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>>WE WILL SEE DEEP MERCURY MORRIS, NUMBER 22. EUGENE, HIS GIVEN NAME. WE FORGET THAT SOMETIMES. AND NUMBER 32, HUBERT GINN. THEY WILL BE DEEP FOR THE DOLPHINS. MIKE CLARK WILL KICK OFF. NEEDLESS TO SAY, TULANE STADIUM DOESN’T HAVE AN EMPTY SEAT. SO, SUPER BOWL VI JUST SECONDS AWAY FROM GETTING UNDER WAY. WE WILL AWAIT…>>MIGHT POINT OUT RIGHT HERE, RAY, THAT CLARK AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS WILL HAVE A WIND, WHICH RANGES UP TO 25 MILES AN HOUR, AT THEIR BACK IN THIS FIRST QUARTER. MIAMI WILL BE OPERATING AGAINST THE WIND.>>AND AS YOU WILL SEE WHEN THE DOLPHINS LINE UP ON THE FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY, THEIR RECEIVERS WILL HAVE TO LOOK INTO A VERY BRIGHT SUN. SO, ON SYNTHETIC TURF, THE SUPER BOWL NUMBER VI IS UNDER WAY. THIS IS MERCURY MORRIS. 26-YARD LINE OF THE DOLPHINS. D.D. LEWIS, THE FIRST MAN TO MEET HIM, OF THE COWBOYS. 20-YARD RETURN. FIRST DOWN, 10, THE DOLPHINS FROM THE DOLPHIN 26-YARD LINE. FOR MANY OF YOU, FAMILIAR NAMES AND NUMBERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE. BOB GRIESE IS NUMBER 12, THE DOLPHIN QUARTERBACK. HIS RUNNERS ARE JIM KIICK, 21, LARRY CSONKA, 39. ON FIRST DOWN. TIPPED. ALMOST INTERCEPTED BY MIDDLE LINEBACKER LEE ROY JORDAN.>>LET’S WATCH LEE ROY JORDAN. HE’S NUMBER 55, THAT MIDDLE LINEBACKER. AS HE DROPPED BACK INTO THE PASS COVERAGE, GETS HIS HAND UP JUST IN TIME, KNOCKED OVER WHERE DALLAS HAD A PRETTY GOOD SHOT AT INTERCEPTING FIRST PLAY. THAT COULD BE AN INDICATION RIGHT THERE OF WHAT MIAMI THINKS THEY HAVE TO DO — THAT IS PUT THE BALL IN THE AIR AGAINST THIS TOUGH DALLAS DEFENSE. LET’S SEE.>>ALL RIGHT, DIFFERENT FORMATION NOW, AS WE LISTEN TO BOB GRIESE. WARFIELD IN MOTION. THIS IS JIM KIICK. OUT TO THE 33-YARD LINE, WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE THIRD DOWN AND 7. YOU SAW PAUL WARFIELD, NUMBER 42, GO IN MOTION. THE OTHER WIDE RECEIVER OF THE DOLPHINS IS NUMBER 81, HOWARD TWILLEY. AND TO ROUND OUT THE RECEIVERS — NUMBER 80 MARV FLEMING IS THE TIGHT END.>>THAT FORMATION, WHAT IS KNOWN AS A RED FORMATION, WITH THE TWO BACKS SPLIT WIDE APART, IS WHEN KIICK USUALLY CARRIES THE BALL. IF THEY LINE UP CLOSE TOGETHER WITH CSONKA, THE FULLBACK, DIRECTLY BEHIND THE QUARTERBACK, GRIESE, THEN IT’S HE WHO USUALLY CARRIES THE BALL.>>WARFIELD RIGHT AND CSONKA IS WIDE LEFT. THIS IS JIM KIICK. SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN. DAVE EDWARDS WAS THE COWBOY WHO MADE THE GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY, AND NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE’LL HAVE AN EXCHANGE OF THE BALL ON FOURTH DOWN AND STILL 3. THERE WAS NO GAIN, AS GRIESE AND HIS OFFENSIVE TEAMMATES HEAD TO THE SIDELINES.>>LARRY SEIPLE IS THE MIAMI PUNTER. HE’LL BE PUNTING AGAINST THE WIND, SO DALLAS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SET UP SOME SORT OF A RETURN. BOB HAYES AND, I BELIEVE, CLIFF HARRIS ARE THE DEEP MEN FOR DALLAS.>>NOW, THEY’RE BACK INSIDE THE DALLAS 35-YARD LINE. SEIPLE’S AVERAGED A LITTLE OVER 40 YARDS A PUNT. LOW. HAYES WILL WATCH IT BOUNCE. HE’S BACK AT THE 20. AND OUT OF BOUNDS RIGHT THERE. THAT WAS LLOYD MUMPHORD, A DEFENSIVE BACK, WHO ROLLED HIM OUT OF BOUNDS. THIS TELECAST IS PRESENTED BY AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. IT IS INTENDED FOR THE PRIVATE USE OF OUR AUDIENCE. ANY REBROADCAST OR OTHER USE OF THIS TELECAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS PROHIBITED. STARTING RUNNING BACKS FOR THE COWBOYS — NUMBER 32, WALT GARRISON. NUMBER 33, DUANE THOMAS. WIDE RECEIVERS — LANCE ALWORTH, 19, BOB HAYES, 22. IT’S ALWORTH AND HAYES TO THE RIGHT. TIGHT END IS ON THE LEFT SIDE — MIKE DITKA. THIS IS HAYES. 5-YARD GAIN. TIM FOLEY AND DICK ANDERSON MADE THE TACKLE. LET’S COMPLETE A RUNDOWN OF THESE DALLAS COWBOYS. THE INTERIOR LINEMEN ARE TONY LISCIO, 64, AND A STORY RIGHT THERE IN ITSELF ABOUT LISCIO. JOHN NILAND, 76. DAVE MANDERS, 51. BLAINE NYE, 61. RAYFIELD WRIGHT, 70. YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, THAT OUR QUARTERBACKS BOTH WEAR NUMBER 12. ROGER STAUBACH FOR THE COWBOYS. AND YOU’LL SEE BILLY TRUAX AT TIGHT END NOW, AS HE CARRIES IN INSTRUCTIONS ON SECOND AND 5. THOMAS. FIRST DOWN. COWBOYS AT THE COWBOY 34-YARD LINE AND THE FIRST FIRST DOWN OF THE GAME.>>MIAMI, YOU’LL NOTICE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, IN A ZONE DEFENSE. LOOK AT THIS PLAY AGAIN. WATCH LISCIO’S BLOCK ON STANFILL AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. NUMBER 64 ON NUMBER 84. THAT’S THE KEY TO THIS PLAY. THOMAS, OF COURSE, VERY DECEIVING SPEED. HE’S A LOT BIGGER THAN THE 205 POUNDS HE’S LISTED AT, AND HE CAN RUN.