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SUPER BOWL VI
Dallas Cowboys 23, Miami Dolphins 3
Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana
January 16, 1972
Attendance: 81,023
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Dallas Cowboys (NFC)377724
Miami Dolphins (AFC)03003
Most Valuable Player: Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys
Roger Staubach had plenty of help in the Cowboys' Super Bowl win.
While Roger Staubach was named MVP, it was the Cowboys powerful running game, led by Duane Thomas (95 yards) and Walt Garrison (74 yards), that proved to be the difference.

An aggressive Dallas defense embarrassed a young and inexperienced Miami squad, that was just one year away from NFL imortality.

Dallas LB Chuck Howley forced a fumble on Miami FB Larry Csonka, his first of the season, thatgave the Cowboys a 10-3 lead at halftime. After intermission, Thomas was a major cog in the Cowboys' 71-yard march in eight plays that opened up a 17-3 cushion. An interception by Howley off a Bob Griese pass led to the final touchdown. Howley picked off the pass at the 50 and returned it allthe way to the nine-yard line.

Staubach hit TE Mike Ditka on a seven-yard touchdown pass to cap the scoring. The Cowboys completely shut down the combo of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (Csonka, Kiick), who combined for 80 yards on 19 carries.