Formally known as “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys made their second-straight Super Bowl appearance in 1972. The Road to Super Bowl 54 in Miami in 2020 rides through New Orleans, Louisiana for Super Bowl VI.
The Dominant Dallas Defense
Heading back to the “Big Easy,” the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins would square off in front of over 81,000 fans for Super Bowl VI at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Super Bowl VI performance for the Cowboys was one of the more dominant to-date, capturing a 24-3 victory over the Dolphins.
The Cowboys had quite an interesting road prior to heading into Super Bowl VI. There were fans and analysts alike who did not expect the Cowboys to have a fighting chance in this game, let alone a chance to win. A lot of this came from Dallas’ Super Bowl V sloppy loss to the Baltimore Colts. However, the Cowboys more than dominated Super Bowl VI and continued to set record after record.
To this day, the 1971-72 Dallas Cowboys team remains as the only team to prevent their opponents from scoring a touchdown during the Super Bowl. The MVP of Super Bowl VI was none other than Roger Staubach, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, who completed 12 of his 19 pass attempts for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
The halftime show for Super Bowl VI was a salute to Louis Armstrong, performed by Carol Channing and Ella Fitzgerald, who were accompanied by the U.S. Marine Corps Drill team.