>>FIRST DOWN, DALLAS. COWBOY 34-YARD LINE. NEXT PLAY, WE’LL START SETTING THE DEFENSE FOR YOU. ALWORTH TO THE RIGHT. HAYES TO THE LEFT. STAUBACH. HE IS NAILED INSIDE THE 30 BY MANNY FERNANDEZ.>>FERNANDEZ IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST OF THE MIAMI PASS RUSHERS. LET’S WATCH IT AGAIN. CLOSE ON ROGER STAUBACH, THE DALLAS QUARTERBACK. PROTECTION’S NOT THAT BAD. HE’S GOT TIME. MANNY FERNANDEZ, THE PASS RUSHER. VERY QUICK, VERY AGILE, MOST AGGRESSIVE.>>MIAMI FRONT FOUR — BILL STANFILL, 84, BOB HEINZ, 72. YOU SAW MANNY FERNANDEZ, 75, AND JIM RILEY, NUMBER 70. THERE WAS A LOSS ON THE PLAY OF 5. SECOND AND 15 FROM THE DALLAS 28. NO SCORE HERE IN SUPER BOWL NUMBER VI. THAT’S THOMAS IN MOTION. NO GAIN. JIM RILEY FROM BEHIND NAILED STAUBACH AT JUST ABOUT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.>>LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK UP CLOSE ON ROGER STAUBACH, AND WATCH THE MIAMI PASS RUSH. HIS PRIMARY RECEIVER IS COVERED. YOU CAN SEE HIM LOOK AND THEN PULL THE BALL DOWN AND TRY TO SCRAMBLE.>>DOLPHIN LINEBACKERS — MIKE KOLEN, 57, NICK BUONICONTI, 85, DOUG SWIFT, 59. AT THE CORNERS, CURTIS JOHNSON, 45, AND TIM FOLEY, 25. AND DEEP ARE JAKE SCOTT, 13, AND DICK ANDERSON, 40. HAYES TO THE RIGHT, ALWORTH TO THE LEFT. THIRD DOWN, 15 FROM THE 29 OF DALLAS. OUT OF BOUNDS, INTENDED FOR ALWORTH. IT’LL BE FOURTH DOWN AND 15. DICK ANDERSON WAS COVERING, BUT I’M SURE YOU NOTICED THE BALL WAS WELL OVERTHROWN.>>HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT TO THE MIAMI LINEBACKERS, WHO GOT BACK IN A DEEP DROP. ALWORTH WAS WIDE OPEN. BUT STAUBACH HAD TO LOFT THE BALL A LITTLE BIT IN ORDER TO GET THE BALL OVER THE DROPPING LINEBACKER, MIKE KOLEN, AND HE COULDN’T GET THE BALL TO COME DOWN SOON ENOUGH TO COME INTO ALWORTH’S HANDS.>>AS WE LOOK HEAD ON AT THE DALLAS PUNTER, RON WIDBY, WHO HAS AVERAGED ALMOST 42 YARDS PER PUNT. KEEP IN MIND THAT JAKE SCOTT, 13, AND DICK ANDERSON, 40, ARE DEEP. NO SCORE, EARLY FIRST QUARTER. A MIAMI BOUNCE. AND THE DOLPHINS WILL HAVE FIRST AND 10 AT THE DOLPHIN 42-YARD LINE WITH 10:16 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE FIRST PERIOD. MIAMI DOLPHIN INTERIOR LINEMEN — CRUSAN, DOUG CRUSAN, 77, BOB KUECHENBERG, 67, BOB DeMARCO, 61, LARRY LITTLE, 66, AND NORM EVANS, 73. FIRST DOWN, MIAMI, DOLPHIN 42. THIS IS LARRY CSONKA. BIG BLOCK FROM LITTLE. FIRST DOWN. LARRY COLE MADE THE TACKLE, BUT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN NUMBER 66, LARRY LITTLE, MADE A GREAT BLOCK.>>WATCH HIM COME OUT. THE RIGHT OFFENSIVE GUARD, 66. GOOD BLOCK BY KIICK FIRST TO CUT DOWN THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER, AND LITTLE JUST TAKES HERB ADDERLEY RIGHT OUT OF THE PLAY. CSONKA BROKE THE TACKLE ATTEMPT BY LEE ROY JORDAN, NUMBER 55. THE PURSUIT FINALLY GOT HIM. BUT A GOOD GAIN FOR THE DOLPHINS.>>THE DOLPHINS BECOME THE FIRST TEAM TO CROSS MIDFIELD. FIRST DOWN, DALLAS 46. CSONKA FUMBLE! LOOKS LIKE DALLAS! RIGHT. AND WHAT — I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO USE IRONIC, COINCIDENCE, OR WHAT IT IS, BUT KIICK AND CSONKA FUMBLED ONLY ONCE IN THE REGULAR SEASON. LOOK AT IT.>>AND THAT’S 357 TIMES HANDLING THE BALL BETWEEN THEM. CSONKA DID NOT FUMBLE AT ALL DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. THAT’S THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR HE’S LOST THE FOOTBALL. CHUCK HOWLEY, THE RECOVERY.>>CHUCK HOWLEY TURNS IT OVER TO THE COWBOYS. DALLAS NOW AT THE DALLAS 48-YARD LINE. 9:18 LEFT, FIRST QUARTER. NO SCORE. STAUBACH. DUANE THOMAS. GAIN OF 2. FROM THE SECONDARY, JAKE SCOTT, NUMBER 13, MADE A FINE PLAY AMONG OTHERS, ALONG WITH 75, MANNY FERNANDEZ. GAIN OF 2. IT’LL BE SECOND AND 8. DON SHULA, THE HEAD COACH OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, HE WAS IN A SUPER BOWL BEFORE AS THE HEAD COACH OF THE COLTS, AND HE SAID OVER AND AGAIN, “ALL I WANT TO DO IS BE .500.” AND THERE’S A MAN WHO WANTS TO DO THE SAME THING — TOM LANDRY, ACROSS THE FIELD, THE HEAD COACH OF THE COWBOYS. ALL RIGHT, ROGER STAUBACH KNOWS NOW WHAT TOM LANDRY WANTS TO DO BECAUSE THE TIGHT END BROUGHT IT IN. SECOND DOWN, 8 FROM MIDFIELD. HAYES WAS WIDE LEFT. STAUBACH… GAINS 5 TOUGH YARDS. IT’LL BE THIRD AND 3 AT THE MIAMI 45, AS NICK BUONICONTI AND BOB HEINZ MADE THE TACKLE.>>STAUBACH AGAIN TRYING TO SET UP A SCREEN PASS. WATCH HIM LOOK TO HIS RIGHT AND THEN AGAIN BE FORCED TO RUN, AS MIAMI’S DEFENSE AGAIN HAS EXCELLENT COVERAGE. THE FAKE WAS TO GARRISON. YOU SAW HIM LOOK FOR A SCREEN PASS. HE COULDN’T FIND IT. THEY HAD IT WELL-DEFENSED.