Cowboys Dominate the Broncos in Super Bowl XII | NFL Full Game

Cowboys Dominate the Broncos in Super Bowl XII | NFL Full Game

January 31, 2020 74 By Sebastian Fry


>>Welcome to Super Bowl XII. I’m Pat Summerall with Tom Brookshier, and, well, as you can see, the Superdome is stuffed. In spite of what you might think by now, they are gonna play, Denver and Dallas.>>Remember, Denver has to give the ball up, and if you get behind Dallas early, I’m afraid you might overcompensate. And they’ve got to be so pumped up.>>That is the veteran Jim Turner lining up to kick off. Lonnie Perrin had done some of the kicking, and deep for Dallas, number 36 is Larry Brinson, number 86 is Butch Johnson. And there is number 15, of course, Jim Turner, the veteran who is not a stranger to the Super Bowl. In number III, he kicked three field goals, then with the New York Jets. [ Crowd cheers ] XII is under way, and it’s gonna be Butch Johnson. To about the 28, where he’s stopped by Randy Rich. Neely says this is his last game.>>Look out early with Roger staubach.>>First and 10, ball at the 29-yard line of Dallas — first play from scrimmage. Butch Johnson went in motion and look out. They dropped the reverse on the first play. Johnson will not get back near to the line of scrimmage. Tom Jackson was ready.>>And they were trying the flea-flicker, probably a play that was devised 25 or 30 years ago.>>A minus-9.>>From the end zone, the hand-off to Dorsett. Butch Johnson fumbles it, dribbles it. He didn’t even think about giving it back to Roger. That’s what he wanted to do intentionally, huh? Dorsett. Looked like Johnson might have been looking at the line of scrimmage a little early. He was supposed to get it back to Roger.>>In spite of all that, it is second and 19 for Dallas. Deep goes Dorsett. We’ll set the Denver defense in just a second. Draw play, Tony Dorsett. Perhaps the 20, but no more. Randy gradishar and lyle alzado on the tackle.>>It’ll be third and 19 now, as preston pearson comes into the Dallas backfield. The orange crush has worked so far. Staubach fakes the screen one way. He gets it to preston. It will not be a first down — perhaps back to the original line of scrimmage, but let’s go back and look straight down on it and see how it developed. There’s a flag on the far side, by the way.>>Let’s look straight down from the top of the dome. Boy, this looks like some kind of a coaching tool, doesn’t it? You can see the 3-man rush against the shotgun. Roger waggle left, screen back right.>>Personal foul on the defense, orange. Personal foul on the offense. Offset, offset — fourth down. Fourth down.>>You heard the call.>>Personal foul on both sides. So it is fourth down. The penalties offset.>>Danny white only had one punt blocked all year. He can run with it, or he can pass with it. But I think he might kick this one.>>And the guy that Denver hopes will receive it can run with it, too. Number 80 is Rick Upchurch. John Schultz, back there with him, is 86. Danny White — the first punt of this contest. And it’s a good one. It’ll be Upchurch. And Henderson hits him before he gets a chance to field it. [ Cheering ] Thomas Henderson down too soon.>>Here it is — Thomas Henderson. And it looks like Dallas might be the team that is pumped up. Upchurch had no chance to make the catch. The flag is dropped, and bad feelings already. There he is.>>Thomas Henderson, who has done throughout this year such an outstanding job on special teams, committed a foul. And it’ll be Denver first down. Quarterbacked by Craig Morton, and we’ll tell you about the rest in just a minute. Otis Armstrong, I believe, is starting, but this is Jim Tunney.>>…Number 56, first down.>>It was against Henderson, and Denver is out of the huddle in a hurry. Jon Keyworth and Otis Armstrong the set backs. Riley Odoms, the tight end at number 88, moving up on the right side now. Down goes Keyworth — Thomas Henderson.>>A loss of 5 on that first play by Keyworth. The tackle by Henderson. Second and 15.>>Let’s see how conservative Craig Morton is. They have been most of the year.>>Straight ahead, Keyworth. To the 45. 12:10 left to play in the first quarter.>>Dolbin goes out there in front of him now. [ Cheering ] It’ll be third-down situation now, as the Cowboys fake a blitz and then move back. And Morton goes to throw. Morton fires down the middle. Caught at the Dallas 35 by Haven Moses. Stopped by Benny Barnes. Much more than enough for a first down.>>Haven Moses is 6’2″, and he looks taller than that. But he comes across the middle, and anybody that saw him against Oakland for Denver knows he’ll catch it in a crowd. Ball was pretty well-thrown by Craig, though.>>20-yard gain for the Denver Broncos — first first down of this contest. Line of scrimmage — the Dallas 34.>>Craig had plenty of time, didn’t he?>>Protection was excellent. Craig Morton has never beaten his old team. Otis Armstrong breaks away from Bob Breunig. Tackled by Randy White.>>Great play by Breunig, the middle linebacker, and, of course, Lee Roy Jordan is not in there. That time he took Howard, the big guard, and stacked up a cross block and just stopped it. Watch number 53 take 60. Guard’s coming through the hole. Puts him right back into Armstrong. That’s good defense.>>There’s Jim Turner. They may not be quite at his range yet. Second and 9. Morton fakes. “Too Tall” Jones got a piece of Morton’s arm. Ed Jones did the work.>>The human helicopter got him. “Too Tall” is 6’9″ before he puts his arms up. Now watch Craig. He goes back. He always did have a deep drop. And he really never moved up into the pass pocket very well. Watch “Too Tall” reach out with those suitcases and just hit his elbow.>>Minor was the blocker.>>And Craig did grab his right arm a little bit.>>That’s an abrupt stop To make. It’s third and 9. Riley Odoms in motion. Morton fakes, and the rush is on from Randy White. And down goes Morton. [ Cheering ]>>Watch the right of your screen for number 54. Montler tries to cut him off. But you’ll see him show up. Nobody likes to play football more than Randy White, I’ll tell you.>>11-yard loss, and the Cowboy fans, who are numerous in New Orleans, are whooping it up a little bit. Bucky Dilts is number 10, and Tony Hill is standing back at the 10 for Dallas. Do not try to block it. Good kick from Dilts. Hill will let it sail. No, he’s gonna field it. Tried to. Denver might have it! [ Cheering ] Dallas…has the football. Why he fielded it I cannot answer.>>I don’t know what that ceiling looks like for a punt returner, but I’ll tell you. This was so close to being the first score of the game.>>Wow. Dallas deep in their own territory. Charlie Waters, by the way, made the recovery. At the 1. Staubach fakes. Throws to Dorsett. To the 15 — Dallas first down. Tom Jackson made the tackle — a 15-yard gain.>>I’ll tell you. This is a heck of an offensive play to call. He sticks it into Newhouse. And the quick throw — now he pumps just to get Tommy Jackson up in the air. And that’s got to scare you. I don’t care if he’s got 99 left to go. It’s too easily done by number 33. Some call.>>Some breathing room for Dallas. Out of the huddle they come, John Fitzgerald. Line of scrimmage just past the 15. Just over 9:00 left to play in the first quarter and no score. Dorsett. 3 or 4. Lyle Alzado led the defensive charge, number 77.>>Dorsett, in the game against Denver that last regular-season game, had 50 yards. Of course, we all know he had over 1,000 as a rookie. But he needed 17 carries against that Denver defense to get the 50 yards. They will try to intimidate number 33.>>At the 19, it’ll be second and 7. Dorsett again. Fumble! [ Cheering ] [ Whistle blows ] The Bronco players are saying, “It’s ours,” which you would expect.>>Boy, I’ll tell you one thing. Those linebackers off that 34 went on either side of –>>He is saying White ball. Would mean Dallas.>>You’re behind Tony Dorsett now. The dive off the right side, the cross buck. Watch the linebackers start filling. Gradishar. Rubin hangs in there at the middle. And the ball did pop out, but Dallas is escaping the bullet, right?>>Oh, they’ve dodged it twice already. It’ll be a third down for the Cowboys and four yards to go. If anybody looks tight, it’s Dallas. From the shotgun, protection is adequate for a while. Now it breaks down. It’s Rubin Carter, the nose tackle, who hit on Roger Staubach. Watch him.>>This group had 35 sacks, but forget all the stats. Watch how they do it. Roger in that position where he can read. They double on Alzado to the left. And Rubin came all the way around the horn. And Roger fumbled that football.>>They had Jackson coming on a blitz, too, but Rubin Carter did the work — key man for that Denver defense. Danny White is deep for Dallas. Rick Upchurch and John Schultz standing back for Denver. Good kick. It’ll be Schultz. And it’ll be Thomas Henderson who makes the tackle. In addition to being a fine linebacker, Henderson does a super job on special teams. A 37-yard kick by Randy White.>>Henderson does it so darn fast.>>I said Randy White — Danny White. I’m sorry. Flag on the last play. Red Miller.>>Old, passive Red Miller, huh? [ Laughs ]>>Jim Tunney pointed over to Red and said, “You stay right there.” Here’s the walk-off.>>Now Tunney will talk.>>Holding during the runback. Penalized from the end of the run. 15 yards — first down, Denver.>>As the Broncos come out in a hurry, you look at Tom Landry over on the Dallas sideline. Line of scrimmage — the Denver 39, first and 10. Lyle Alzado.>>Gosh. That’s a 500-pound bench press. That’s what he’s responsible for — he can do it.>>How about a 500-pound picture? Morton pumps one way, goes the other, and haven Moses, I believe, was the intended receiver. But he broke off the pattern, and Morton guessed wrong.>>That’s what Craig Morton has to worry about. That time Waters had gone over and helped Kyle, and it really rolled to the weak side, weak-side rotation. And Craig misread it. Luckily he threw it far enough where it was just a called ball outside.>>There is great rivalry between the Denver cheerleaders — that’s one of them — and the Dallas cheerleaders.>>[ Laughs ]>>Dallas gives you now the flex. There they go. Randy White moves up. Harvey Martin moves back. Morton moves down the middle, and a flag goes down back close to Morton. You’d have to figure holding. Rick Upchurch was the intended receiver. Thanks, Jim.>>Mike Montler might have been the one, the offensive center.>>Let’s see if we can pick up what happened.>>Jethro Pugh’s making the run. That’s Howard, the big right guard, getting some double help, by the way, from Keyworth.>>Illegal use of the hands, number 62, offense. 10-yard penalty — still second down.>>It’s Tom Glassic, the left guard, a very fine one. He’s working against Randy White. You got to use everything they’ll let you carry out there legally.>>And here is the situation which nobody enjoys who plays against Dallas. Not that. But the long yardage to go. And Dallas puts in the extra defensive backs, and here goes Morton. And down goes Morton. Intercepted by Dallas, a pass that should not have been thrown. The Cowboys have it. Randy Hughes on the interception.>>And Charlie Waters blitzed. The safety blitz got Craig Morton that time. Watch number 41 come into the pocket as the safety blitz comes from Dallas. There’s Craig setting up. Remember, he doesn’t move a lot in there. There’s Waters.>>And Randy White. And Randy Hughes with the Dallas interception. Watch it.>>Big pressure from tall people, and a great effort by the safety man, Charlie Waters.>>What a player he has become. And Roger Staubach and the offensive unit have a first and 10 at the Denver 25. No score. Drew Pearson went in motion. Roger Staubach with a lot of time and wide open is Billy Joe Dupree. To the 15. Head over heels at the 12. Louis Wright made the tackle, but B.J. has a Dallas first.>>That time the Denver linebackers — and they’re so active — watch how deep they get. And Drew Pearson is coming from left to right. And so is Dupree. And the linebackers go so deep that now Dupree, the short receiver, has 15 yards in which to move and locate them. They do hit, but they were late this time.>>First down, Dallas, at the Denver 12. 6:30 left to play, first quarter. The interception by Randy Hughes set it up. Dorsett and Newhouse behind Staubach. Newhouse. Inside the 10, to about the 9. Maybe not quite.>>I noticed that Red Miller put in the new three defensive linemen that time. He’s now got John Grant, Paul Smith, and Manor over there. He does this so he has fresh troops in the fourth quarter. Right now you got to play all four of these quarters like they are the fourth quarter.>>Joe Rizzo made that last tackle. It’ll be second and 8 for Dallas at the Denver 10. Funny kind of motion. Dorsett. Inside the 5. He with the quick feet is stopped by Louis Wright and Paul Smith.>>Watch the left of your screen now. Boy, this is some replay angle. Now watch Tony shift gears one time, cuts it back inside, and make no mistake. He will run inside and hit you hard.>>They say he’s a better runner inside than out in spite of the speed. Like somebody said, nobody does it better.>>But he hasn’t played in a Super Bowl before.