SUPER BOWL X Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17 Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida January 18, 1976 Attendance: 80,187
Dallas Cowboys (NFC)
Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC)
Lynn Swann's talent and grace guided the Steelers to their second-straight title.
Lynn Swann was a runaway winner of the MVP trophy, grabbing four receptions for a Super Bowl record 161 yards. It was the Steelers second straight championship and the Cowboys second Super Bowl loss.
QB Roger Staubach gave the Cowboys the early cushion just 4:36 into the game on a 29-yard pass to Drew Pearson. The Steelers retaliated on a seven-yard score to TE Randy Grossman. Dallas grabbed the lead prior to halftime on a 36-yard field goal by Tony Fritsch. The Steelers scored the next 14 points of the game, the first two coming off a blocked punt by Reggie Harrison that went through the end zone.
Roy Gerela opened the cushion with a pair of field goals of 36 and 18 yards. Terry Bradshaw gave the Steelers what looked to be an insurmountable lead with a spectacular 64-yard touchdown to Swann. Staubach capped the scoring with a 34-yard pass to Percy Howard with 1:48 to play.