>>ALL RIGHT. THIRD DOWN, 3. MIAMI 45. ALWORTH TO THE RIGHT COVERED BY FOLEY. HAYES IS IN THE SLOT TO THE RIGHT. THOMAS IN MOTION. GOT AWAY FROM ONE MAN. CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN. NAILED BY MANNY FERNANDEZ NEAR THE MIAMI 41- OR 42-YARD LINE.>>DON SHULA HAD TOLD US DURING THE WEEK THAT HE HAD TO ALERT HIS — IT IS A FIRST DOWN, BY THE WAY. HE HAD TO ALERT HIS DEFENSE THAT, ANY TIME STAUBACH STARTED TO SCRAMBLE, THEY SHOULD TREAT IT AS A SCREEN PASS. AGAIN HIS PRIMARY RECEIVERS ARE WELL-COVERED BY THE MIAMI SECONDARY. THEY PLAY STRICTLY A ZONE. STAUBACH, AS YOU KNOW, IS A FINE ATHLETE.>>SO, STAUBACH PICKS UP A FIRST DOWN AT THE MIAMI 41-YARD LINE. ALWORTH GOES LEFT. HAYES IS LINED UP ON THE LEFT SIDE. FIRST MAN THROUGH — GARRISON. INSIDE THE 35-YARD LINE OF THE DOLPHINS. MIKE KOLEN MADE THE TACKLE, BUT TOUGH WALT GARRISON GETS SOME VERY BIG YARDAGE ON FIRST DOWN.>>AND HE, OF COURSE, IS THE MAN WHO GAVE THAT DALLAS OFFENSE A GREAT LIFT AGAINST THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers. THERE’S LARRY CSONKA, THE MAN WHO FUMBLED THE BALL TO GIVE IT TO DALLAS TO HELP THEM SET UP THIS DRIVE. THEY’RE IN FIELD-GOAL RANGE NOW.>>GARRISON PICKED UP 8. IT’S SECOND DOWN AND 2. NO SCORE, 6:20, FIRST QUARTER, FROM NEW ORLEANS. GARRISON. FIRST DOWN. A LOT MORE. INSIDE THE 25. JAKE SCOTT IN THE SECONDARY. CURTIS JOHNSON, THE RIGHT CORNERBACK.>>AGAIN JUST A GREAT INDIVIDUAL EFFORT BY WALT GARRISON, NUMBER 32. THAT’S BLAINE NYE COMING OUT AND BLOCKING THE LEFT-SIDE LINEBACKER, NUMBER 59, DOUG SWIFT, FOR THE DOLPHINS. BUT MOST OF IT IS DONE BY NUMBER 32, RODEO COWBOY, WALT GARRISON. GARRISON 2 TIMES NOW FOR 18 YARDS.>>IT’S A FIRST DOWN FOR THE COWBOYS AT THE MIAMI 24-YARD LINE. ALWORTH RIGHT, HAYES LEFT. STAUBACH ON FIRST DOWN. HE’S BACK AT THE 37-YARD LINE. AND, PAT, OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE, IT LOOKED LIKE EVERY RECEIVER WAS COVERED.>>EVERY RECEIVER EXCEPT ONE, AND STAUBACH COULD NOT FIND HIM. LANCE ALWORTH CROSSED ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE FIELD, AND HE WAS WIDE OPEN.>>A LOSS OF 12 YARDS. THAT WAS JIM RILEY AND BOB HEINZ WHO NAILED STAUBACH FOR THE BIG LOSS. SO, NOW SECOND DOWN AND 22. AND DON SHULA LOOKS ONTO THE FIELD, AS HIS DOLPHIN DEFENSE, BY THEIR OWN DESCRIPTION, A GROUP OF NO-NAMES SEEKING IDENTITY. THEY SAID IT OVER AND AGAIN THIS WEEK.>>AND IT WOULD SEEM THEY’VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB SO FAR, AS STAUBACH HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO PICK UP HIS SECONDARY RECEIVERS AT ALL. HE HAD THAT PROBLEM AGAINST THE 49ers, TOO.>>ALL RIGHT, SECOND DOWN, 22. THIS IS HAYES. SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN, BUT A BIG GAIN TO THE 18-YARD LINE, WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE THIRD DOWN AND 4.>>BOB HAYES BEING COVERED PRIMARILY BY CURTIS JOHNSON, NUMBER 46, BUT HE LOST HIM WITH THAT CROSSING MOVE.>>JAKE SCOTT HAD TO MAKE THE TACKLE. 18-YARD GAIN. SO, HERE’S A BIG THIRD DOWN AND BETWEEN 4 AND 5. 4:30 LEFT TO PLAY, FIRST QUARTER. NO SCORE. HAYES RIGHT, ALWORTH LEFT. THIRD AND 4. INSIDE THE 10-YARD LINE, RUNNING BACK DUANE THOMAS HAS A FIRST AND GOAL.>>AND THAT IS WHAT STAUBACH IS GONNA HAVE TO DO, BECAUSE MIAMI’S DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB COVERING HIS TWO WIDE RECEIVERS — HAYES AND ALWORTH. HE’S GONNA HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP THOSE SECONDARY RECEIVERS. THAT IS THE FIRST TIME HE’S BEEN ABLE TO DO IT.>>ALL RIGHT, ON THIRD AND 4, STAUBACH PICKS UP 16 ON THE PASS TO THOMAS. FIRST AND GOAL AT THE 7. MIKE DITKA HAS CARRIED IN THE UPCOMING PLAY. ALWORTH AND HAYES ARE BOTH TO THE RIGHT. DUANE THOMAS. TO THE 4. WHAT LOOKED LIKE A HUGE HOLE WAS CLOSED IN A HURRY BY BOB HEINZ AND NICK BUONICONTI. SCORING DRIVE — A FUMBLE BY CSONKA, RECOVERY BY HOWLEY, 9-YARD FIELD GOAL — MIKE CLARK. MERCURY MORRIS AND HUBERT GINN ARE BACK FOR MIKE CLARK’S KICKOFF. FOLLOWING WIND. THIS IS GINN FROM THE 5. 30. 35, 37. MEL RENFRO UPSET HIM THERE. THE DOLPHINS NOW FROM THE MIAMI 37-YARD LINE. WARFIELD IS WIDE LEFT. GRIESE THE QUARTERBACK. KIICK AND CSONKA THE RUNNERS. KIICK. NO GAIN. CORNELL GREEN MADE THE TACKLE.>>WITH A BIG ASSIST FROM LARRY COLE, WHO PENETRATED AND KNOCKED OUT ALL THE POSSIBLE INTERFERENCE. HE’S NUMBER 63, THE LEFT DEFENSIVE END.>>KIICK PICKS UP 1. SECOND DOWN, 9. ONLY SECONDS REMAINING HERE IN THE FIRST QUARTER. THE COWBOYS HAVE A 3-0 EDGE. WARFIELD COMES LEFT. TWILLEY COMES LEFT. TIGHT END FLEMING IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE ON SECOND AND 9. TWILLEY IN MOTION. INTENDED FOR WARFIELD. INCOMPLETE. THE BIG COLLISION. HARRIS AND RENFRO DEFENDING.