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"Because they've developed slowly. Pittsburgh was 17 points better than anybody the NFC had in late November. But the Steelers have dropped off while Dallas has come on. The Steelers have no reason to respect Dallas, but the Cowboys are stronger in all but six or seven positions, including quarterback. Only nobody knows it except Dallas. Plus, for one game, you've got to like Landry's experience. His game plans for Minnesota and Los Angeles were brilliant."
"Not with Dallas wearing white jerseys."
" Dallas can only win the big game in white jerseys. It's a superstition, but it holds up. The first question Tex Schramm asked somebody from the NFL in Los Angeles was whether Dallas got to wear white in the Super Bowl. The Cowboys are wearing white."
"The color of a jersey can't stop Franco Harris."
"The Dallas defense will take the outside away from him. It will be up to the Pittsburgh defense to come from behind, and the Steelers won't be able to force big plays against the multilook. They'll be hitting each other and wondering where Staubach and Drew Pearson went."
A spokesman for the Cowboys entered the hospitality suite and announced that the day's practice went well. Staubach hit the Streak-Q-PF regularly against the animated Triple-Crease jibber quark of the Steelers. A Steeler spokesman said Noll was mainly concerned about Dallas' ability to split the tackles and banjo the ends.
"What does that mean, anyhow?" asked the fellow from Pittsburgh.
"It's something coaches say a lot," said the other man. "Why would you ask a sportswriter such a question?"