Super Bowl XII
Dallas 27, Denver 10
MVPs: DT Randy White and DE Harvey Martin, Dallas
After all the talk of the Broncos' Orange Crush defense, Denver played like a team in a sugar coma. Dallas intercepted Denver quarterback Craig Morton four times and recovered four Denver fumbles while holding the Broncos to only 156 yards for the game. The game, a penalty-filled, mistake-riddled mess, was salvaged in some small part by running back Robert Newhouse, who was asked to attempt his first pass in almost three years. Newhouse was so unprepared for the task that, in the huddle moments before the play, he had to feverishly remove stickum from his hands so that he could throw the ball. Newhouse's toss to wide receiver Golden Richards resulted in a 29-yard touchdown.
Photograph by: Walter Iooss Jr.
The Cowboys crushed the Crush. They intercepted Broncos quarterback Craig Morton four times, recovered four Denver fumbles, and held the Broncos to just 156 yards for the game.