>>AND WATCH THE DOUBLE COVERAGE ON WARFIELD, WHICH IS WHAT WE EXPECTED. RENFRO IS 20, HARRIS IS 43. LEE ROY JORDAN, 55, ALSO BACK IN THE PICTURE RIGHT THERE. 0-FOR-2 IS GRIESE, AND THE FIRST QUARTER’S JUST ABOUT DONE.>>THIRD DOWN AND 9 WITH 13 SECONDS REMAINING ON THE CLOCK. THE DOLPHINS MOVING INTO THIS WIND THAT AT TIMES REACHES 25 MILES AN HOUR. WARFIELD LEFT. GRIESE FORCED TO SCRAMBLE. HE’S DOWN INSIDE THE 10-YARD LINE, AND BOB LILLY HAS HIM.>>GRIESE, OF COURSE, IS A FINE ATHLETE, BUT HERE’S ONE OF THE BEST ONES AROUND. NUMBER 74 IS LILLY. BIG PASS RUSH BY DALLAS. LILLY, ANDRIE, PUGH, AND COLE ALL PUTTING PRESSURE ON GRIESE.>>A LOSS OF 30 YARDS. FOURTH DOWN, 39. FROM THE END ZONE, LARRY SEIPLE. HAYES AND HARRIS ARE ON THE MIAMI SIDE OF THE 50. AND THERE’S THE GUN. THAT’S THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER, WITH THE SCORE, THE DALLAS COWBOYS 3, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS 0. WE’RE JUST ABOUT READY TO START THE SECOND QUARTER. BY WAITING THREE SECONDS, THE DOLPHINS, AND SPECIFICALLY PUNTER LARRY SEIPLE, WILL NOW HAVE THE BENEFIT OF A BIG FOLLOWING WIND. HAYES AND HARRIS, AGAIN, ARE DEEP. GOOD PUNT. HAYES SIGNALED FAIR CATCH ALL THE WAY BACK AT THE DALLAS 45-YARD LINE. SO THAT PUNT WAS IN THE AIR OVER 65 YARDS. HAYES AND ALWORTH BREAK TO THE RIGHT. TIGHT END MIKE DITKA IS ON THE LEFT. GARRISON AND THOMAS ARE THE RUNNING BACKS. GARRISON. AGAIN THE COWBOYS ARE ABLE TO PICK UP A GOOD GAIN ON FIRST DOWN, THIS TIME NEARLY 6 YARDS. IT’LL BE SECOND AND 4. MIKE KOLEN MADE THE STOP.>>IN THE FIRST QUARTER, DALLAS GOT 40 YARDS RUSHING, 33 PASSING FOR A TOTAL OF 73. MIAMI HAD 19 RUSHING AND NONE PASSING FOR A TOTAL OF 19. SO, THE COWBOYS, OWNERS OF A 3-0 LEAD, ALSO DOMINATED THE STATISTICS IN THE FIRST QUARTER.>>AGAIN BOTH THE WIDE RECEIVERS ARE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FIELD. THOMAS NOW WINGBACK LEFT. THIS IS DUANE THOMAS. CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN.>>THE LEADER OF THE MIAMI DEFENSIVE UNIT IS NICK BUONICONTI, NUMBER 85, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER. YOU CAN SEE HE GOT FOOLED A LITTLE BIT BY THE DALLAS MOTION IN THE BACKFIELD AND STARTED IN THE DIRECTION IN WHICH GARRISON WENT. THOMAS WOUND UP WITH THE BALL WITH THE WINGBACK REVERSE, BUT LOOK WHO STILL MAKES THE TACKLE. SOME PRETTY GOOD PURSUIT RIGHT THERE.>>NOT… WELL, IT’S CLOSE ENOUGH, IT’S GOING TO CALL FOR A MEASUREMENT HERE. INTERIOR LINEMEN FOR THE DALLAS COWBOYS — TONY LISCIO, 64, JOHN NILAND, 76, DAVE MANDERS, 51, AND BLAINE NYE, 61, RAYFIELD WRIGHT, NUMBER 70. PAT, I MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT TONY LISCIO. THAT IN ITSELF’S A STORY, ISN’T IT?>>IT CERTAINLY IS. TONY HAD RETIRED, BUT DURING THE SEASON WHEN RALPH NEELY BROKE HIS FOOT — THERE’S LISCIO, NUMBER 64 — BROKE HIS FOOT, TOM LANDRY MADE A PHONE CALL TO TONY LISCIO, ASKED HIM TO COME BACK AND PLAY. HE SAID HE WOULD AFTER THINKING FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES, AND HE’S DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB.>>IT WAS A FIRST DOWN AT THE MIAMI 44. ON FIRST DOWN, STAUBACH. HE IS GOING DEEP FOR HAYES. WHAT A PLAY! WHAT A PLAY BY CORNERBACK TIM FOLEY, WHO HAD HIM ALL THE WAY, NUMBER 25.>>HAYES HAD A STEP OR TWO, BUT REMEMBER THAT ROGER STAUBACH’S THROWING INTO A PRETTY STRONG WIND HERE. LOOKED LIKE THE BALL MIGHT HAVE HUNG JUST A BIT. BECAUSE HAYES HAD HIM BY A STRIDE RIGHT THERE, YOU CAN SEE. BUT A GOOD PLAY. TIM FOLEY, NUMBER 25, SECOND-YEAR MAN FROM PURDUE. OUT LAST YEAR MOST OF THE SEASON WITH INJURIES. HE’S COME ON TO DO A FINE JOB.>>WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT RIGHT NOW HAYES IS JUST GETTING BACK TO THE HUDDLE? HE WAS ALL THE WAY DOWN AT THE GOAL LINE.>>STAUBACH NOW 4 OUT OF 6 FOR A TOTAL OF 40 YARDS. THAT’S THE FIRST TIME HE’S REALLY HAD GOOD PROTECTION. MIAMI’S HAD A GOOD PASS RUSH.>>13:19 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. SECOND DOWN, 10. THE COWBOYS AT THE DOLPHIN 44. THIS IS A SCREEN TO GARRISON. SHORT GAIN — ABOUT 4. IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN AND 6. AND DOUG SWIFT AND NICK BUONICONTI, TWO OF THE THREE DOLPHIN LINEBACKERS, WERE OUTSTANDING ON THAT STOP.>>I’LL TELL YOU, I DON’T WANT TO WEAR YOU OUT WITH IT, BUT IT’S HARD TO OVEREMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GREAT PURSUIT THIS MIAMI DEFENSE HAS HAD SO FAR. DALLAS HAS HAD THE BALL MOST OF THE TIME.