>>5-yard pickup on the last play. Line of scrimmage — just inside the Denver 4. Dorsett again. Dorsett… Straight backwards. Close to a first down. He might have had it with his forward progress, but he was knocked back about 3 yards. Steve Foley was the first hitter.>>Watch the whole secondary come up and support this for Denver now. Second man through — it’s a ride play. Look at this. You’ve got Bernard Jackson. You’ve got all the linebackers.>>Bill Thompson also involved. Here’s the measurement. Dorsett’s forward progress got him close to a first. And then they cut him off. That much. [ Cheering ] And no sign of Herrera.>>The War of 1812 was lost over less than that.>>[ Laughs ] Preston Pearson checks in with Staubach with a play from Tom Landry. The full house at the Superdome up on the edge of their seats as Dallas is close to points. Right now they need inches for a first down. Dorsett has the touchdown. He never went down. Tony Dorsett puts the Cowboys on the board. [ Cheering ]>>That is only the sixth touchdown rushing against the Denver defense this year, and it came after a turnover, the I-N-T. There it is. And I’m telling you, for 190-something pounds, he’s a mean motor scooter. I’ll tell you that.>>Bernard Jackson just bounced off Dorsett, and Tony D. has the first points of Super Bowl XII. Herrera, with Waters holding, makes it 7-0, Dallas.>>5 plays, 25 yards. Dallas has three mistakes, and Denver, one. And Dallas is up 7-0.>>The interception of a poorly thrown pass by Morton by Randy Hughes set up the Dallas touchdown by Dorsett. They lead 7-0 with 4:29 left to play in the first quarter. Effren Herrera kicks one end around end. That’s John Schultz. He’s got some room. Out to the 40-yard line. Herrera made the tackle. That’s that scoring drive that Tom Brookshier was just telling you about a minute ago. And there’s the man who scored it — Tony Dorsett.>>You know…>>It’s a first down, Denver Broncos, at their own 40-yard line. Rob Lytle and Lonnie Perrin now the running backs, and that’s Lytle. Maybe 1, but no more. Jethro Pugh and Ed Jones on the tackle.>>Pat, how much does it take out of a team to get momentum by making the other team cough the ball up or almost do that, and then you’re not realizing any points?>>A lot. It’ll be second and 8. They give Lytle 2. And the Broncos trail by 7 with 3:50 left to play in the first quarter. Those are notes that Tom keeps for himself about what he wants to call the next time they have the ball. Craig Morton — drafted by the Cowboys, did a stint with the Giants, and just got socked. Picked off by Aaron Kyle, and Aaron Kyle dances down to the 40, to the 35, inside the 35. And Dallas has another break. Ed Jones on the rush.>>Watch “Too Tall” Jones. Watch the right part of your screen. Watch “Too Tall” coming up the middle now. 6’9″.>>Some of the enthusiasm seems to have gone from the Denver bench area that was there when the game began. Dallas has the football at the Bronco 35, first and 10. 3:27 left, first quarter.>>Staubach is 3-for-3.>>That’s Newhouse. Near a first down, down to almost the 25. Tom Jackson made the tackle. Dorsett, by the way, is out. And Preston Pearson is the other running back.>>Newhouse, on average with the Cowboys that’s come out of Houston — over 4 yards a shot.>>Here comes Dorsett back. Over on the Denver bench, as I mentioned a minute ago, the atmosphere is more casual than when the game began.>>They better find some fire somewhere.>>Second and 1. It’s Dorsett. Has the first down, Dallas, and more. Dorsett inside the 5 — by Louis Wright, finally. But look out.>>It looked like Chavous had a pretty good shot at him. Watch the top part of your screen now. Watch the top part. Watch the inside move. Scott falls down. That’s not needed, anyway. And that’s when Swenson, the linebacker, was set up by that cut inside. Gets a good block. My gosh, that looks like it’s a strobe-light effect, but that’s just Dorsett running.>>[ Laughs ] Herbert Scott turned up the field, and Dorsett sort of used him as a catapult.>>[ Laughs ]>>2:40 left, first quarter. First and goal at the 8 for Dallas. Dorsett… Not much this time — line of scrimmage, maybe a half yard.>>A couple of times this year, the Cowboys had chances to beat St. Louis on a Monday night and didn’t finish St. Louis. We saw them get ahead of Pittsburgh and not finish Pittsburgh. And I just have a feeling if you don’t get on Denver and just keep beating them all the time, you might have trouble finishing this team, too.>>Coach Red Miller. On his right, Babe Parilli. On the other side, Jim Myers on the headset and, of course, Tom Landry. Ball still at the 8. The fake to Pearson. The throw by Staubach, and falling down in the end zone is Billy Joe Dupree. Pass was intended for him. Bob Swenson on the coverage.>>Billy Joe didn’t look around like it was anything illegal. I think he tripped over the line marker. I guess you can do that on artificial rug, huh? Watch the left part of your screen. You might see Billy Joe doing a few gymnastics routines.>>And so it’ll be third down, Dallas, now. Line of scrimmage still the 8. Newhouse and Dorsett, the running backs. And see if Roger Staubach’s pass protection holds up. Blitz — no. [ Cheering ] Rubin Carter, Lyle Alzado, and Joe Rizzo. And then we’ll see Effren Herrera, with Charlie Waters holding.>>Watch the left part now, as the linebacker Rizzo sets it up, and Roger knows it’s over. 35 sacks during the year for the Broncos, but they got closer to quarterbacks a lot more often than that. He was kicking pretty well when we watched him during the week, wasn’t he?>>Oh, as well as I’ve ever seen him kick. It’ll be a 35-yard effort. Snap bounces. Herrera did well to get it airborne, and he hits it. A 35-yard field goal by Effren Herrera, and a good job by Charlie Waters to even get the ball down.>>That is numero 19, if that’s the way I can say it for Effren, all right? 19th field goal.>>Of this year.>>Yes.>>Huddling around Effren Herrera, the Cowboy coverage unit.>>You got to watch out for them, too. Ditka has now what they call a “Headhunter of the Week” award.>>And he’s won it twice himself.>>Yeah. And he’s just coaching it, right?>>Deep for Denver — Schultz and Upchurch. Schultz 86, Upchurch 80.>>Keep in mind, though, that either one of those young people can get back in the game in a hurry.>>Especially 80.>>Yes, Upchurch can move it. [ Whistle blows ]>>10-0 Dallas as Herrera kicks off, and Upchurch will have a chance. At the 13 is where he’ll begin. Coverage good this time from Dallas. Lonnie Perrin chased by “Too Tall” Jones and out of bounds by Benny Barnes.>>There’s Roger. They didn’t start out in a spectacular fashion. Well, they did with the flea-flicker that was bounced around. But they are cool, aren’t they?>>The last 3 points on the scoreboard for Dallas was put together that way. The interception by Aaron Kyle — it took them six plays. 35-yard field goal by Herrera. Right now it is second and 9.>>And you don’t want to try to catch up all at once. You’re still only 10 down.>>This is Lonnie Perrin. 4, perhaps. Randy White got a hand on him, and Bob Breunig finally put him down.>>I’m thinking about the Denver offense a little bit. Here you see young Perrin, who perhaps has a little more speed, even though he’s younger than Keyworth. And Keyworth is a very fine receiver, and so is Otis Armstrong. And if you’re having trouble blocking up front, maybe against Tom Landry you ought to swing your backs out and throw shorter things into the outside areas rather than down the middle.>>It’ll be third down and 6 with 40 seconds left to play in the first quarter. Dallas 10, Denver 0. Cowboys almost jumped offside, and Morton’s running for his life. Perrin — I don’t know if he caught it or not. If he did, perhaps he should not have. Randy White on the rush on Morton, and he is in severe danger every time he drops back to pass.>>I’m not gonna say a word because 54’s numbers will loom up. They’re gonna wrap all over the 7. Look at this. Craig Morton just got married. That’s not even fair.>>So far this is a nightmare for him. Tony Hill back for Dallas. Bucky Dilts will punt for Denver after they change ends of the field. [ Cheering ] That’s the end of the first quarter.>>5 yards rushing for Denver in the first period. 3 yards passing and one first down.>>Bucky Dilts, number 10, with his back to you, and Tony Hill, number 80, deep for Dallas. High kick off the inside of his foot. Denver touched it — one of the players — at about the 42-yard line. [ Whistle blows ] All of that is not really necessary. [ Whistle blows ] Godwin Turk.>>If you think they just play this game for rings and a lot of money, you got to be kidding.>>Well, that’s part of it.>>That’ll be all right tonight, later.>>That Jersey at one time fit.>>This play didn’t seem to be that important, but every play in a Super Bowl is analyzed carefully. Cliff Harris the one that came in, made the move, and tried to get a lateral off to Waters, who may ask Cliff why. There’s the action starting.>>Denver had already touched it, so he really had nothing to lose.>>Roberto Duran can whip both teams. Football players are not the greatest fighters in the world.>>They’re frightening-looking. That’s Dorsett, stopped by Bill Thompson. And again the ball pops loose. What about the statistical story of the first quarter?>>Well, I gave you those numbers — 5 yards rushing there in that third line down, 3 yards passing. Meanwhile, Dallas took advantage of the two interceptions, which were rather large. 36 rushing, 20 passing, but more important they have 10 points.>>It’ll be second and 8 for Dallas, opening seconds of quarter number two. The Cowboys lead the Broncos 10-0. [ Whistle blows ] Rafferty… Offensive right guard for Dallas might have been the one who moved. 64.>>He broke a little bit. Look at it from right above the dome. You’ll see number 64, right in the center of your screen. Watch him take a move.>>Boy, that’s a good shot.>>It’s incredible.>>I don’t suppose Mr. Rafferty would like to see it again.>>Remember, he’s only in his second year out of Penn State. That entire line is considered one of finesse, not power, but rather bright.>>Second and 13. Some near encroaching. Screen pass, Dorsett — no, Preston Pearson. I’m sorry. Preston in Denver territory. Joe Rizzo made the tackle.>>Poor, old Preston Pearson. He was beaten out of the first starting job by Tony Dorsett. All he did was catch 46 passes this year, four touchdowns, and always came in when they knew they were gonna throw the ball to him.>>Incredible. John Fitzgerald slow getting up for Dallas. And a Denver player is also hurt. It is Louis Wright. [ Whistle blows ] It’ll be third and 2. Dallas leads Denver 10-0.>>The injuries were not serious.>>Both of them were able to get off under their own power. Fitzgerald stayed in the game. Louis Wright had to come out. Pitch back to Newhouse. Got the first. To about the 43-yard line of Denver, and again the ball came loose. Denver said they had it, but the official said no. Bill Thompson and Randy Poltl.>>Watch Rafferty get out in front. Gets a good block or at least an attempted one by Dorsett. Newhouse’s legs are bigger around than they are long.>>[ Laughs ] I wonder if he knows that.>>The tacklers know that.>>First down, Cowboys. Line of scrimmage the Denver 42. Dupree. [ Cheering ] The Denver 23 is where they’ll put it down. Bernard Jackson made the tackle. 18-yard gain — Staubach to Billy Joe Dupree, the tight end.>>And Billy Joe has really worked hard at being a great tight end. The ball was thrown cleanly, and Roger really throws this one hard. I’ll tell you. The Broncos are still coming over the top. Look at Manor, huh?>>Brison Manor was the guy pressuring Roger. And now they shift. Newhouse moves. Butch Johnson also to the right side, and now he goes in motion the other way. Here’s Dorsett. Inside the 20. Bob Swenson, the linebacker, made the tackle. He was the first one to hit him. Barney Chavous, also.>>You see that time they brought the man in motion back and used Butch Johnson to try to trap one of the inside linebackers.>>That’s the Denver medical staff working on Louis Wright. Dorsett now carried 10 times, and it’s only the second quarter. He’s picked up 40 yards. Second and 6 for Dallas. Inside the 20, just barely.>>And Drew Pearson hasn’t had the ball thrown in his direction yet.>>Billy Joe Dupree has come up with a couple of key catches, and now Staubach pumps and throws. Intended for Dorsett, and they do a little dance. Tom Jackson was back there with him. The confrontation was between Dorsett and Bernard Jackson.>>Boy, what a job Bernard Jackson did, though. Traded from Cincinnati to the Broncos as a fifth back, Red Miller thought. And not only became a starter but was one of the good safeties in all of football, really.>>Red has made some very astute trades — Morton, Montler, and the one you just mentioned. Butch Johnson just checked in with a play from Landry. He delivered the message to Roger Staubach. Preston Pearson and Tony Dorsett on the wings, and Roger Staubach in the shotgun. Pressure. He gets out of one or two. Got away from Alzado. [ Whistle blows ] Stepped out of bounds! Finally picked off in the end zone by Denver’s Bill Thompson. But Staubach had already stepped out of bounds.