SUPER BOWL XXVIII Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia January 30, 1994 Attendance: 72,817
Dallas Cowboys (NFC)
Buffalo Bills (AFC)
Emmitt Smith was the hero in this game, rushing for 132 yards and two second-half touchdowns.
The Buffalo Bills were making their Super Bowl record fourth straight appearance and they did not disappoint, losing by 17 points. In their four appearances, they were blown out by more than 16 points.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys won their second straight championship and joined San Francisco and Pittsburgh as the only franchises with four Super Bowl victories.
Emmitt Smith was the hero in this game, rushing for 132 yards and two second-half touchdowns. The Bills actually led 13-6, thanks in part to Thurman Thomas' four-yard run and two Steve Christie FGs,including a record 54-yarder.
The momentum turned when Leon Lett forced a fumble by Thomas just 55 seconds into the second half. Safety James Washington recovered the loose ball and returned it 46 yards for the score and a 13-13tie. The Cowboys turned things over to Smith, who would carry the load during an eight play, 64-yard drive. An interception by Washington again led to another touchdown by Smith, who would score on a one-yard plunge. Washington was particularly impressive, recording 11 tackles and forced a fumble early in the first quarter. Aikman completed 19-of-27 passes for 207 yards, while his counterpart, Jim Kelly, completed a record 31 passes in 50 attempts for 260 yards.
Dallas became the first team in NFL history to start the season 0-2 and advance and win the Super Bowl. The Cowboys joined Green Bay, Miami, Pittsburgh (twice) and San Francisco as the only clubs to win back-to-back Super Bowl championships. Buffalo joined two other teams (Minnesota, Denver),as the only clubs to lose four Super Bowls.
The win by the Cowboys was the 10th in succession for the NFC over the AFC.