>>COWBOYS HAVE A 3-0 LEAD. DALLAS RECOVERED A LARRY CSONKA FUMBLE AT THE DALLAS 48-YARD LINE AND WENT 52 YARDS. CLIMAXED BY THE FIELD GOAL BY CLARK. WHISTLE ON THE FIELD. ROGER STAUBACH IS HEADED FOR THE SIDELINES. QUARTERBACK ROGER STAUBACH OF THE COWBOYS HAS HAD A CHANCE TO TALK WITH TOM LANDRY AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COWBOY COACHING STAFF, AND IN A MOMENT WE’LL KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE DECIDED. IT IS THIRD AND 6. THE COWBOYS ARE AT THE MIAMI DOLPHIN 40-YARD LINE. NOW, KEEP IN MIND DALLAS’ RECEIVERS HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER MUST LOOK BACK INTO A VERY BRIGHT SUN.>>THAT’S A TIME-OUT DALLAS DID NOT WANT TO TAKE. THEY HAD SOME CONFUSION IN THE OFFENSIVE HUDDLE. SO, THAT LEAVES THEM NOW WITH ONLY TWO IN THIS QUARTER.>>HAYES LEFT. ALWORTH RIGHT. THIRD AND 6. INTENDED RECEIVER — ALWORTH. DEFENDING — TIM FOLEY. IT’LL BE FOURTH AND 6.>>I DON’T BELIEVE THAT DALLAS WILL TRY A FIELD GOAL FROM THIS POSITION. IT WOULD BE ABOUT 47 YARDS, AND CLARK HAS NOT BEEN THAT STRONG A KICKER THIS YEAR. SO, WE’LL PROBABLY SEE PUNTER RON WIDBY.>>IT IS WIDBY FROM INSIDE… THE 50. RETURN MEN WILL BE DICK ANDERSON AND JAKE SCOTT. ANDERSON WEARS 40. IT WAS ANDERSON, YOU KNOW, WHO MADE THAT JUST FANTASTIC RUN, AIDED BY EVEN MORE OUTSTANDING BLOCKING, AGAINST THE COLTS IN THEIR PLAYOFF. GREAT PUNT INTO THE WIND. IT’LL BE A TOUCHBACK. AND THE DOLPHINS, TRAILING BY 3-0, WILL START FROM THE MIAMI 20-YARD LINE. THE DOLPHINS, WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET ANYTHING STARTED OFFENSIVELY SO FAR, START FROM THE MIAMI 20-YARD LINE. TWILLEY RIGHT. WARFIELD LEFT. JIM KIICK. 25. CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN. JUST ABOUT A FOOT SHY OF THE 30. CLIFF HARRIS RAN HIM OUT OF BOUNDS — JIM KIICK.>>AND I THINK YOU POSSIBLY SAW ON THAT PLAY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DON SHULA, THE MIAMI COACH, IS MOST PROUD OF, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT VERY FEW TEAMS HAVE — GOOD OUTSIDE BLOCKERS. BOTH PAUL WARFIELD AND HOWARD TWILLEY ARE EXCELLENT BLOCKERS. AND THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MAKE THIS WIDE MIAMI ATTACK GO. THAT’S NICK BUONICONTI ON THE MIAMI SIDELINE.>>IT’S SECOND DOWN AND ABOUT A FOOT TO GO. AND TWILLEY COMES WIDE RIGHT. HE DRAWS THE ATTENTION OF CORNERBACK HERB ADDERLEY. LOOKS LIKE A FIRST DOWN FOR CSONKA. FORWARD PROGRESS IS MARKED THE 31-YARD LINE. MIAMI’S INTERIOR LINE MADE UP OF DOUG CRUSAN, 67, BOB KUECHENBERG, 67 — CRUSAN, 77 — BOB DeMARCO, NUMBER 61, THE VETERAN CENTER, LARRY LITTLE, NUMBER 66. THERE’S THE HEAD COACH OF THE COWBOYS — TOM LANDRY. NORM EVANS, NUMBER 73, IS THE RIGHT TACKLE. TWILLEY COMES RIGHT. WARFIELD LEFT. FIRST DOWN, DOLPHINS, DOLPHIN 31-YARD LINE. GRIESE, WHO IS LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST COMPLETION. TWILLEY — FIRST DOWN. 49-YARD LINE OF THE COWBOYS. ADDERLEY AND HARRIS MADE THE TACKLE.>>GRIESE JUST BARELY GOT RID OF THIS BALL. WATCH THIS. ADDERLEY COVERING HOWARD TWILLEY. HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE A GOOD PATTERN MAN, AND HE SURE RAN A GOOD ONE RIGHT THERE. HARRIS COMING UP TO MAKE THE TACKLE, WITH HELP FROM HERB ADDERLEY. 20-YARD GAIN FOR MIAMI, GRIESE’S FIRST COMPLETION.>>11 MINUTES AND A COUPLE OF SECONDS REMAINING, FIRST HALF. 3-0, COWBOYS. CSONKA. REACHED THE 46 OF DALLAS, WHERE IT’LL BE SECOND AND 7. EDWARDS AND COLE TEAMED UP TO MAKE THE STOP.>>DURING THE REGULAR SEASON, JIM KIICK GAINED 738 YARDS RUNNING, AND LARRY CSONKA PICKED UP OVER 1,000. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DO SO WELL IS BLOCK FOR EACH OTHER. YOU REMEMBER A LONG RUN BY CSONKA EARLIER IN THE GAME FOR A FIRST DOWN. KIICK GOT JUST A TREMENDOUS BLOCK ON DAVE EDWARDS.>>WARFIELD TO THE LEFT. MEL RENFRO IS ABOUT 5 YARDS OFF THE LINE AGAINST HIM. SECOND AND 7. RULED INCOMPLETE. WARFIELD — I SHOULDN’T HAVE SAIDRULEDINCOMPLETE. ITWASINCOMPLETE. WARFIELD AND RENFRO COLLIDED AROUND THE DALLAS 30.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE FELT THAT THE COWBOYS WOULD HAVE TO WEAKEN THEMSELVES BY DOUBLE-COVERING WARFIELD WHEREVER HE WENT. BUT TOM LANDRY HAS GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THE ABILITY OF THIS MAN, NUMBER 20, MEL RENFRO, AND HE DOESN’T MIND LEAVING HIM ONE-ON-ONE ON ANYBODY. WARFIELD’S A PRETTY TOUGH ASSIGNMENT.>>JETHRO PUGH PUT A PRETTY GOOD RUSH ON GRIESE THAT TIME. AND SO HERE ARE THE DOLPHINS WITH A THIRD AND 7 AT THE DALLAS 46. WARFIELD GOES LEFT. TWILLEY COMES RIGHT. OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 42-YARD LINE.>>I THINK IT WAS ONE OF THE SET BACKS — JIM KIICK COMING OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. YES.