>>Out of bounds, and the interception will not count.>>Play is dead. The interception won’t be.>>Here’s the maneuverability that Jurgensen and Unitas and Paul were talking about by Roger. Now watch him throw it. He’s out, and Denver loses possession.>>If he touches any part of that wide White line, he is out of bounds.>>And our shot was from 100 feet up.>>Let’s see. I think he’s touching it. And if he touches any part of it, he is out of bounds. That’s what the officials thought. Here’s Herrera.>>Ought to get Jimmy Connors to call it.>>[ Laughs ] Herrera… Hits it. 43 yards away — Effren Herrera makes it 13-0, Dallas. Brison Manor is number 66. Paul Smith next to him.>>And they’re complaining about the breaks all going against them, but they better stop that. Don’t boast unless you go to the roast. You know what I mean?>>[ Laughs ] 13-0, Dallas, as we wait for Effren Herrera to kick off. He’s already made a tackle today. Good, high kick. Upchurch at the 6. He’s got plenty of speed. Upchurch — and a flag goes down back at the 20-yard line. Bobby Maples, I believe, is gonna be the violator. Bruce Huther made the tackle for Dallas. That’s his second one. Flag at the 20-yard line.>>Looked like Maples may have caught Barnes or tried to hold him to make sure that Upchurch got to the corner. Tell you one thing. He must have run into a truck down at the end of the block. He really got knocked out of bounds.>>Bruce Huther was the name of the truck. Super Bowl XII.>>Illegal use of the hands on the runback, number 50. Half the distance to the goal line — first down.>>The word on Louis Wright is that he has a dislocated right shoulder. It was hurt earlier on a collision with one of the Dallas blockers. Rob Lytle and Lonnie Perrin the running backs for Denver. Craig Morton still the quarterback. Lytle… Harvey Martin went over the top of him, and Jethro Pugh made the tackle. There’s Red Miller sending in a play. Bob Breunig finally made the stop.>>Tell you. Lytle got real good yardage that time. He got 5 or 6 yards because he was low. You’re right. He went right under Harvey Martin’s grasp.>>The last Dallas scoring drive went like that. It’ll be second and 5 after a 5-yard pickup by Rob Lytle. 10:30 left to play before the half. Dallas 13, Denver 0. Morton is gonna throw. And going deep for Haven Moses. Picked off by Benny Barnes at the 40 — the third Dallas interception. [ Cheering ] It looked like Moses had him beat. Dallas has the football after an interception by Benny Barnes, who, I believe, was injured on that last play. We’ll go down for a report to Paul Hornung in just a second. Here’s Newhouse. Has a tough time getting a couple. Stopped by Randy Gradishar and others. Let’s go down to Paul Hornung.>>You’re looking at the back of Benny Barnes. They have his sock off. He has hurt his right foot it looks in the ankle area, and he cannot, as you can see, put too much weight on his right ankle. That’s the orthopedic man with the Dallas Cowboys, Dr. Marvin Wright. And of course this is very, very important. He came up with the big interception, and this is an important part of the Dallas defense. Benny is trying to put weight on his right foot. Back up to you, Pat.>>Thank you, Paul. Second and 8, Dallas. Line of scrimmage, their own 42. They lead 13-0. Newhouse. Flag down, though. It’s gonna be holding against Dallas, and the flag almost hit Ralph Neely.>>Ralph Neely’s last game, perhaps, right? Number 73 is calling it a 13-year career.>>He says. It’s against Dallas. Jethro Pugh says this might be his last one, as well — another 13-year veteran.>>22 playoff games.>>Incredible.>>That’s like a deferred income for the rest of your life.>>Holding, offense, number 73. 10 yards — same down, second. Still second down.>>One thing that Red has to guard against right now is letting his defense get so radical that they overpursue and make a big mistake, because when you get frustrated, sometimes you try too hard and can run yourself out of plays.>>Second and 18, Dallas. Preston Pearson in the backfield with Dorsett. Now they shift. Alzado with the big rush. Thrown outside, a quick screen attempted to Pearson, and he dropped it.>>Lyle Alzado, a spiritual leader that keeps coming. Tough kid from around New York City. Has found a pretty good life in Denver, hasn’t he?>>Spiritual leader, you say?>>That’s exactly what they say. A little competition going on down there. Do you feel that?>>Also, there is a game. Third and 18. Dallas goes to the shotgun, and so far they have not been able to protect Roger too well from this formation. [ Cheering ] Rubin Carter. The fourth sack by the orange crush.>>And that was strictly with three men, and Rubin Carter is only 6′ tall, 255 pounds — the perfect prototype to play noseguard. Watch him. He’s already beat Fitzgerald and now works on Scott and makes the sack. A 3-man rush, and they beat 5.>>There is the man who just put together that rush, Rubin Carter from the University of Miami.>>That’s the way not to worry about the bad breaks early in a football game.>>Danny White, with number 11, the Dallas punter. Schultz and Upchurch back for Denver. Line driver that ought to give somebody a pretty good chance. Bounces off a Denver player! Dallas has it. [ Cheering ] Bruce Huther.>>It went off the helmet of the Denver player, Johnny Schultz. He probably doesn’t know that it even happened.>>Bruce Huther made the recovery, number 57. Dallas again will be on the offense, and Rick Upchurch is really upset.>>That’s like putting 10 grand on the hard eight and then dropping the dice over the side of the table.>>Can’t believe this is happening. [ Whistle blows ] Schultz threw the block. They changed positions just as White was about to punt. Hey, wait a minute. Nothing wrong with the call. Line of scrimmage the Denver 40. Staubach gives to Dorsett. Can’t find much room. He gets to about the 37 before Randy Gradishar. Meanwhile…>>Back at the ranch.>>[ Laughs ]>>Upchurch is mad because obviously Schultz didn’t even know the ball hit his helmet because he was whacking into the Dallas player, trying to block. Notice how cool Roger Staubach is. And biorhythmic experts tell me he’s in a fine position. I’m not sure what that means, but…>>I wonder if he knows that.>>[ Laughs ]>>Second down for the Cowboys, about 7 to go. Draw to Dorsett. Tony D. Still on his feet — first down and more. Dorsett inside the 20. Stopped… [ Cheering ] Bernard Jackson made the tackle.>>He ran over Rizzo, number 59. Watch this. And he does it by sort of going into the tackler, and then he has the ability to pull it back. Now watch this. Boom. Pulls it back. Doesn’t lose much speed and gets back to that same fifth gear.>>Our information was that Louis Wright had a dislocated shoulder. Obviously, that can’t be true because he’s back in the game. Tom Landry checking out what time the bus goes back to Dallas.>>[ Laughs ]>>That’s Pearson, who has replaced Dorsett. Went behind the block of Newhouse. Stopped by Jackson and Smith.>>Boy, they come from all different formations, and to us it doesn’t look like it’s a big change, but if you’re playing a 34 defense, they’re giving you a different look on the line of scrimmage every darn play.>>Dallas has run exactly twice as many offensive plays as Denver at this point. It’ll be second and 9 now. Dallas has run 30 offensive plays, Denver 15.>>Did you see Landry a minute ago over there, when he took a piece of gum, put the paper around the old gum, and put it back in his pocket so he wouldn’t throw it on the ground?>>Now, that’s thorough coaching.>>[ Laughs ]>>Dorsett — 12 carries, 61 yards. Averaging better than 5. That one won’t help him much, though. Bob Swenson, the linebacker, made the tackle. And Roger will have to throw now. Bill Thompson helped out.>>And Swenson can really play. He’s got halfback speed. He used to be a defensive end at California, and they made him a linebacker. And, of course, all the 34 is the six with the defensive ends upright, and he stays that way most of the day. He’s quite a player, 51.>>It’ll be third down for the Cowboys and 11. Effren Herrera has two field goals. Tony Dorsett has the Dallas touchdown. And the Cowboys lead Denver 13-0. [ Whistle blows ] 6:00 left to play before the half. Dallas wants a time-out. That means they’ll have two left.>>Let’s see if Landry’s got the fresh gum in yet. I think he’s reading “The Other Side of Midnight.” What is he working?>>All we need now is a fresh play. [ Whistle blows ] The Superdome is like nowhere else. Just to give you an idea of how big it is, they could put the Astrodome inside this place. [ Whistle blows ] Flags down everywhere. [ Cheering ] You think about all the chances that Dallas has had. They lead 13-0 already. But it could well be 27 instead of 13.>>It’s not a cliché…>>False start, offensive line. Still third down.>>The darn ball, the very formation of the football being oblong and irregular, it just goes funny ways. I don’t care who you are.>>That’s why they made it that way.>>I’ve always wanted to get my hands on the guy that made that first ball.>>[ Laughs ] The field in the Superdome, by the way, because there is no need for drainage, is very flat. And sometimes, if you’re used to one with a crown on it, it makes a difference. Staubach throwing. Deflected at the last minute by Louis Wright. Intended for Butch Johnson. And again, it’ll be Effren Herrera.>>And obviously Louis Wright does not have a separated or dislocated shoulder. He reaches up with a right hand. He’s going to go to the Pro Bowl game, and he has just been a dynamite player. And we already had him in the hospital, and, Mrs. Wright, believe me. Louis is doing fine.>>Effren Herrera will attempt his third field goal now. Charlie Waters holding at the 33. So it’ll be a 43-yard attempt. Herrera… No good. He pulled it left. And Denver will take over back at the original line of scrimmage.>>That’s the first thing that stopped the Cowboys from taking advantage of everything.¿Qué pasa?>>Denver takes over at just outside their 25-yard line with 5:51 left before the half. Dallas leads 13-0. Otis Armstrong and Jon Keyworth the running backs now for Denver. Riley Odoms in motion. That’s Otis. The two defensive ends converge on Otis Armstrong — Ed Jones and Harvey Martin. Martin caught him from behind after “Too Tall” had been too much.>>I just wonder why number 72 has suddenly accelerated and just gotten into the flow. The last four or five games, “Too Tall” Jones has played beyond even what Dallas thought he might do. And that time, he took Claudie Minor, who’s about 285, and threw him out of the way like, “Let’s get on with it.”>>Denver has 7 yards rushing. 5:10 left before halftime. Second and 14. Dallas offside. That’s Keyworth. They’ll take the penalty, of course. Randy White made the tackle. Harvey Martin, I believe, jumped offsides. You talk about “Too Tall” Jones. I think it’s a little bit of a personal rivalry with the other defensive end, Harvey Martin.>>Yeah, Harvey’s got his own radio program, “The Beautiful Harvey Martin Show.” You’re right. They’re might be a little bit. Didn’t they have a contest during the year about sacks?>>Offside, defense, number 79.>>The one who gets the most sacks has to give the other one a six-pack of whatever.>>And Harvey had, what, 23 this year, right?>>Said he had so many six-packs he was throwing out groceries.>>[ Laughs ]>>5:04 left before halftime. Otis Armstrong does get around the outside. Randy Hughes made the tackle. Armstrong, not quite a first down. Might be the longest running play of the first half for Denver.>>That might have lit a fuse, too. If number 24 plays like he can play — and last year he was over 1,000. This year, with Lytle and some hamstring problems, Otis wasn’t quite Otis until against Oakland late. And he made the first down that put the Broncos where they are right now.>>One that nobody at Denver will ever forget, of course. Two tight ends now for Denver — Ron Egloff, number 85. Craig Morton says, “We are confused. We want a time-out.” And that’s Denver’s first. So they’ll have two left now.>>Wondering about the hip of Craig Morton. Quarterbacks — and I think our guys all talked about — that’s not easy with a hip pointer to be able to throw that lower body under a throw.>>It bothered him quite apparently in the playoff game against Oakland. Morton has hit 2 out of 7, by the way.>>I had dinner with him the other night, and it just bothered him really to eat some real good French food.>>Only when he laughed.>>He was in a great frame of mind, though, you know? A lot of people have been taking shots at his financial situation, and a lot of time, athletes are taken advantage of, and they’re the only people left to take care of themselves. I think this guy will take care of himself.>>He already has. It’ll be third and 4 with 4:22 left to play before the half. Odoms goes in motion. Morton throws outside. It’s caught outside by Dolbin, number 82. There’s a flag on the play. I think Odoms really was in motion. I think he had started forward.>>Boy, that’s gonna hurt. Dolbin makes the deep-out catch. He had five against Dallas when they played that last regular-season game. He’s got great speed. Kyle had his problems with him.