The Cowboys kick off their dominance of the early 1990s with a 52-17 rout of Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII as MVP Troy Aikman throws for 273 yards and four TDs. Dallas defense forces a Super Bowl-record nine turnovers in the first of three Cowboys world championships in four seasons.
2 of 7Vernon Biever/WireImage.com
Jan. 28, 1975
Trailing the Vikings in a 1975 divisional round playoff game with one play left to save the season, Roger Staubach heaves a desperation pass that is hauled in by receiver Drew Pearson. In the postgame interview, Staubach states "I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary
3 of 7Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Jan. 16, 1972
Dallas ends seasons of frustration by finally winning its first championship with a 24-3 battering of Miami in Super Bowl in VI. Behind enigmatic running back Duane Thomas, Cowboys rush for 252 yards.
4 of 7Andy Hayt/SI
Jan. 3, 1983
Trailing Minnesota on the final game of the season, running back Tony Dorsett provided one of the most electrifying moments in Monday Night Football history. Buried inside their own one-yard line, the Cowboys followed Dorsett (picture from a different 1983 game), who broke through the Vikings' front seven and several arm tackles to charge 99 yards for the longest touchdown run in NFL history. A frequently noted fact, Dallas only had 10 players on the field when Dorsett broke off the run.
5 of 7James Flores/Getty Images
Dec. 23, 1972
Roger Staubach's reputation as the master of comebacks begins as he comes off the bench to rally Dallas to a 30-28 first-round playoff win over San Francisco. The 49ers led 28-13 entering the final quarter but Staubach replaces starter Craig Morton and throws two TD passes in the final two minutes to culminate an astonishing comeback.
6 of 7Peter Read Miller/SI
Jan. 28, 1996
Larry Brown becomes the first cornerback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl MVP after picking Steelers' quarterback Neil O'Donnell twice to set up two scores and anchor the 'Boys 27-17 win in Super Bowl XXX.
7 of 7Heinz Kluetmeier/SI
Nov. 28, 1974
Backup quarterback Clint Longley takes over for an injured Roger Staubach during a Thanksgiving grudge match with the rival Washington Redskins. Already trailing 16-3 when Longley comes into the game, Longley throws three touchdown passes -- capped off by a 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to clinch it before families sat down for dinner.
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