>>SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN BY ABOUT 3 YARDS. ALL RIGHT. THE MAN DOLPHIN FANS WILL NEVER FORGET. GARO YEPREMIAN COMES ON. HE HAS THE BENEFIT OF A FOLLOWING WIND OF ABOUT — WELL, IN EXCESS OF 20 MILES AN HOUR. FROM 49 YARDS AWAY. 28-OF-40, REGULAR SEASON. JUST UNDER THE CROSSBAR. TOUCHBACK. THAT WAS MEL RENFRO WHO WAS BACK THERE IN THE EVENT DALLAS ELECTED A RUNBACK. SO, THE DOLPHINS ARE STILL WITHOUT A SCORE, BUT THE COWBOYS WILL START FROM THE DALLAS 20. HEAD COACH DON SHULA IS THE MAN RIGHT BEHIND HOWARD TWILLEY, ONE OF THE MIAMI WIDE RECEIVERS. WELL, DON JUST ABOUT DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW RIGHT THERE. MEANWHILE, TOM LANDRY. OVER AND AGAIN THE PACING MAN OF THE COWBOYS. FIRST DOWN, DALLAS, DALLAS 20-YARD LINE. DUANE THOMAS. 5 YARDS. 10 YARDS. TIM FOLEY MADE THE TACKLE.>>LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AND WATCH THE OUTSTANDING JOB DONE BY THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS OFFENSIVE LINE FOR DALLAS. DAVE MANDERS, THE GOOD BLOCK RIGHT THERE. GARRISON LEADING THE PLAY. THE REST OF IT’S DONE BY THOMAS HIMSELF. YOU CAN SEE, BASED ON HOW QUICK A MOVE HE MADE RIGHT THERE, THAT FOOTING HERE IN TULANE STADIUM IS VERY, VERY GOOD.>>IT IS A FIRST DOWN. BILLY TRUAX HAS CARRIED IN THIS COMING PLAY NOW. ALWORTH LEFT, HAYES RIGHT. THOMAS AGAIN. FIRST DOWN. I’M SORRY — WALT GARRISON, NUMBER 32.>>LOOKS LIKE THEY FOUND THE SPOT THEY WANT TO WORK ON. THE LAST TWO PLAYS, VERY SUCCESSFUL, HAVE BEEN DIRECTED AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THAT MIAMI DEFENSE. WATCH MIDDLE LINEBACKER NICK BUONICONTI, NUMBER 85. WATCH HIM PICK HIM UP. LET’S SEE WHO GETS THE JOB DONE HERE. MUST HAVE INFLUENCED HIM. THAT’S BLAINE NYE, NUMBER 61, WHO’S GOT THE GOOD BLOCK ON HIM. HE’S THE RIGHT OFFENSIVE GUARD FOR DALLAS. 17 YARDS FOR WALT GARRISON ON THAT CARRY.>>ALL RIGHT, FIRST DOWN AT THE DALLAS 47. THOMAS THIS TIME IS NAILED BY FERNANDEZ AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.>>84, THE RIGHT DEFENSIVE END FOR MIAMI, IS THE MAN WHO FORCED IT IN THE SIDE — INSIDE, RATHER. BILLY TRUAX — IN THE EVENT, I SHOULD SAY, THAT YOU DON’T KNOW, TOM LANDRY CALLS ALL THE PLAYS FOR THE DALLAS COWBOYS AND SHUTTLES HIS TWO TIGHT ENDS, BILLY TRUAX AND MIKE DITKA. THEY BRING THE WORD OF TOM LANDRY IN TO ROGER STAUBACH.>>THIS TIME IT WAS TRUAX. SECOND DOWN, 10. GARRISON. AND NOTHING THERE. MIKE KOLEN HELPED OUT THAT TIME, THE LINEBACKER. AND IT’S GONNA BE THIRD DOWN AND STILL ABOUT — WELL, MAYBE 9 YARDS TO GO FOR A FIRST DOWN. 7:50 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. THE COWBOYS ARE LEADING 3-0, CAPITALIZING ON A TURNOVER — A FUMBLE BY MIAMI’S LARRY CSONKA, RECOVERED BY CHUCK HOWLEY. MIKE CLARK KICKED A FIELD GOAL OF 9 YARDS. TOOK THEM 11 PLAYS TO GET THE SCORE. THIRD AND 9. HAYES LEFT. ALWORTH RIGHT. STAUBACH. MIKE DITKA THE INTENDED RECEIVER. AND HE WAS HIT HARD BY LINEBACKER DOUG SWIFT, AND IT’S INCOMPLETE. IT’LL BE FOURTH AND 9.>>DITKA WAS WIDE OPEN. SWIFT IS NUMBER 59. LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOT HIM RIGHT BY HIMSELF, WHICH IS RATHER STRANGE. THAT MUST MEAN THEY’RE DOUBLE-COVERING THE OUTSIDE RECEIVERS. JUST TOOK HIS EYES OFF IT. THAT’S ABOUT ALL YOU CAN SAY ABOUT THAT.>>RON WIDBY IS THE PUNTER. INTO THE WIND. NO CHANGE IN RETURN MEN — DICK ANDERSON, JAKE SCOTT. WE’LL WATCH FROM BEHIND THE PUNTER, WIDBY, INSIDE THE DALLAS 35. AND IT’LL BE MIAMI AT THE DOLPHIN 26-YARD LINE WITH A FIRST AND 10. TULANE STADIUM IN NEW ORLEANS FOR SUPER BOWL NUMBER VI TO SEE IF THE SO-CALLED CINDERELLA TEAM, THE DOLPHINS… IN THEIR SIXTH YEAR, CAN DEFEAT THE DALLAS COWBOYS. FIRST AND 10, MIAMI, DOLPHIN 26. GRIESE. ALMOST INTERCEPTED BY A LINEBACKER. INTENDED RECEIVER WAS WARFIELD. CLIFF HARRIS WAS DEFENDING, TOO. THAT’S WORTH A SECOND LOOK.>>AND THIS IS JUST ABOUT THE PLAY THAT PRESIDENT NIXON SUGGESTED THAT THE DOLPHINS RUN, A DOWN-AND-IN TO PAUL WARFIELD. BALL’S A LITTLE BIT HIGH FOR PAUL TO HANDLE, AND HE COULDN’T QUITE FIND THE HANDLE, AS YOU CAN SEE. CLIFF HARRIS COMING OVER, AND MEL RENFRO HAD HIM ON THE OUTSIDE. LEE ROY JORDAN AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS HAD SHOTS AT IT IF IT STAYED UP IN THE AIR A LITTLE BIT LONGER.>>2-OF-6 COMPLETIONS FOR GRIESE, 24 YARDS. SECOND AND 10. OUT TO THE 30 COMES CSONKA.>>WALT GARRISON, THE VERY, VERY TOUGH DALLAS FULLBACK, CHECKING HIS FINGERS ON THE DALLAS BENCH. WHAT HE’S DOING RIGHT THERE — I HOPE I CAN EXPLAIN IT TO YOU. HE’S JUST PUT SOME STICKUM ON HIS HANDS TO HELP HIM HOLD ONTO THE BALL A LITTLE BIT BETTER. AND HE’S JUST CHECKING TO SEE THAT THE STICKUM IS OPERATING.>>LET’S SEE WHAT GRIESE DECIDES HERE ON THIRD AND 8 FROM THE MIAMI 29-YARD LINE. THIRD AND 8. COMPLETE TO THE 35-YARD LINE. SHY OF A FIRST DOWN WILL BE JIM KIICK. HE NEEDED TO REACH THE 37. CLIFF HARRIS MADE A FINE DEFENSIVE PLAY.