #63 Larry Cole (LDT) *
        #61 Jim Cooper (C/G/T) (DNP)
        #67 Pat Donovan (LT) *
        #33 Tony Dorsett (RB) *
        #89 Billy Joe DuPree (TE) *
        #62 John Fitzgerald (C) *
        #71 Andy Frederick (T)
        #43 Cliff Harris (FS) *
        #58 Mike Hegman (LB)
        #56 Tom Henderson (LOLB) *
        #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) *
        #44 Robert Newhouse (RB) *
        #88 Drew Pearson (WR) *
        #26 Preston Pearson (RB)
        #75 Jethro Pugh (DT) (DNP)
        #64 Tom Rafferty (RG) *
        #60 Tom Randall (G)
        #68 Herbert Scott (LG) *
        #1 Rafael Septien (K)
        #81 Jackie Smith (TE)
        #65 Dave Stalls (DT/DE)
        #12 Roger Staubach (QB) *
        #82 Robert Steele (WR)
        #32 Dennis Thurman (CB)
        #46 Mark Washington (CB) (DNP)
        #41 Charlie Waters (SS) *
        #11 Danny White (QB/P)
        #54 Randy White (RDT) *
        #70 Rayfield Wright (RT) *

        * Starters
        DNP - Did Not Play

      • Referee: Pat Haggerty (40)
        Umpire: Art Demmas (78)
        Head Linesman: Jerry Bergman (17)
        Line Judge: Jack Fette (39)
        Field Judge: Fred Swearingen (21)
        Side Judge: Dean Look (49)
        Back Judge: Pat Knight (73)

        Alternate Referee: Chuck Heberling (46)

      • Super Bowl XIII Entertainment:
        Pregame: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Military Bands
        Anthem: The Colgate Thirteen
        Half Time: Super Bowl XIII Carnival Salute to Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands (produced by Bob Jani)

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