Last week marked the 30th anniversary of “The Catch,” the touchdown pass from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark that proved to lift the San Francisco 49ers over the Dallas Cowboys in the 1982 NFC Championship Game. Monday marks a more pleasant anniversary for Cowboys fans.
40 years ago today, the Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in Super Bowl VI, to win the first of the team’s five Lombardi Trophies. Roger Staubach was named MVP for his performance, going 12 of 19 passing for 119 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Mike Ditka.
In a piece remembering the team’s first Super Bowl victory put together by ESPN Dallas today, Ditka says that helping his mentor, Tom Landry to his first Super Bowl Championship meant as much to him as his own first Super Bowl win as a head coach, with Chicago in 1985.
Unfortunately with Dallas out of the playoffs, these sort of fond remembrances of relevance past will have to do for now. So if you want to see the short vignette remembering the team’s big day 40 years ago, you can find it here.
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