>>CHUCK HOWLEY PUT A BIG RUSH ON THE PASSER, WHICH INDICATES THAT THE COWBOYS WERE BLITZING THAT PARTICULAR TIME BECAUSE HOWLEY IS A LINEBACKER, AND THAT’S THE FIRST ONE THEY’VE SHOWN THIS AFTERNOON.>>BOB HAYES IS INSIDE THE DALLAS 40. CLIFF HARRIS WILL COME INTO VIEW IN A SECOND. THERE IS THE DALLAS SPEEDSTER. PUNTS OF 46 AND 47 YARDS BY LARRY SEIPLE. THE COWBOYS WILL BE BACK INSIDE THE COWBOY 25-YARD LINE. WE HAVE NOT SEEN — WE’RE LOOKING AT DON SHULA RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE NOT SEEN RUNNING BACK CALVIN HILL. AND AS TIME GOES BY, IT BECOMES EVER MORE DOUBTFUL THAT WE WILL SEE CALVIN HILL TODAY. IT’S BEEN GARRISON — WALT GARRISON — AND DUANE THOMAS SO FAR, AND THEY’RE IN THERE NOW. SEVEN CARRIES, 45 YARDS — GARRISON, NUMBER 32, WHO IS NOW SLOT BACK RIGHT. THIS IS DUANE THOMAS. 28-YARD LINE. IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN AND 6. AND BOB HEINZ AND MIKE KOLEN, THE MIAMI DUO TO MAKE THE PLAY.>>THAT IS THE ONE SPOT ON THE DALLAS — ON THE MIAMI DEFENSIVE LINE, RATHER, THAT DALLAS HAS BEEN ABLE TO HAVE SOME SUCCESS RUNNING — AT LEFT END JIM RILEY. THERE IS CALVIN HILL, NUMBER 35, THE BIG RUNNING BACK OF THE COWBOYS.>>SECOND DOWN, BETWEEN 5 AND 6 FOR THE COWBOYS. THIS IS DUANE THOMAS WITH A SCREEN. 35-YARD LINE. LOOKS LIKE A DALLAS FIRST DOWN. CURTIS JOHNSON MADE THE TACKLE. THE MAIN BLOCKER — NUMBER 76, JOHN NILAND.>>A PLAY THAT DALLAS HAS HAD GREAT SUCCESS WITH — WATCH STAUBACH FAKE TO HIS RIGHT HERE TO SET UP A SCREEN TO THAT SIDE TO WALT GARRISON AND THEN THROW BACK TO A ONE-MAN SCREEN ON THE OTHER SIDE. AS JOHN NILAND WAS OUT BLOCKING IN FRONT OF DUANE THOMAS AFTER HE GOT THE FIRST DOWN.>>AND SO WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT IN THE FIRST HALF, THE COWBOYS HAVE A FIRST DOWN AT THE DALLAS 35-YARD LINE. THOMAS. TO THE 40. AND IN A MOMENT, WE’LL KNOW WHAT TOM LANDRY JUST WHISPERED TO BILLY TRUAX.>>HERE’S A GUY YOU REALLY GOT TO ADMIRE — BILLY TRUAX, WHO’S PLAYED THIS ENTIRE YEAR WITH A BAD KNEE, WHICH HAS GREATLY LIMITED HIS MOBILITY. BUT WE’VE SEEN HIM COME UP WITH SOME THIRD-DOWN CATCHES, SOME REALLY CLUTCH CATCHES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.>>ALWORTH RIGHT, HAYES LEFT. SECOND AND 5, COWBOYS, DALLAS 40. THIS IS THOMAS. 40. FIRST DOWN, 46-YARD LINE. WE’LL KEEP WATCHING THE CLOCK. 4:17 LEFT IN THE HALF NOW. DICK ANDERSON MADE THE TACKLE. BLAINE NYE WAS THE PRINCIPAL BLOCKER, AS THE COWBOYS GET ANOTHER FIRST DOWN.>>THOMAS HAS EIGHT CARRIES AND HAS PICKED UP 42 YARDS SO FAR.>>AND WE SEE DUANE THOMAS — I BELIEVE THAT’S THOMAS — HEADED TO THE SIDELINE. YES. THERE HE IS — DUANE THOMAS HEADED TO THE SIDELINES. AND CALVIN HILL, NUMBER 35, IS IN THE GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME. GARRISON. NOWHERE TO GO. LET’S SEE WHO WAS THE FIRST MAN TO MAKE CONTACT. NICK BUONICONTI WAS THERE. BOB HEINZ WAS THERE. GAIN OF, AT THE MOST, A YARD. SECOND DOWN, 9.>>FROM WHAT I HAD HEARD DURING THE WEEK, FRANKLY, RAY, I DIDN’T THINK CALVIN HILL WAS GONNA BE ABLE TO PLAY, BECAUSE IN THE EARLY PARTS OF WORKOUTS, PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT — ALTHOUGH THE WORKOUTS HAVE BEEN CLOSED, BOTH TEAMS WERE SAYING THAT THOMAS WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY RUNNING.>>ALWORTH RIGHT, HAYES LEFT. SECOND AND 9. HILL CAME IN MOTION. FAKE TO GARRISON. AN INTENDED SCREEN. AND BOB HEINZ BROKE IT UP.>>IT WAS A SCREEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO SET UP RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. AND GARRISON HAD SORT OF SIFTED THROUGH THE MIAMI RUSH. AND HE WAS OPEN. THE THING WAS PRETTY WELL SET IF STAUBACH HAD BEEN ABLE TO GET THE BALL TO HIM.>>NOW FOR THE COWBOYS, THIRD DOWN, 9. ALWORTH LEFT, HAYES RIGHT. FOLEY IS OUT WITH HAYES. CURTIS JOHNSON COVERING ALWORTH. THIS IS THIRD AND 9. ALWORTH. FIRST DOWN AT THE MIAMI 33. DICK ANDERSON MADE THE TACKLE.>>TAKE A LOOK AT LANCE ALWORTH, NUMBER 19, ONE OF THE TRULY GREAT RECEIVERS EVER TO PLAY PRO FOOTBALL, AS HE FINDS THE OPEN SPOT IN THE MIAMI ZONE. RIGHT THERE. JUST IN FRONT OF DICK ANDERSON, WHO FINALLY MAKES THE TACKLE. 27-YARD GAIN, STAUBACH TO ALWORTH.>>SO NOW THE COWBOYS ARE VERY CLOSE TO FIELD-GOAL RANGE FOR MIKE CLARK. AND ALWORTH COMES TO THE LEFT SIDE, AND SO DOES HAYES. SECOND MAN — THAT’S CALVIN HILL. HE’S INSIDE THE 20-YARD LINE FOR A FIRST DOWN. ANDERSON AND SCOTT MADE THE STOP.>>HE SURE DIDN’T LOOK HURT THERE, DID HE? BY THE WAY, DUANE THOMAS, WE’VE BEEN INFORMED, IS NOT HURT. JUST SITTING OUT FOR A LITTLE BIT OF A REST. THEY DON’T HURT THEMSELVES TOO MUCH WITH THIS MAN IN THERE, DO THEY? THIS IS CALVIN HILL — 6’4″, 230-POUND RUNNING BACK FROM YALE. THAT PLAY GAINED 13 YARDS.