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Super Bowl VI

Super Bowl VI at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans was played January 16, 1972 between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins. The Dallas Cowboys won easily 24-3.

Cowboys QB Roger Staubach completed 12 of 19 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns and was named the game's Most Valuable Player. CBS broadcast the game with announcers Ray Scott and Pat Summerall.

SCORING
Dallas Cowboys 3 7 7 7 24
Miami Dolphins 0 3 0 0 3

Dal–FG Clark 9
Dal–Alworth 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick)
Mia–FG Yepremian 31
Dal–D. Thomas 3 run (Clark kick)
Dal–Ditka 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick)

STARTING LINEUPS
Dallas (NFC) Offense Miami (AFC)
Bob Hayes WR Paul Warfield
Tony Liscio LT Doug Crusan
John Niland LG Bob Kuechenberg
Dave Manders C Bob DeMarco
Blaine Nye RG Larry Little
Rayfield Wright RT Norm Evans
Mike Ditka TE Marv Fleming
Lance Alworth WR Howard Twilley
Roger Staubach QB Bob Griese
Duane Thomas RB Jim Kiick
Walt Garrison RB Larry Csonka
  Defense  
Larry Cole LE Jim Riley
Jethro Pugh LT Manny Fernandez
Bob Lilly RT Bob Heinz
George Andrie RE Bill Stanfill
Dave Edwards LLB Doug Swift
Lee Roy Jordan MLB Nick Buoniconti
Chuck Howley RLB Mike Kolen
Herb Adderley LCB Tim Foley
Mel Renfro RCB Curtis Johnson
Cornell Green LS Dick Anderson
Cliff Harris RS Jake Scott

Substitutions 

Dallas–Offense: K–Mike Clark. P–Ron Widby. TE–Bill Truax. RB–Calvin Hill, Dan Reeves, Claxton Welch, Joe Williams. LINE–John Fitzgerald. Defense: LINE–Bill Gregory, Tody Smith, Pat Toomay. LB–D.D. Lewis, Tom Stincic. DB–Issac Thomas, Charlie Waters. DNP: QB–Craig Morton. G–Forrest Gregg. WR–Gloster Richardson.

Miami–Offense: K–Garo Yepremian. P–Larry Seiple. WR–Karl Noonan, Otto Stowe. TE–Jim Mandich. RB–Terry Cole, Hubert Ginn, Eugene Morris. LINE–Jim Langer, Wayne Moore. Defense: LINE–Frank Cornish, Vern Den Herder. LB–Bob Matheson, Jesse Powell. DB–Lloyd Mumphord, Bob Petrella. DNP: QB–George Mira. WR–John Richardson.

Officials

Referee–Jim Tunney. Umpire–Joe Connell. Head Linesman–Al Sabato. Field Judge–Bob Wortman. Back Judge–Ralph Vandenberg. Line Judge–Art Hoist.

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
  Cowboys Dolphins
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 23 10
Rushing 15 3
Passing 8 7
Penalty 0 0
TOTAL NET YARDAGE 352 185
Total Offensive Plays 69 44
Average Gain per Offensive Play 5.1 4.2
NET YARDS RUSHING 252 80
Total Rushing Plays 48 20
Average Gain per Rushing Play 5.3 4.0
NET YARDS PASSING 100 105
Pass Att.–Comp.–Int. 19–12–0 23–12–1
Times Sacked–Yards Lost 2–19 1–29
Gross Yards Passing 119 134
Avg. Gain per Pass (Incl. Sacks) 4.8 4.4
PUNTS–YARDS 5–186 5–200
Average Distance 37.2 40.0
Had Blocked 0 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 74 143
Kickoff Returns–Yards 2–34 5–122
Punt Returns–Yards 1–(–1) 1–21
Interception Returns–Yards 1–41 0–0
TOTAL TURNOVERS 1 3
Fumbles–Lost 1–1 2–2
Had Intercepted 0 1
PENALTIES–YARDS 3–15 0–0
TOTAL POINTS SCORED 24 3
Touchdowns Rushing 1 0
Touchdowns Passing 2 0
Touchdowns Returns 0 0
Extra Points 3 0
Field Goals–Attempts 1–1 1–2
Safeties 0 0
THIRD–DOWN EFFICIENCY 6/13 2/9
FOURTH–DOWN EFFICIENCY 1/1 0/0
TIME OF POSSESSION 39:12 20:48

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
Dallas No. Yds. Avg. Long TD
D. Thomas 19 95 5.0 23 1
Garrison 14 74 5.3 17 0
Hill 7 25 3.6 13 0
Staubach 5 18 3.6 5 0
Ditka 1 17 17.0 17 0
Hayes 1 16 16.0 16 0
Reeves 1 7 7.0 7 0
Miami          
Kiick 10 40 4.0 12 0
Csonka 9 40 4.4 9 0
Griese 1 0 0.0 0 0

 

PASSING
Dallas Att. Comp. Yds. Long TD Int.
Staubach 19 12 119 21 2 0
Miami            
Griese 23 12 134 27 0 1

 

RECEIVING
Dallas No. Yds. Long TD
D. Thomas 3 17 11 0
Alworth 2 28 21 1
Ditka 2 28 21 1
Hayes 2 23 18 0
Garrison 2 11 7 0
Hill 1 12 12 0
Miami        
Warfield 4 39 23 0
Kiick 3 21 11 0
Csonka 2 18 16 0
Fleming 1 27 27 0
Twilley 1 20 20 0
Mandich 1 9 9 0

 

INTERCEPTIONS
Dallas No. Yds. Long TD
Howley 1 41 41 0
Miami        
None        

 

PUNTING
Dallas No. Yds. Avg. TB Long
Widby 5 186 37.2 1 47
Miami          
Seiple 5 200 40.0 0 45

 

PUNT RETURNS
Dallas No. FC Yds. Long TD
Hayes 1 1 –1 –1 0
Harris 0 2 0 0 0
Miami          
Scott 1 0 21 21 0

 

KICKOFF RETURNS
Dallas No. Yds. Long TD
I. Thomas 1 23 23 0
Waters 1 11 11 0
Miami        
Morris 4 90 37 0
Ginn 1 32 32 0

 

FUMBLES
Dallas No. Own Rec. Opp. Rec.
Hill 1 0 0
Howley 0 0 1
Cole 0 0 1
Miami      
Csonka 1 0 0
Griese 1 0 0
Fernandez 0 0 1

 

KICKING
Dallas XP–A FG–A FG Made FG Missed
Clark 3–3 1–1 9
Miami        
Yepremian 0–0 1–2 31 49
 

 

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1971 SUPER BOWL VI

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Date: January 16 1972

MVP: Roger Staubach, QB

Stadium: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA

Attendance: 81,023

TV Audience: 74,950,000 (CBS)

30 Second Ad: $86,000

National Anthem: U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale

Coin Toss: Game referee

Halftime show: 'Salute to Louis Armstrong' with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt & U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team

Nielsen Rating: 44.2


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