>>Benny Barnes has gone to the locker room. And Mel Renfro, the veteran…>>Illegal formation, number 71.>>Claudie Minor is number 71 for Denver, the offensive right tackle. It’ll be third and 9. That would have been Denver’s second first down.>>Minor tried to get into the backfield somehow. Maybe that’s because of “Too Tall.”>>[ Chuckles ] Third down, 9. 4:16. Dallas leads Denver 13-0. That’s before the half, that time remaining. Morton back to throw, and Morton throws. Jack Dolbin loses it. Dallas has it. It’s Randy Hughes. He’s to the 30. Out of bounds goes Randy Hughes. The ball, as Tommy said a minute ago, is sometimes very difficult to hold onto.>>And Craig really throws. Just gets great protection. The twist is on by Dallas, and they pick it up. He hums this one. Dolbin is a super, little receiver, and he took 2 1/2 steps with it, and Waters got him. And look at the ball bounce up for Randy Hughes. Things are big in Texas.>>That’s Minor, number 71, that put him out of bounds, and the Cowboys operate in Denver territory deep again. Line of scrimmage — the Bronco 27-yard line. 4:05 left before the half. Dallas first down. It’s Dorsett. To the 18, by Bob Swenson. The Bronco cheerleaders and Bronco fans have had very little to be enthusiastic about, but those are the people that will be on at the half — from Southern University. And what a show they put on.>>That time, Tony Dorsett beat a pretty good defensive move. Swenson was in good shape to make the tackle on anybody maybe but a person of Dorsett’s ability.>>8 yards for Dorsett. Second down, 2 yards to go. Newhouse… By Neely’s block, and Newhouse is inside the 10. Out of his shoes is one of the defenders. Robert Newhouse — a 10-yard pickup, and they’ll move the sticks.>>Now this is not misdirection. Watch Dorsett’s block on the outside. 33 gets one right there. And Newhouse takes advantage of somebody else’s blocks.>>Newhouse almost maintained his balance, and he could have scored. Randy Gradishar is down for Denver.>>Might be the ankle. He had a badly sprained one from the last season game on, and he’s played well in the playoffs. Look at this shot. I wonder if LeRoy Neiman can grab that one. Or that one.>>That’s Jim Myers closest to you and, of course, the ever-dapper Mr. Landry. Randy Gradishar is still down. [ Applause ] Randy Gradishar I would think is probably through for the day.>>You give everything you’ve got, huh? He does.>>The amazing thing about this Denver team is they had so very few injuries all year long.>>I think Bain, the big tackle, early in the season, and the rest of the guys played with the minor bumps, but nothing big.>>Dallas has 88 yards rushing so far. Denver has 11. At the 9, it’s first and goal for the Cowboys. They already lead 13-0. Roger Staubach… Outside, Newhouse. Newhouse is swarmed on by Swenson and the rest of the group of Denver defenders, principally Rubin Carter.>>Swenson beat Donovan’s block out there. The Cowboys screen so quickly that their linemen are actually blocking on defenders as the ball is moving, which is almost like an illegal pick in basketball. But that time they beat them.>>By the way, Tom, one of the outstanding contributors all year long to the Dallas effort was Jay Saldi, the backup tight end on the special teams. He’s not dressed.>>Leg problem.>>Uh-huh. So Pat Donovan is the backup tight end today. [ Whistle blows ] That’ll be 2:00 left before the half, and Red Miller and Tom Landry will be so advised by the officiating crew. Staubach looking and firing. Intended for Drew Pearson as he curled around behind Bill Thompson. Roger threw it a little low and a little hard.>>Which he can do. You might recall he plays with injuries and plays pretty well. But we saw him have some games where he really didn’t hit the receivers all the time.>>Drew Pearson the intended receiver, and that’s the first pass they’ve aimed at his direction, which is really a tribute to Denver’s pass coverage.>>The Denver defense has played pretty well, when you think about how long they’ve been where they are.>>Newhouse and Pearson the running backs, and here comes Preston in motion. Sprint out. Throw back. Newhouse got it. Chased by Alzado. And Newhouse got back to the 15, but a great effort by Lyle Alzado and the Denver defense. Let’s go down to Nick Buoniconti.>>Randy Gradishar has left the field. His ankle was so tender that they had a difficult time getting the shoe off. They’re going to X-ray his ankle and see if it’s broken. If it is, of course, he won’t play the rest of the day. We’ll have to wait and see.>>Thank you, Nick.>>You know, we just saw one of the darnedest football plays. Lyle Alzado, at about 252, caught Newhouse from behind, and he was 15 yards whipped when he started to run.>>And so Effren Herrera for his fourth field-goal attempt. That one is wide right. Dallas has had chances to be ahead by 30. Instead they lead by 13.>>Does that happen to a kicker if he misses one to the left? Do you adjust the old toe and try one a little further out to the right?>>I can only speak for conventional-style kickers.>>[ Laughs ]>>Not soccer style.>>Old square-toed guys, right?>>Yeah.>>[ Laughs ]>>Whatever. Mr. Landry is gonna discuss it with him and is.>>Talk about the size of the football.>>He was my kicking coach at one time, Tom Landry.>>Then you know.>>And he really helped me. I’ll say that. Rob Lytle and Lonnie Perrin. This is Riley Odoms. He lost the football, and Dallas’ Randy Hughes has it right back. [ Cheering ] Randy Hughes on the recovery after Riley Odoms had it knocked loose.>>Good pass by Craig Morton. Good catch by Odoms, the top receiver for them. And, by the way, I think the AFC’s top receiver for the last four or five years. The ball was not put away, and Odoms was. I think Tommy Jackson, the great small linebacker for the Broncos, limped off on that last defensive series, too. And a lot of people are falling now.>>Jackson is back in the game. And we’ll watch him. 59 seconds left to play before the half. The Cowboys lead it 13-0. There’s Jackson.>>Is he an incredible athlete? And I’m telling you. He can’t be more than 5’10”, about 210.>>And they don’t know how fast he is.>>Or how hard he hits.>>It is a first down, Dallas. Fake draw…fake screen. Billy Joe Dupree. Ball is loose! And this time Denver, I believe, has it back. It is Jackson on the recovery.>>The two missed field goals might be more prophetic than we now think. Watch this. And now Jackson is held to the right of your screen, near the line of scrimmage, by that pump. And now it’s wide open because the linebackers have taken that short screen fake. Boy, he was stripped.>>Steve Foley put the helmet on the ball and knocked it loose. And Jackson made the recovery. Denver takes over at their own 12-yard line with 49 seconds left to play before the half.>>I think Foley’s a local New Orleans boy, too, isn’t he?>>He is. Went to Tulane, where he was a quarterback. That’s Rob Lytle. And there’s a flag. Mike Hegman was one of the Dallas tacklers.>>It was in the illegal crack-back or holding area. There’s the early signal by Tunney.>>Denver’s been operating deep in their own territory most of the time.>>Craig Morton is 4-of-9 for 39. That was the third carry by Lytle, but he only had two before that.>>Holding, offense — number 60. Half the distance to the goal line. Still first down.>>Paul Howard is number 60.>>There it is on the outside. Mark Washington got good position, and Howard made a good tackle.>>Randy White right in front of the center. [ Whistle blows ] As Dallas operates from a 3-man front — Martin, Jones, and White. Here’s Tunney.>>It’s illegal receiver or something strange?>>There was a whistle, not on the field. The play will go over. Still first down.>>There was a whistle, not on the field.>>Don’t whistles have to be blown by human beings? I wonder who has the other whistle.>>I think it was the band getting ready for halftime.>>[ Laughs ]>>There’s Jackson, who made that last recovery for Denver. That’s Lonnie Perrin. Randy White the first tackler. Dallas defense has played well, but then so has Denver’s. Cowboys lead the Broncos 13-0.>>The great thing about this situation is Denver’s not out of the game. 13-0 does not a game make.>>Not at all.>>And their defense has sort of ripped and run a little bit lately here.>>They have lost one of their key linebackers, Randy Gradishar, and Dallas has lost Benny Barnes. They’ve both gone to the locker room. That was a Dallas time-out, and they have one left.>>There’s a heck of a coach right in front of Tom Landry, right there, Mr. Stallings, right?>>I’ll say.>>Linebacker extraordinaire coach.>>And there’s a remarkable guy, too, Gil Brandt — super scout.>>I got a feeling Denver’s back in this football game. There’s Gil.>>How about this player with the blue shirt on, the dark outfit. Could he play?>>Not only could he play, but he could handle that defensive line. Ernie Stautner teaches the guys that are about a foot taller than he is. But I don’t know if they’re tougher than Ernie Stautner.>>I don’t think so. His arms were like Jackhammers when he played. Craig Morton on second down now and 11. His team trails 13-0. A collision between Morton and Lytle, and Lytle’s got the first down for Denver to the 27. Mel Renfro made the tackle.>>That time Randy White — they lined up in a 3-man front with a prevent-type thing. And I have a feeling Denver works enough against their own people to run at a three pretty well. They blew them right out of there that time.>>The second first down for Denver in the first half. Lytle got it — a 16-yard gain.>>I keep getting that itchy feeling, though, that sometimes Dallas doesn’t go for the jugular and finish a team off. And this team could have been in real bad shape, and those two missed field goals — I keep thinking Denver may come out and make the second half work.>>You are so right. Number 12 is Craig Penrose, and number 14 is Norris Weese, backup quarterbacks for Denver. And Red Miller, of course.>>Babe Parilli there to the right of the screen that helps with the quarterbacks, which means that — you know, Craig Morton didn’t come in right away. He came in there and was the third-team quarterback. Red put him third team, and when they opened the preseason, Craig Morton won that first preseason game against Baltimore and was elected team captain. And he was new to the team.>>He is excited to be here, as well you would expect — Red Miller. [ Whistle blows ] Said something very nice to me the other day. That’s Tom Landry. He said, “People don’t give John Rostum enough credit.” Said Red Miller.>>That is a nice statement. I’ll tell you.>>He’s the one who did most of the drafting of this Denver team. Morton to Lytle. And Lytle is to the 40. [ Whistle blows ] 17 seconds left to play before the half. Mark Washington made the tackle on Rob Lytle, and Denver takes a time-out.>>All the pad hitting right now is in that orange uniform. Man in motion, run straight at it. Cross buck — a little misdirection. And here comes Lytle. I’ll tell you. I’ve never seen a guy from Michigan that couldn’t play football.>>Claudie Minor was the blocker out in front of him, and Lytle apparently has very good balance.>>Denver sideline is standing a little taller now, too.>>Yep. As you said, they could have been blown right out of this thing with all the opportunities the Cowboys have had. But he doesn’t look rattled, does he? [ Cheering ]>>I remember one time he came back out in New York Stadium to do an interview with us, and we were caught, and he was not exactly the most popular quarterback in New York City. And I just had to think that Craig Morton is something special a little bit.>>A little bit of class.>>Mm-hmm.>>At the 40, the line of scrimmage, with 17 seconds left to go before the half. First and 10, Broncos. Lytle and Perrin the running backs. Morton… Intercepted, number four. This is Mark Washington, and down the sideline goes Washington with 6 seconds left to play. And some of the folks who aren’t playing went down.>>Craig Morton almost had too much time to look around. He’d like to throw it now, but he moves and shifts left. Now gets good time. Now he throws over, and it’s all zone. All Mark Washington was doing was staying in the short zone. The ball was thrown right to him. And two photogs hit the dirt.>>Fourth interception by Dallas. [ Whistle blows ] That ties the Super Bowl record set by the Jets against Baltimore in 1969. Dallas, with 6 seconds left To go before the half, will take it over just outside the 35-yard line of Denver. Cowboy first down. 6 seconds left to play in the first half. Pearson and Dorsett the running backs. Roger Staubach is going for the bunch. Pearson out of bounds. 1 second, and here comes Herrera again.>>He’s been wide left and wide right.>>So this one ought to be down the middle.>>It better be.>>He’s got to be getting close to a record for field goals attempted.>>That’s Charlie Waters holding.>>Charlie Waters holding. Roy Gerela had the record of six attempted, lifetime.>>Herrera, this will be number five in the first half. Effren is wide left — 2 out of 5 in the first half. [ Cheering ] And so Dallas leads it 13-0. It’ll be a lonely halftime for him.