Material: zinc alloy + crystal stone
Features: exquisite deep carving and hand-set crystal gems
With Box: YES
Super Bowl X: Steelers vs. Cowboys
1975 Steelers Season
- Regular season record: 12–2
- Divisional playoff: Steelers 28, Colts 10
- AFC championship: Steelers 16, Raiders 10
- Super Bowl: Steelers 21, Cowboys 17
The 1975 Cowboys
The NFC champion Cowboys finished the regular season with a 10–4 record and then dispatched the Vikings and the Rams in the playoffs. Even though the Steelers were defending champs, the Cowboys were a more experienced team when it came to big games. They had won the Super Bowl in 1971 and lost it in 1970. Between 1966 and 1975, they had appeared in the NFC championship game seven times.
Navy veteran Roger Staubach led the Cowboys at quarterback and made the Pro Bowl during the regular season. Defensive ends Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Harvey Martin and defensive tackle Randy White terrorized quarterbacks as part of Dallas’s Doomsday Defense. Super Bowl X would be the opening skirmish between two franchises that would battle for the title of “Team of the ‘70s.”
Super Bowl X
Dallas struck first after Pittsburgh punter Bobby Walden mishandled a snap and gave the Cowboys prime field position. Staubach hit wide receiver Drew Pearson with a 29-yard touchdown pass. The Steelers responded on their next possession with a scoring drive that culminated in a seven-yard touchdown pass from Bradshaw to tight end Randy Grossman. The first quarter ended with the score tied at seven.
Dallas scored quickly in the second quarter with a 36-yard field goal by Toni Fritsch, but the rest of the second quarter was dominated by defense. The teams traded punts several times and failed to move the ball. The Steelers managed to claw their way into field goal range with seconds left in the half, but kicker Roy Gerela missed from 36 yards.
Again the teams traded punts in the third quarter before the Steelers managed to return Gerela to field goal range. Again he missed, but this time caused a chain of events that arguably altered the momentum of the game. Cowboys safety Cliff Harris patted Gerela on the helmet and taunted him after the play, drawing the attention of ill-tempered Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert. Enraged, Lambert grabbed Harris and chucked him to the turf. It was a minor scuffle that sent a major message: the Steelers were done being pushed around.
The Steelers blocked a punt through the back of the Cowboys’ end zone in the fourth quarter for a safety, then took the ensuing free kick and marched down the field for a field goal. Steelers safety Mike Wagner picked off Staubach on the next Cowboys possession, and again Gerela put the ball through the uprights for three points.
The Steelers’ final score of the day came on a 64-yard pass from Bradshaw to wideout Lynn Swann. Dallas answered with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Staubach to Percy Howard, but it wasn’t enough. When the clock ran out, the Steelers were ahead 21–17.
MVP and Notable Performers
- Wide receiver Lynn Swann earned the MVP award for his four receptions, 161 yards, and a touchdown.
- QB Terry Bradshaw threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
- Defensive end L.C. Greenwood racked up four sacks in the game.