>>Depending on which dressing room he goes into.>>[ Laughs ] Effren Herrera has hit twice, missed three times, and Dallas leads 13-0. They were saying before the game, all the kickers were, that this is a difficult place to kick. Pat Summerall here with Tom Brookshier and the second half of Super Bowl XII. Dallas leads it 13-0 with at least 30 minutes more of football to play. Effren Herrera is number 1. Not a good first half for him. He hit his first two field-goal tries and missed three after that. It would be 22-0 if he were perfect.>>We’d like to tell people not to send us things. A group from Colorado sent us a bunch of apples, but we won’t even be able to get through the detection devices at the airport. They’re loading us in with all the goodies.>>Rick Upchurch is number 80 for Denver. John Schultz is 86. And Effren Herrera will kick off. Upchurch ever dangerous. And he seems to save his good efforts for the good teams.>>And this might be one of the better ways for Denver to get back in the game.>>Schultz almost broke a kickoff earlier. Got it back to about the 40. Herrera has indicated he is ready. And here we go. From the 35, Effren line-drives it. That’s Schultz to the 25. 35, almost. Tony Hill made the tackle along with Thomas Henderson. Halftime statistics.>>Much closer than you might think, right? But look down to the bottom lines. 4-for-10 for Denver for Craig Morton and four interceptions. 9-for-14 for Staubach. And those turnovers just really set the pace for the whole thing, didn’t they?>>If you turn it over seven times, as Tom indicated a minute ago, and only trail by 13-0, you still got a lot of life. Jon Keyworth and Otis Armstrong the running backs, and that’s Keyworth. And “Doomsday” is still very strong. “Too Tall” Jones and Jethro Pugh. Roger Staubach.>>He doesn’t look too tense, does he?>>Been here before. Cowboys, of course, are 1-2 in previous Super Bowls. They beat Miami.>>As we said earlier, they’re the last NFC team other than the Green Bay Packers.>>Was Dallas, when they beat Miami here in New Orleans. Not in this stadium — at Tulane stadium. Morton gives to Armstrong, and Otis has got some room. Good blocking on the outside by Denver. Cliff Harris knocked him out of bounds, but an 18-yard pickup by Otis Armstrong.>>Watch big Claudie minor now to the top of your screen go outside and get Henderson turned in, right there. A great block by an offensive tackle. We’ve told you before Otis Armstrong wasn’t taken number one for nothing. Cliff Harris almost missed by trying to go for the ivory maybe.>>Good block by Riley Odoms, too. First down, Denver. Morton is gonna test the flex. He fires, and it’s over the head of Dolbin. Denver had two receivers right together — Moses and Dolbin. And when your good defenders — they stay close to the receiver. There was a lot of Dallas people around.>>And notice how Craig is constantly moving to the left now because of “Too Tall’s” shadow on him, I think. Pretty good throw, and the best thing that can happen right now, if you don’t catch it, is to have it to go somewhere where nobody is.>>Second and 10. Morton ran the option play and flipped back to Jon Keyworth. And out of bounds he went by Charlie Waters.>>How about that? Craig Morton — we’re worried about his hip pointer. Watch what he does — the reverse roll inside, misdirection, and now he options. He is going to option. Keyworth, by the way, played eight positions at Colorado in the Big 8, and he’s a very versatile athlete. He’s a good one.>>Hi, Pat!>>It’ll be third down. Oh, thank you. Hi. Third down, 4. The line of scrimmage, the Dallas 41. Cowboys lead Denver 13-0. Morton drops. Harvey Martin was there, and Morton just had to throw it to keep from being sacked again. A great year he’s had. Club record 23 sacks by Harvey Martin.>>It’s supposed to be a screen pass, a roll to the right. But I’ll tell you. Andy Maurer couldn’t even keep Harvey Martin off. He took the inside.>>And the Denver defense will be tested again. Bucky Dilts coming up with his third punt of the day. Number 10 is the rookie from Georgia. Left-footed. Sometimes a little slow. Gonna throw. Bucky Dilts will go down. Aaron Kyle read it perfectly. We were watching Dilts throw in practice, and he can hum it. There’s a flag down.>>He can throw the ball about 60 yards. I can’t believe that once he saw the pass wasn’t open, he didn’t kick it. [ Cheering ] Oh-ho.>>Penalty is against Dallas.>>Let’s see what the penalty is. That determines whether it’s a first or not. Here’s the left-footer, a rookie.>>…Defense, 12 men. Penalized from the line of scrimmage.>>No wonder they covered it so well. They had 12 men on the field.>>Right.>>He can’t believe that.>>He’s done it before probably and gotten away with it. There are so many people coming in and out.>>That is not, of course, an automatic first down. It may be still fourth down, Denver.>>If that’s a full 5, they’re gonna make it.>>It’s close.>>My solid geometry tells me that this may be a crucial measurement.>>Would you think even if it isn’t a first down that they would go for it, anyway? I would. It’s all academic, because it is. 12 men on the field for Dallas gives Denver a first down at the Cowboy 36. First and 10, Denver.>>Red Miller is breathing again. [ Laughs ]>>And looking over his notes. And Jim Tunney says, “Wait just a second.”>>Boy, I like this, though. Tunney is in complete control of this game, and he will take time to make sure it is done right.>>That’s why he’s working. Indoors for the first time — Super Bowl XII, Dallas and Denver. First time two teams that have played in the regular season meet in the Super Bowl. Morton. Under fire, underthrows.>>Tell you. It was “Too Tall” Jones, and I’m not gonna call him “Too Tall” anymore. “T.T.” Jones was right on Craig’s right arm.>>Might have to change his name to “Too Good” Jones. He’s been overpowering.>>The last three or four weeks of the season, he played the run well all the way, but he is manhandling extremely good offensive tackles.>>Number 72 is 6’9″ and 265.>>And still growing.>>He could dunk it into the third deck. Second and 10. Draw play to Keyworth is a good call and gets good yardage. Larry Cole and Randy White made the tackle. Number 63 — been with the Cowboys during the years of the original “Doomsday” defense. Still playing well.>>Pretty good third-down play right here, and I saw Randy Hughes and company come in. It’s a test.>>Third-and-6 situation. Watch those people behind the line. See if it’s a blitz. Nope. Otis Armstrong. Oh, man.>>Randy Hughes — super tackle, number 42.>>Helped by Ed Jones.>>Watch the left part of your screen. Larry Cole goes through. Watch this. A good call by the Denver offense. Watch 42. He was an also an academic All-America at Oklahoma.>>Charlie Waters is injured. He got sort of buried under that pile, and there he is. Dr. Knight. Watch “Too Tall” Jones on that last play.>>We told you how big he is. Now we want you to understand that you can get up and fight again, right? Oh, man. Ernie Stautner must really be talking to him.>>Right now they’re still checking on Charlie Waters. He looks like he might be all right. 41 is Waters. He’s like a new man in the last two, three years. Remember when he was at cornerback, and everybody worked on him?>>He learned a lot. He learned to go to safety. [ Both laugh ]>>And he learned to go there well. Jim Turner from 47 yards out. Is he gonna have it? He does! [ Cheering ] Line-drive kickoff by Turner will go out of bounds. Larry Brinson, number 36, watched it bounce. So Jim will have to go back to the 30 to kick off now. The Denver scoring drive — nine plays, 35 yards, a 47-yard field goal by Jim Turner.>>And one of those plays against a 12-man defense.>>[ Chuckles ]>>There’s Charlie.>>Well, I told you the kicker said the air inside this place is dead.>>[ Laughs ]>>Charlie Waters looks like he’ll be able to continue.>>Buoniconti down on the sidelines says it looks like Randy Gradishar may bring that bad ankle back out and get on the next defensive series. We’ll watch, huh? [ Whistle blows ] Turner’s kick… Gonna be Butch Johnson as Turner hits it good. Butch lost it. Denver swarms at the 20. The Broncos, led by Rob Nairne, down in a hurry as Butch couldn’t find the handle.>>I’ll tell you. Butch hasn’t found the handle all game, and I’ve never seen him bobble a ball at all. He’s had three times when he just can’t quite get the handle at all.>>Rob Lytle, number 41, with his back to you and Randy Rich also. Bronco fans coming to life. Dallas leads by 10, 13-3. 12:19 left to play, third quarter. Newhouse. Rubin Carter, the nose tackle, and Barney Chavous, number 79, made the tackle.>>And remember — this defense sacked Roger four times in the first half, and we almost forgot about it because offensively things were going wrong. The defense right now could set the tempo for that bunch in orange, and they are really nasty on defense. If you like to watch defense, watch them.>>They are quick and tough. It’ll be second and 9 for Dallas, the line of scrimmage their own 23. Just under 12:00 left to play, third quarter. Cowboys lead by 10. They’re not gonna sit on it. Newhouse. [ Whistle blows ] To about the 27-yard line. Tom Jackson, the linebacker, wrapped him up shy of a first down. So it’ll be third for Dallas.>>Okay, take a look now. Remember. Bronco linebackers can really get there. They’re backing off. Nobody panics. He’ll make the catch. And that’s all he’s gonna get.>>Jackson made the tackle. How’s your throat? I know you’re having problems.>>I’m having to force it a little bit. But I play hurt.>>Well, Randy Gradishar is in the game as a linebacker, and he’s playing hurt.>>Preston Pearson and Tony Dorsett the running backs for Dallas as Staubach drops again. Outside, Pearson — the Dallas first down on that completion. Steve Foley got him out of bounds, but there’s a flag on the play. [ Cheering ] Against Dallas.>>Tell you, the amazing thing about Preston Pearson is, he only comes in, lately, on third down. You know he’s gonna get the ball somehow, and he must disappear out there. I don’t quite understand it. [ Cheering ]>>Here’s Jim Tunney.>>Ineligible lineman downfield, number 68. 10 yards, still third down. Third down.>>Herbert Scott is number 68. It will be third down.>>And Dallas has had trouble with third-down situations — 2-of-10.>>There’s Herbert Scott. Third-and-13 situation. Ball back to the Dallas 18 now and shotgun. Staubach under pressure. Down at the 20. And we’ll get a look at Danny White. Randy Gradishar, number 53, made the tackle.>>Here’s what Roger saw. And only a great athlete could pull this off. Watch it. It collapses. I’ll tell you. At 34 or 35, he can still move it.>>And don’t forget that Denver is putting this pressure on with just a 3-man rush. A reason to be happy for the Broncos. 10:20 left to play, third quarter. Upchurch and Schultz deep for Denver. Danny White — oh, he really rooted this one. Schultz going way back. Chased him back to the 27-yard line. And the coverage is there again. Schultz fights back to about the 35 — a 53-yard kick by Danny White. The Denver rooters have turned New Orleans upside down, and it looks like they’re trying to do the same thing with the Superdome. And there’s the Dallas contingent — our friend Whistlin’ Ray.>>It’s a long way from over.>>At the 35, it’s first down, Denver, and Morton fires outside. Intended for Haven Moses. Aaron Kyle on the coverage.>>Watch Andy Maurer now. And Andy had had some problems sticking with other teams. He’s number 74 against Harvey Martin. Maurer, at about 280, backs Harvey off the line of scrimmage. And Harvey keeps coming. Ball incomplete, but the war always goes on, doesn’t it?>>For the Dallas defense. It’s second and 10, Denver. Rob Lytle does well to get back to the line of scrimmage. Chased by Randy White and Charlie Waters. Forced first by Henderson. By the way, on that last punt, I said it was Schultz. It was Rick Upchurch on the return. It’s amazing what happens to people when they see themselves, isn’t it?>>If they only knew how they looked.>>[ Laughs ] Tom Landry watching his defense face a third-and-10 situation. And this is the situation that you hate to be in against Dallas.>>Denver is 1-for-6 on third down.>>Mel Renfro one of the defenders. There’s a rush, and Morton will not get away. Randy White, Harvey Martin, Larry Cole, and Ed Jones apply the pressure. Second sack of Craig Morton, but the pressure’s been stronger than that.>>They’re handling that twisting defense pretty well, but Craig knows it’s no time to get the hip pointer. And there are a lot of angry people out there. Those two lines do not like one another at all by now. I’ll tell you.>>Bucky Dilts, number 10, to punt for the Denver Broncos, and deep for Dallas is Tony Hill. The left-footer hangs it high, and Tony Hill signals for the fair catch at his own 41, where Dallas will take over after a 33-yard kick by Dilts. 9:28 left in the third quarter.>>Let’s see how that Denver defense does now. They can get their team back in it.>>On first down, Roger Staubach fakes. Is gonna run it. And goes down and out of bounds almost. Tackled by Joe Rizzo. Staubach scrambles for about 6.>>I think most teams will allow him to scramble and take a good shot for 4 or 5 yards. He isn’t gonna run enough to really break your back unless you make it too important.>>A lot of teams will tell you they encourage him to run, let him run. I know the Redskins feel that way.>>[ Chuckles ] Especially their defensive people, right?>>Second and 5. Newhouse and Dorsett — quick count. A flag on the play. Dallas never quite got set. Billy Joe Dupree might have been shuffling around a little bit. There’s Randy Gradishar, number 53. And the way he limped off, it looked like he’d never be back. [ Cheering ]>>Illegal motion. They weren’t set.>>Illegal motion, lineman.>>I’m glad Jim Tunney said something.>>I’m glad he said that.>>What, illegal motion?>>Is that some shot from the top of this dome?>>Right down on top of the Dallas offensive huddle.>>You know, I wonder if they know how many millions of people are watching them right now. That’s the thing that’s mind-boggling.>>I don’t think anybody on that field has any idea. What they’re thinking about right now has nothing to do with people watching. Second and 10. 13-3, Dallas over Denver. 8:43 left to play, third quarter. They fake to Dorsett. Drew Pearson’s first catch. And Drew has a first down. He had more. He gave up 3 or 4 to try to cut back and break something. Stopped by Bill Thompson.>>What a player and maybe the best playoff receiver of all time. Again, at 180 pounds, number 88 will come across the middle. Roger hits him super. Now watch him give ground, almost get back to where the sticks are important. My gosh, he turns it upfield. Not bad for a free-agent walk-on, huh?>>Look at Billy Joe Dupree coming over, trying to block. That’s his first catch, as I said — a 13-yard pickup, a Dallas first down at the Denver 45. Less than 8:00 to play, third quarter. Roger Staubach gives to Dorsett, and Dorsett spun back to the line of scrimmage and no more. Brison Manor made the tackle. Charlie Waters having his left calf wrapped.>>Dallas trying to get back that feeling, that intensity that everybody wants without being tight. They might have been fortunate in the first half. They know now they’ve got to dig it out and play.>>As you look at the back of Pat Donovan. Roger Staubach thinking about a second and 9 at the Denver 45. Dorsett is the lone set back, and now Newhouse joins him. Herbert Scott trying to protect Roger. Staubach fires deep for Golden Richards. Overthrows. Louis Wright was right back with Golden stride for stride.>>I’ll tell you. Watch Manor come now. A former Dallas Cowboy picked up by Denver will come from that right side and put Roger down after he throws this spaceship. Denver still hitting it a lick. I’ll tell you.>>Right in the middle of the NFL emblem.>>[ Laughs ]>>And so it’s a third down. And there’s that emblem Staubach is strolling up over. And now strolling back into the shotgun spot. Going deep. Oh, what a catch! And he dropped it. It is a touchdown! [ Cheering ] Butch Johnson — what an effort. A 45-yard touchdown shot from Staubach to Butch Johnson. Look at this one.>>The ball is thrown beyond Butch Johnson — a big rush by Denver up the middle. Watch this catch. He only has to have possession over the goal line. He’s got it.>>A beauty.>>He got it. He rolled over the numbers.>>That ranks up right there with the ones that Lynn Swann made two years ago. What an effort by a super athlete. In fact, two of them.>>And Roger had just tried Golden Richards before that and came back with his replacement to get it.>>Dallas 19 and now 20, as Effren Herrera adds the extra point out of the hold of Charlie Waters. CBS Action Track is a new device. Watch this.>>That’s Orwellian, isn’t it?>>[ Laughs ] That was Herrera’s last extra point. You can follow the path of the ball, and that’s the guy who put the foot into it. Effren Herrera. Dallas 20, Denver 3. Cowboys about to kick off. Good kick. At the 8 is Upchurch. And maybe more than the 8. Herrera does not get him. Cowboys still do not get him. [ Cheering ] At the 27 is Rick Upchurch. David Stalls finally made the tackle. 65-yard kickoff return.>>They say that Upchurch is only 4.5 for the 40, but he might be the quickest guy at 4.5 speed you’ve ever seen. He’s from Toledo, Ohio, originally, and I’m telling you he is a turn-on factor. He can make it happen. This is one of the great returns.>>That is a Super Bowl record. That breaks the record that was held by Thomas Henderson — a 65-yard kickoff return by Rick Upchurch. Craig Morton fakes to Lytle. Morton, under pressure, almost intercepted by “Too Tall” Jones, and he feels bad. Let’s go down to Paul Hornung for a report.>>Pat, they escorted Butch Johnson into the locker room for a quick X-ray on his right arm. He may have cracked a bone, but I think he’ll be back. He was smiling when he went for the X-ray. Back to you.>>Thank you, Paul. He was smiling because of that spectacular catch he made, I’m sure. Broken bones seem academic at this point.>>[ Laughs ] How about that almost interception by Ed Jones?>>Craig Morton is out of the game, and Norris Weese is the Denver quarterback. He can run. That’s Rob Lytle, and he can run. It’ll be a third down. There’s Craig Morton over on the sideline talking to Red Miller. In the meantime, Norris Weese is the quarterback.>>He’s only a second-year man out of Mississippi, but he runs the option as well as maybe anybody in pro football. So he doesn’t get to play a lot. But he played against Dallas in that last regular-season game and played pretty well. He didn’t get many points, but he moved the football.>>Dallas won that game 14-6, by the way. And there’s Craig Morton still looking on. The running quarterback with Rob Lytle and Lonnie Perrin. “Too Tall” Jones is out there, but the shovel pass goes to ex-Cowboy Jim Jensen, and he might have a first down. Charlie Waters made the tackle. Watch “Too Tall” Jones.>>All right, watch him make the move. The other thing is, this is what Denver’s got to do — get the backs out of there, throw quicker, shorter passes. And Weese barely does get a sidearm by him.>>It’ll be fourth down. The pressure by Jones on the last play. There’s Norris Weese on fourth down. Play comes in from the sideline with backup tight end Ron Egloff, number 85.>>They’ve got Weese at 6’1″, and I do not believe it.>>He threw it under “Too Tall” Jones. Fourth and 1, and the Broncos will go. The option. Jensen has the first down and more. He almost has a touchdown. Aaron Kyle knocked him out of bounds. [ Cheering ] Watch that option play.>>All right, Weese starts out. He’s supposed to take a tackle, which he does, and then he gives it up. Look at Lytle out in front of the block on Harris. Over the top by Jensen, a 235-pounder that Dallas made one big mistake on. They didn’t keep him long enough.>>He went out of bounds at the 1-yard line. Actually, it’s inside the 1, as you can see. Morton on the sideline looks on. Norris Weese remains the quarterback. First and goal at about the half-yard line. Rob Lytle and Jim Jensen behind Weese. Touchdown, Denver! [ Cheering ]>>Here’s the touchdown from above. Jensen leading in. Maurer takes Harvey Martin inside. Boy, that’s just guts football there.>>And Rob Lytle burrowed into the end zone. The orange crush comes right back. Here’s the touchdown from Lytle, behind Jensen.>>Offensive line did a good job. I’ll tell you. That’s not easy there.>>Andy Maurer and group. Jim Turner will try the extra point. [ Whistle blows ] Flag goes down. Weese, the quarterback, is the holder.>>How about Rick Upchurch’s return?>>Sort of lit the fire, didn’t it?>>[ Whistles ]>>Offside, defense. Will be assessed on the kickoff.>>The offside penalty will be assessed on the kickoff. So they’ll kick off from the 40 instead of the 35. [ Whistle blows ] When Ed Jones is offside, you know about it. 20-10. 5:39 left to play, third quarter. Dallas 20, Denver 10. Bronco mania has traveled from the Mile High City to the Superdome in New Orleans. You spent some collegiate time there, didn’t you?>>Too many years, yes.>>15 penalties by both teams sets a new Super Bowl record. The old record is 14 in 1971, when Baltimore beat Dallas.>>You know what I really appreciated before this game? Walter Cronkite’s explanation of why he loves the Super Bowl.>>What?>>That is for the greatest event of all time and everything, it really has very little serious impact on really hard-news things and things that are crucial to the world itself. It’s just fun.>>And he is one of those who enjoys himself. Deep for Dallas now, Doug Dennison and Larry Brinson. And that’s Brinson at the 6, and he’s got an alley. Flag went down. And Larry Brinson went down about the 27, and from the reactions of the Denver players, it must be against those in White.>>Looked like Henderson was putting on the speed, and maybe somebody had to wrap him from behind. [ Cheering ] Oh-ho!>>A holding penalty against Dallas.>>Might have been Thomas Henderson that was…>>We’ll check it out in just a second. Watch the Action Track again, the CBS Action Track. Watch it.>>Is that you kicking that one?>>[ Laughs ] No, that’s too high. That’s Jim Turner.>>Personal foul — unnecessary roughness, number 56, during the runback. Half the distance to the goal line — first down.>>It was Henderson. And Jim Tunney told you the reasons why. So it’ll be a first down, Dallas, the ball at their own 14. Cowboys 20, Broncos 10. [ Whistle blows ] Louis Wright, the cornerback, all by himself did that. Scoring drive by Denver.>>We got a dogfight. You know that?>>That drive doesn’t tell you the key play, though. That was the kickoff return by Upchurch.>>He was a running back at Minnesota. Can you believe that? He’s only in his third year.>>Second and 9 for Roger Staubach. Butch Johnson, you can see, number 86, is back in the game. We thought he might have some arm problems. He made that spectacular catch earlier. Louis Wright comes right up in front of Johnson, number 86, on the left side of your picture. Roger Staubach is gonna throw. And he does, and wide open is Billy Joe Dupree. And the block by Drew Pearson is annihilation. What a block by wide receiver Drew Pearson. Randy Gradishar and Joe Rizzo made the tackle. If we watch that again — you see Louis Wright pointing back at Drew Pearson. Watch this block. Well, we got problems. We’ll try it again.>>Watch how coolly number 12 stays in there to throw this ball. And Alzado was coming.>>Watch the block coming. Drew Pearson from the blind side. There goes Lyle Alzado. And that’s all he’s got. First down, Dallas. Line of scrimmage, their own 33. Newhouse breaks straight ahead for about 6. Jackson and Gradishar.>>Boy, that hole opened up. It looked like it was a 40-yarder. And it closed so quickly. Jackson might be one of the best tacklers I’ve ever seen in football.>>And one of the quickest, certainly. 6-yard pickup for Newhouse. Make it second and 4. The message from Landry gets to Staubach from Butch Johnson. 3:30 left to play, third quarter. Dallas 20, Denver 10.>>Dallas knows now they must score points and keep scoring.>>It’s Newhouse. Not a first down — about a yard or 2 short. Rubin Carter, number 68, Barney Chavous the tacklers. Denver plays that 3-4 — three men down and the four linebackers and the four defensive backs — as well as anybody.>>I wonder if this game has gotten so big that both teams were tight in that first half.>>I don’t think there’s any question about it. I was down talking to the players on both teams before the game, and almost nobody would even talk. Rayfield Wright is at right tackle, and Pat Donovan, who is the right tackle, is now the tight end on the right side, number 67. They’re going for the bunch. And Butch Johnson has the Dallas first down at midfield. Lyle Alzado got back to make the tackle. One of the Broncos had a shot at him. Short of first-down yardage. Johnson did it on his own. It was Steve Foley that had the crack.>>And had a pretty good shot at him. The Denver defense was in good position. They just missed the tackle. Butch Johnson may have made himself a starting job coming into training camp today.>>He just left the game, and Golden Richards replaced him. Johnson, we mentioned before, hurt his arm a little bit on that touchdown catch, and he was sort of carrying it in a limp fashion then. First down, Cowboys. Drew Pearson in motion. Roger Staubach throws. Golden Richards has it — 9-yard pickup. Gradishar the tackler.>>Golden is a big-play-type receiver, but that time, he made a tough catch. But he didn’t get the sticks.>>He came back. And when he fell back toward the line of scrimmage, he lost his first down. So it’ll be second and 1. 1:20 left to play, third quarter. Dallas leads by 10. Staubach having a spectacular day — 15 out of 21 for 182 yards for Roger. Newhouse… for a Cowboy first down. Stopped by Jackson but inside the 40. They’ll move them down now — the sticks, I mean.>>[ Chuckles ] The great thing about this type of old football is that it’s still really basically straight football that either wins or loses it. That was just a straight pop.>>Lyle Alzado of the Denver defense, and really the catalyst of that group, just limped off the field. Brison Manor takes his place. 29 seconds and now about 25 by the time the play starts. Seconds left in the third quarter, as Roger Staubach whirls one way, throws to Dorsett, and fools nobody. Dorsett in fact did a good job to hang on to the football.>>Bill Thompson, the safety man, was waiting for that play and wasn’t faked by the waggle to the left. And, I tell you, Grant is hurt, the young defensive lineman.>>That’s John Grant, number 63. Dorsett looked like he might be shaken a little bit, too.>>Oh. There’s no doubt about it being a contact game. Look at the shoes they’re wearing now. That is just like an expensive rug in your home almost except very hard and very quick. Here was that play. The fake here did nothing. Thompson is waiting for it. Dorsett almost slips the tackle. Thompson made the defensive play.>>Tony got up after the hit, walked a few steps, and then went down.>>Grant was hurt just hustling to the outside. He’s a very active nose man on the rush.>>There’s Grant. And that, of course, referee Jim Tunney walking at you right now.>>Grant was the one, you might recall, made the super plays, three or four of them in a row, against Oakland. And he actually went over players to make tackles.>>Here’s the play again. Let’s see if we can figure out how Dorsett got hurt. He’s being carried out, by the way. He just got hit in the back by knees from Bob Swenson. And there goes Dorsett with what looks like an injury to his right leg. Grant is still down, by the way. As soon as the information becomes available to us, we’ll let you know what the situation is with both these injured players. Grant now is up in a sitting position.>>He was just sort of clipped from behind by Scott, who was coming over, trying to get into the screen formation in front. Grant’s from Southern California. A lot of good football players.>>I’ll say.>>Graduate or have graduated from.>>There are four on the Denver squad from San Diego State. [ Applause ] There’s Grant coming out. There are 10 seconds left to play in the third quarter. Dallas is ahead by 10 points, 20-10, with another quarter yet to come.>>Do you know that over about 79% of all the football players have their graduation certificates to show for college in this league? That’s not too bad, is it?>>It’s a statistic that most people would be surprised to hear. But that’s the end of the third quarter, with the score… Second and long. 14 yards they need. The blitz is on, and Roger Staubach throws down the middle to Pearson. He did well to get rid of it. Let’s go down now to Paul Hornung.>>Pat, Tony Dorsett is up, walking around the sidelines. He looks all right. Both the doctor and the orthopedic surgeon who travels with the Cowboys have examined him. We’ll just have to wait and see. He’s putting a lot of weight on his right knee. He could come back, I think.>>Paul, thank you very much. Tony Dorsett’s problem — his right knee. Roger Staubach’s problem is third and 9.>>Have you noticed that injured players are coming back? This isthegame, right?>>There goes Tony D. heading for the locker room. They’ll probably take some X-rays or do some further examination and find out. They don’t hurt much, though, when he’s gone, as long as they have Preston Pearson. Roger Staubach looking at a blitz, trying to get out of it. He dropped the football! [ Cheering ] Jim Tunney right on top of it. Denver has it! [ Cheering ] Rubin Carter came out of the pile with the ball.>>This is an all-out blitz, too. The outside linebacker gets — that’s Jackson. Jackson strips Roger of the ball, and now help arrives. Paul Smith.>>Let’s go down for a report from Nick Buoniconti.>>All right, the reason Norris Weese is playing instead of Craig Morton is that Morton just can’t get away from the pass rush of the Dallas Cowboys. Babe Parilli said that Weese can scramble. He can get away from it. And that’s why he’s playing ahead of Morton.>>Weese has thrown 20 times this year, completed 11. But he hasn’t played a lot. He’s been carrying the chart.>>Rob Lytle and Lonnie Perrin are the running backs behind Norris Weese. Lytle trying to thrown an option! Flag is down. It might be a face-mask violation against Waters. He is saying, “I didn’t do it.”>>He was trying to throw to Haven Moses on the option pass. And I thought that 41 got a hold of Lytle’s headgear without much a problem.>>Watch this.>>Watch the left of your screen. The option pass now. And Waters is there.>>He had it.>>Anything you can get.>>Rob Lytle is coming off the field. He was injured on that last play. There he is. The rookie from Michigan played so very well, particularly at the end of the year.>>Face mask, defense, number 41. First down.>>41 — a violation against 41. Otis Armstrong replaces Rob Lytle. [ Whistle blows ] Moses comes wide to the right. On the other side is Upchurch, number 80. First-down situation for Denver.>>Oh-ho!>>And now they go to “El shotgun.” Norris Weese from behind. Caught by Upchurch. He fumbles. [ Whistle blows ] Dallas has it. Aaron Kyle. They say he was down, and let’s just wait and see. Mark Washington made the hit. And Upchurch is down.>>The ball hits the ground, though. Here it is, and this is the reason, as Buoniconti said, that Weese is in there. Great catch. The ball comes out after it hits the ground.>>Rick Upchurch is the injured player, and he’s the one who’s down.>>They always said that the last game of the year go ahead and play. You’ve got a long time to get well. But they’re really going all-out today.>>I’ll say. Upchurch was hit by Harris and Waters, and Upchurch remains. That much short of a first down, it looks like. [ Cheering ] Upchurch springs up and comes out. Roger Staubach calling for Dr. Knight. Roger Staubach is heading for the locker room with Dr. Knight. He’s holding that right hand. The passing hand looks like it’s in trouble there.>>Staubach going to the locker room. Backup quarterback for Dallas is Danny White.>>And 13:42 left.>>Tom Landry getting a medical report from Dr. Bailey. Norris Weese, the Denver quarterback, second and less than a yard. Armstrong and Perrin behind, and Armstrong gets the Denver first down. [ Whistle blows ] Ed Jones, D.D. Lewis made the tackle, but the Broncos pick one up. 13:10 left to play. Dallas 20, Denver 10.>>It suddenly no longer feels like just a game. It is very serious now. And the contact on each play seems to be almost tougher than the play before.>>It is serious Super Bowl XII. Danny White loosening behind the Dallas bench right now. Tony Hill with him. First down, Denver, as Riley Odoms goes in motion. Norris Weese is gonna throw. And does. [ Whistle blows ] Out of bounds. He didn’t get them down. Dolbin was the receiver.>>We watched them work on that play out here at practice the other day in a closed session. Watch it from above now. But Weese hasn’t worked a Lot throwing to Dolbin because Weese probably just hasn’t worked a lot unless he’s running Dallas plays against the varsity. He’s out. He’s on the White.>>Mark Washington on the coverage. Benny Barnes got hurt earlier in the game. Dorsett has gone to the locker room. And now Roger Staubach has gone to the Dallas locker room. The Broncos trail, but they’re not out of it. Jim Jensen and Rob Lytle the running backs. Norris Weese going deep. It’s gonna be intended for Upchurch. And knocked down. On the coverage, Randy Hughes and Mark Washington. And a good job by both of them.>>And Upchurch was gonna make one jump for it. There’s Danny White. He’s only thrown the ball 10 times and completed 4 because Roger’s been in there most of the way.>>And Roger likes it like that. But right now he’s in the locker room with a Dallas doctor, I would imagine, getting an X-ray. But on third and long, Staubach and Dorsett both still in there.>>Big third down here. Third and long, and Dallas is supposed to like this on defense.>>Third and long with 12:30 left to play. 20-10, Dallas. Watch the rush. Norris Weese will. Oh, is he hit. What a shot. Norris Weese just got wiped out, and the pass is incomplete. Intended for Dolbin.>>Thomas Henderson comes on the blitz here. Watch the right of your screen. And he is a quick linebacker that is really lethal. Watch. Boom!>>Here comes Tony Dorsett. I’m guessing he won’t be back in the contest, walking like that, for sure.>>I think he just had that knee snugged up with tape, we were told.>>Probably. Bucky Dilts, who tried to throw a pass earlier in this contest from punt formation, hangs a terrific punt in the direction of Tony Hill. And it’s gonna roll dead, and now it goes into the end zone. I thought Hill was gonna catch it again. It was almost disaster in the first half when he tried to field one inside his own 5. 46-yard punt by Bucky Dilts. Danny White, number 11, is the Dallas quarterback. Danny White is gonna throw a screen. And he does to Preston Pearson, and he’s got something going. [ Whistle blows ] Preston out to the 25. Let’s go to Paul Hornung.>>Pat, Tony Dorsett just walked very slowly back to this bench. Also, Roger Staubach is still in the locker room, and they’re working on his right index finger of his throwing hand. It has been bummed up. We don’t know to what extent, but two-thirds of the Dallas starting backfield is out right now.>>All right, thank you. And there is Danny White, the man who has taken the place of Roger Staubach.>>Again, the play looked like it was gonna go for 20 and only went for 5.>>And so that makes it second and 5 with 11:30 to play in the game. Newhouse and Pearson behind Danny White. And that’s Newhouse. And that’s nothing. Rubin Carter — and here comes Roger Staubach out of the locker room. It was a problem, as Paul just said, with his right index finger. And listen to the applause for Roger Staubach as he comes out.>>You couldn’t write a script for it like this, could you? And he wants to play. You can tell he’s not coming back out to sit down.>>There is no bandage on the finger. But he’s checking it.>>He’s looking at it. Looks like he doesn’t have any feeling in it to me.>>That’s what it looks like. And so Danny White drops to the shotgun on third down and 3 yards to go. Quarterback draw, and Danny White has a Dallas first down! [ Cheering ] Make no mistake about it. Danny White is one fine athlete. 12 yards.>>The big kid from Arizona State. Watch him put it away. I’ll tell you something. He might like getting a chance to play.>>Surely big game.>>A few people watching.>>Dallas first down. By the time they break the huddle, there will be 10:00 left. Roger throwing on the Dallas sideline. Guy who was helping him warm up was Bob Hayes, who could run a little bit. Look at Danny White. With all kinds of time. Deflected by Randy Gradishar. Drew Pearson almost came back in time to make the catch, but Gradishar got the deep drop.>>Here’s Drew now getting through traffic. Again, the Denver linebackers really get deep, and, boy, can they play. Gradishar’s already tipped it. No chance there. And Alzado buried young Danny White.>>And Alzado came off.>>You can see that thigh all wrapped up. And Alzado is still in there, thumping.>>Brison Manor takes his place, number 66. 9:50 left to play. Dallas 20. On a draw play, Newhouse is wrapped up by Barney Chavous. Roger Staubach watching Danny White operate the Dallas offense.>>Well, I’ll tell you. This entire place and maybe the whole country — the game is no longer the sweet smell of success. This is not a bowl game.>>[ Chuckles ] They’re not bowling. That’s for sure. They’re knocking each other around. 9:20 left to play. Cowboys 20, Broncos 10. Preston Pearson and Scott Laidlaw the running backs now on third and 8. And Danny White’s not happy. He calls a time-out. That’ll leave Dallas with two. And there is Danny White. And there is Dorsett doing a little jogging in the background.>>It may be tightening up on him, though. And can Roger throw with the right hand?>>I think we’re gonna find out right here. Scott Laidlaw skips up. Roger Staubach goes into the shotgun. And Billy Joe Dupree comes in motion. Third-and-9 situation here, and the blitz is on. Roger throwing to Drew Pearson and throwing it over his head. Let’s go down for a report with Paul Hornung.>>Tony Dorsett right behind me. He said he tried to run. They taped his knee up, and it’s just stiffened up on him. They’re dropping like flies here in the Superdome. Pat?>>Thanks, Paul. Dorsett scored the first Dallas touchdown, by the way. Effren Herrera has two field goals, and Butch Johnson with a spectacular catch has the other Cowboy score. Rob Lytle scored for Denver, and Jim Turner kicked a field goal.>>Look who’s waiting for the punt — Mr. Upchurch.>>Upchurch as Danny White tries to kick it away from him. Upchurch will field it at the 18. The coverage is just too good this time. Mike Hegman is number 58. Number 12, of course — I know you know who that is.>>He can hold a phone all right, but he might not be able to pass with that hand, huh? Do you need all five fingers to pass?>>[ Chuckles ] If it were left up to me, I’d need a lot more than that.>>Five good blockers wouldn’t hurt, either, right? [ Laughs ]>>Norris Weese is number 14, a Denver quarterback replacing Craig Morton because — the information we got from Nick Buoniconti is that he is simply more mobile and can get away from the Dallas rush, which has been fierce. Rob Lytle and Lonnie Perrin. Weese goes down. Now he throws it out to Riley Odoms, and Riley goes down. Ed Jones whacked him, with Charlie Waters, but it was the rush by Harvey Martin that caused all the problems.>>I think Harvey Martin thought he had a sack. Let’s take a look at it. The official really waits to make the call. Watch Harvey. Looks like he’s going through commuter traffic. Somehow Weese got the ball out of there.>>I’ll tell you what. They have got to give Andy Maurer a little bit of help if he’s gonna control Harvey Martin.>>Better run that direction. If he runs away from Harvey, you’re looking for a problem.>>Second-and-11 situation now. The ball at the 23-yard line of Denver. Lonnie Perrin and Otis Armstrong now the… Norris Weese slips out of a tackle. Randy White caught him from behind, with help from Cliff Harris.>>I’m trying to remember whether it’s a Super Bowl or what where I’ve seen two better defensive teams. Of course, that’s where I came from, that’s where I live. But both of these defensive clubs really play football.>>I like your pick before the game, when you said you like little “D.” It’s been nothing but big “D,” for defense, throughout this game. Third and 4. The Denver shotgun with Norris Weese the triggerman. “Too Tall” Jones and down goes the football. Dallas has it or had it again. It is… the Dallas Cowboys’ football. Aaron Kyle has it and leaves. Harvey Martin caused the whole thing.>>Let’s see where Harvey comes from. Pat said they needed some help for Maurer. A back is swinging out, though. It’s strictly Maurer and Martin. Now it’s Martin. Whew.>>Turnover number eight for the Denver Broncos. There’s the ball, and the Denver dream… is starting to diminish just a little bit. 7:11 left to play. Dallas leads by 10. Pitchback to Newhouse. Option pass. Deep for Golden Richards. Touchdown, Dallas! [ Cheering ] Steve Foley wasn’t ready. Newhouse to Golden Richards — 30-yard touchdown pass.>>The great thing about the play is, it’s run to the left. Newhouse gets outside, gets good blocking by Scott. The ball is thrown high, but it’s thrown well. That’s a good time to call it, and it was excellent execution. Here it is again.>>If your quarterback is hurt, let your fullback throw.>>And if your cornerback gets caught up, your safety man has to go for the corner and give you some help.>>Effren Herrera to kick off. Line drive. Broncos have Jim Jensen, I believe, pick it up. That’s not a bad guy to have pick it up. I don’t know if Effren meant to do that or not.>>A lot of time left. Now suddenly a large margin — 17 points.>>It will be Riley Odoms the intended receiver. He was in motion, and again it was Ed Jones. And now Thomas Henderson is gonna rest a while. Mike Hegman has taken his place. Their team trails 27-10. They have Norris Weese at quarterback. The draw play to Otis Armstrong. Not much. Bob Breunig, the middle linebacker, read it perfectly.>>And, boy, that Dallas defense will make it tough now. Every yard is gonna be rough.>>The offensive center John Fitzgerald, who is quite a guy, Tom.>>Sure is. Just had that new baby boy a couple of weeks ago, didn’t he? Timothy Anthony Fitzgerald. He’s gonna be a big kid and have a pretty good-size father, won’t he?>>[ Laughs ] His father’s already grown.>>[ Chuckles ]>>It’s third down, 7 yards to go for Denver. And Weese gets back deep and look out for the rush. forward hand-off to Rob Lytle. Lytle is stuck. It looked like the way the tackle was made, it had to be Cliff Harris. And that’s who it is.>>That was helmet to helmet. Here’s a strap job going on. It’s Thompson.>>Right.>>All-pro. Said they would come in here and nothing was gonna be easy. I think both teams, players on both teams said that. They were right.>>Fourth down and a flag goes down as Norris Weese scrambles for a first. Tackled from behind by Larry Cole, number 63. But there’s a penalty flag down. 5:25 — that’s left in the football game, Super Bowl XII. It’s against Dallas. It’ll be a Denver first down. The Cowboys lead, 27-10.>>Defense, number 58.>>Mr. Grant — John, that is. He’s taking off the tape. He won’t be back, I don’t believe.>>He’s not gonna be playing racquetball for a while, either, and that’s what he does all the time. He is an incredible — look at this. He is the same man that came out to watch the opening festivities, huh?>>Mr. Cool, Mr. Landry. First and 10, Denver. Line of scrimmage, the Dallas 29. Riley Odoms in motion, and there’s the rush again. Norris Weese fires. He’s got Jack Dolbin, and he might have a first down. He was knocked backwards by Mark Washington.>>That Dolbin is quite a case. He was with that Pottstown Firebirds. Remember Dave DeFilippo had the team up in the mountains of Pennsylvania? Then he went with the WFL.>>Didn’t he go with the Chicago Fire at one time?>>Yeah, and he was always a good player. And he came out here as sort of a free agent. They couldn’t believe it, ’cause he can play.>>Over on the Dallas sideline, Tony Hill warming up with Roger Staubach. Second and 1 for Denver. Weese is gonna bootleg it, and Weese is gonna have the first down and more. Norris Weese, the scrambler, to about the 11. Mark Washington finally got him down.>>He’s a pretty good ball carrier coming in, Norris Weese. He had a 4-yard average and did run with it a while. He ran 11 times during the season. That’s as many as he threw.>>He’s carried 3 times today and picked up 26 yards. That’s your story of Super Bowl XII. 4:15 left to play now. Dallas 27, Denver 10. There are gonna be a lot of words written about what might have happened if Norris Weese had started instead of Craig Morton. He’s been very impressive. Larry Cole puts the heat on him. And Weese, in the direction of Haven Moses, just unloads and throws it out of the end zone. Covered by Mark Washington.>>You bring up a good point, though. Here is young Weese working. I still always thought it was better to come in as a reliever, one way or another — a lot easier on the mind and body than to go in as the guy that has to carry it.>>I would certainly take nothing away from the year that Craig Morton has had. But with that injured hip and the Dallas rush… Pretty good obstacle. It is second and 10 now, the ball at the 11, and Weese sees D.D. Lewis swarm all over him. 3:53 left to play. The fourth sack of the Denver quarterbacks by the Dallas defense, and they’ve been close a lot more times than that.>>The amazing thing is how Denver came down the stretch. You play Dallas your last game for a breather, right? And you know they’re gonna probably be there in the final. And then you got to tee it off with Pittsburgh and then Oakland. The other side of the great beyond they came from. I tell you.>>Sometimes you just run out. The hand-off is to Rob Lytle. Bob Breunig led the Dallas charge, and Lytle had no chance. And a flag comes down late for some reason. Spiking the ball while the clock is running. You’re not supposed to do that.>>Delay, spiking the ball, number 41, offense.>>Well, at least nobody gets hurt when they spike, right?>>[ Chuckles ] Rob Lytle in frustration. And Norris Weese looking at a Third-and-20 situation now. 3:27 left to play. The ball is now back at the 24. They have to go all the way to the 1-yard line to get a first down. Fourth down. And Weese drops back. Weese throws. In the hands of Upchurch and out. Randy Hughes on the coverage, but that was a good throw from Weese — right there.>>Right on the numbers. Upchurch will probably think about this one a long time. Watch this throw, off balance. And I’ll tell you. Weese hits him.>>That is right there. And you can see him look into the end zone just before the ball got there. Rick Upchurch — take nothing away from him, either. Jack Dolbin saying, “Don’t feel too bad.”>>Neither one of them are over 5’10”.>>When he jumped, he was. Watch him look into the end zone just as the ball gets there. See him?>>Yep.>>And so it’s a first down, Dallas, with 3:14 left to play. Cowboys lead by 17. Roger Staubach might be trying to think about more. Pass deflected. Roger was looking in the direction of Billy Joe Dupree. Tom Jackson, that mobile linebacker, got the hand on it and deflected it. The clock will stop with 3:08 left to play. Tom Landry, who calls all the plays, could not be upset with the call, ’cause it was his.>>Remember the other day, when we were at practice with Tommy O’Neill, our producer?>>Yeah.>>Landry said, “Get him out of here. I saw him at Craig Morton’s wedding.”>>[ Laughs ]>>He studies everything.>>Incredible memory, incredible coach. Third and 8. Pitchback is to Preston Pearson. Preston may have 5 or 6 before Bill Thompson makes the tackle. And the time just ticks away.>>There’s still a lot of vernacular being tossed across the line of scrimmage, and the Broncos are still belligerent on defense. I’ll tell you. That’s some crew you’re looking at.>>Third down now for Dallas, and Roger Staubach throws a shovel pass to Preston Pearson, and Dallas has a first down. A play that they used so effectively a couple of years ago that they’ve kept under wraps. Twice they did it against the Rams — in regular season and in the playoffs. Flag is down, however, after all that.>>How about the first play that Newhouse throws a pass all year, and they call it inthegame, huh?>>And he throws a strike running left from out of the ground. [ Both laugh ]>>Yeah, he doesn’t have a lot of vision to throw.>>Walk-off against the Cowboys. Tom Jackson is coming off.>>Ineligible lineman downfield, offense, number 68. 10 yards — still third down.>>Herbert Scott was in the pass pattern.>>I don’t want to hear any moaning about the officiating. I’ll tell you. Tunney’s crew has been on top of it.>>Cowboys have set a record today. They have been penalized 12 times. They’re still winning by 17 points. 27-10, 2:10 left to play. He looks like he’s out for a Sunday afternoon chat in the park. That was Larry Cole.>>Sitting on the back porch.>>He’s been here before, one of eight Cowboys who played in Super Bowl games before. Forward hand-off to Scott Laidlaw. [ Whistle blows ] Tackled by Joe Rizzo, and Danny White trots onto the field from the far side. D.D. Lewis thinks he’s gonna get another championship ring. And look at the Cowboys. That’ll be the notification that there are 2:00 left to play in Super Bowl XII. Red Miller knows it. Tom Landry already knows it. It’s a formality. Look at Drew Pearson walking off the field like he’s leading the band. Danny White back to kick for Dallas. Rick Upchurch alone for Denver. They’re gonna try to block this. And he still gets off a shot. Upchurch chased back to the 30. There’s a flag down. Upchurch dodging around, but, again, it’s Thomas Henderson that puts on the clamp. Danny White on his knees back at about the 8-yard line, and it’s probably gonna be the Dallas ball. Upchurch is still upset. They did not hit the ball. They hit the kicker.>>Tell you. Danny White is auditioning for being a starting quarterback for somebody. You already know he can punt. He didn’t handle himself very badly, did he?>>Norris Weese, who came in and got the Broncos on the scoreboard, and it’ll be a Dallas first down. Jim Tunney will tell you just a second from now who did it.>>Personal foul, running into the kicker, defense. First down.>>No, he won’t. Hollywood Henderson.>>World champion Dallas Cowboys. [ Both laugh ]>>Number 1 in the world! We’re the world champions. Orange crush! Crushed orange.>>Harvey Martin saying that… Orange crush might be soda water. But I’ll tell you what. The orange crush ain’t bad.>>Harvey Martin’s not playing against the orange crush defense, either. They played pretty well on the other side.>>For the first time in Super Bowl history, there are co-winners of the most valuable player. The co-winners — Randy White and Harvey Martin of the Dallas Cowboys. In the meantime, on the other side of the field, the faces of the Broncos are not so happy. But Thomas Henderson is. I don’t think that I would be able to pick the most valuable player. You have to give Ed Jones a lot of credit.>>Well, I picked Roger Staubach.>>You have to give him a lot of credit. You have to give Tony Dorsett some commendation and Robert Newhouse. Those Denver fans, no matter what the scoreboard says, love those Broncos. And it’s not hard to see why. Second-and-7 situation. 1:36 left to play. Staubach, the hand-off to Preston Pearson. Preston comes near a first down before he’s stopped by Joe Rizzo.>>You know, in 1958, it was the greatest game ever played, right? Baltimore and New York at that time, and everybody saw it. And now we got two western cities playing in the Super Bowl. It’s rather ironic.>>I’d like to thank two guys who have done super jobs all year long, as a matter of fact. Our statistician, Jim Krauser, and our spotter, Lance Barrow. Thank you. I don’t say that the Cowboys were sure that they were gonna win, but before the game started, a Cowboy official, who I won’t mention, gave me tickets to their victory party. Does that sound confident?>>Yeah. Yeah, it sounds like they have a chance to win it, doesn’t it?>>That’s Tex Schramm with Landry, the president of the Cowboys. And there he goes! [ Cheering ] Dallas has defeated Denver in Super Bowl XII. Dallas 27, Denver 10. Landry still calm, still collected, will put on another ring.