>>WE’RE COMING UP TO THE 2-MINUTE MARK. FRANK CORNISH HAS MOVED INTO THE DEFENSE, NUMBER 71. FIRST DOWN AT THE MIAMI 19-YARD LINE. HILL AGAIN. 15. HE’S DOWN TO THE 12. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE… THE OFFICIALS TELL OUR COACHES THAT 2 MINUTES REMAIN IN THE FIRST HALF. FIRST HALF THAT HAS BEEN ALMOST COMPLETELY DOMINATED BY THE COWBOYS, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET JUST 3 POINTS ON THE BOARD. IT IS A SECOND DOWN AND 3 1/2 FOR THE COWBOYS AT THE DOLPHIN 12 1/2.>>DOMINATED TO THE POINT, RAY, WHERE DALLAS HAS RUN 35 OFFENSIVE PLAYS SO FAR IN THE FIRST HALF. MIAMI’S RUN BUT 16. IT’S HARD TO LEAD WITH YOUR DEFENSIVE UNIT ON THE FIELD THAT LONG AND EXPOSE THEM TO OFFENSE THAT MUCH WITHOUT THEM GIVING UP SOME POINTS. THEY’VE DONE A GOOD JOB.>>HAYES AND ALWORTH LEFT. TO THIS SIDE COMES CALVIN HILL. HE’S CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN. IT’S FIRST AND GOAL, I BELIEVE. WE NOTICED, INCIDENTALLY, DURING THE TIME-OUT — DURING THE 2:00 WARNING THAT DUANE THOMAS WAS TALKING WITH PLAYER-COACH DAN REEVES OVER AROUND THE 40-YARD LINE. ALL RIGHT, FIRST AND GOAL.>>THAT’S AN INSIDE HAND-OFF THAT DALLAS JUST RAN, A PLAY THEY HAD SUCCESS IN THE OTHER DIRECTION EARLIER WITH DUANE THOMAS CARRYING.>>GARRISON IS TO THE LEFT OF STAUBACH, HILL TO THE RIGHT. TOUCHDOWN — ALWORTH!>>FANTASTIC MOVE BY LANCE ALWORTH TO KEEP HIS FEET IN BOUNDS. HE WAS WELL-COVERED BY CURTIS JOHNSON, THE CORNERBACK ON THAT SIDE. JOHNSON DOESN’T THINK HE WAS IN BOUNDS. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. STAUBACH AGAIN WITH GOOD PROTECTION. WATCH ALWORTH’S FEET. YES, SIR, HE’S GOT THEM DOWN, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.>>ROGER STAUBACH REALLY DRILLED THAT. AS RECEIVER LANCE ALWORTH JUST GOT AWAY FROM CORNERBACK CURTIS JOHNSON. REEVES HOLDS. CLARK KICKS. ANOTHER POINT IS ON THE BOARD. THE COWBOYS NOW LEAD THE DOLPHINS BY 10-0. THE DOLPHINS ARE ABOUT TO GET THE FOOTBALL, AS THIS DALLAS DEFENSE HAS ALMOST COMPLETELY STYMIED THE MIAMI OFFENSE THUS FAR. AIDED ON THE FIRST SCORE, THE FIELD GOAL, BY A FUMBLE RECOVERY. YOU’LL NOTICE THE BALL WAS NOT TEED UP. BY GOING OUT OF BOUNDS — AND YOU SAW THE MARKER FLY FROM ONE OF THE OFFICIALS — THE COWBOYS NOW WILL HAVE TO KICK OFF FROM THE COWBOY 35-YARD LINE.>>THAT, BY THE WAY, WAS NOT AN ONSIDE-KICK ATTEMPT BY MIKE CLARK. IT WAS JUST REALIZING THAT THEY HAVE TO KICK INTO A VERY TOUGH WIND. THE COWBOYS DID NOT WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE THAT MERCURY MORRIS OR HUBERT GINN MIGHT GET A RUNNING START AND SET UP A LONG KICKOFF RETURN. IT WAS NOT AN ONSIDE KICK BY ANY MEANS. IT WAS JUST TO GET AWAY FROM A LONG RETURN. THAT, BY THE WAY, IS THE FIRST PENALTY OF THE GAME.>>AMAZING.>>YOU’D FIGURE WITH TWO TEAMS KEYED UP LIKE THIS — NOW HE’S GOT THE BALL SITTING UP. HE’S GONNA KICK AWAY, SO THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SET UP A RETURN.>>NOW JUST ONE MAN IS DEEP. I BELIEVE THAT’S MERCURY MORRIS, RIGHT. INTO THE WIND NOW. MERCURY AT THE 20. AND THE COWBOYS COVER THE KICK BEAUTIFULLY. IT’LL BE MIAMI FROM THE DOLPHIN 31-YARD LINE WITH 1:10 LEFT IN THE HALF. FIRST MAN DOWN… ISAAC THOMAS. SECOND MAN — CLAXTON WELCH. SO, LET’S SEE WHAT THE DOLPHINS CAN DO NOW, TRAILING BY 10-0. TWILLEY AND WARFIELD ARE BOTH ON THE LEFT SIDE. ON FIRST DOWN, BOB GRIESE — GREAT PROTECTION. GAIN OF ABOUT 7 TO THE 37-YARD LINE. CORNELL MADE THE — GREEN MADE THE TACKLE ON PAUL WARFIELD.>>THERE’S THE MAN WHO JUST SCORED THE TOUCHDOWN — OR YOU SAW HIM JUST A SECOND AGO — LANCE ALWORTH, NUMBER 19. SPENT SO MANY YEARS WITH SAN DIEGO, THIS HIS FIRST IN DALLAS. TALKING ABOUT THE WAY THE MIAMI WIDE RECEIVERS — THERE’S THE CONFERENCE ON THE SIDELINE, WITH BOB GRIESE JUST WALKING IN. DON SHULA TALKING. THE OTHER MAN IS THE OTHER MIAMI QUARTERBACK, GEORGE MIRA, WHO BACKS UP BOB GRIESE.>>CHANGE OF TIGHT END, MIAMI. JIM MANDICH, NUMBER 88, HAS REPLACED MARV FLEMING. THE COWBOYS HAVE A FIFTH DEFENSIVE BACK IN — CHARLIE WATERS.>>AND THEY HAVE ONLY THREE LINEMEN RUSHING. ONE IS 85, TODY SMITH — NUMBER 85, AS I SAID. I BELIEVE THE OTHER IS PAT TOOMAY, 67.>>SO NOW IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN AND 5 FOR THE DOLPHINS FROM THE DOLPHIN 37-YARD LINE WITH ONLY 52 SECONDS REMAINING IN THE FIRST HALF. BILL GREGORY, NUMBER 77, HAS NOW MOVED IN DEFENSIVELY.>>I THINK INDICATIVE OF THE OUTSTANDING JOB THAT TOM LANDRY’S DEFENSE HAS DONE IS THE FACT THAT THAT IS THE FIRST PASS PAUL WARFIELD HAS CAUGHT, AND HE’S BEEN HELD TO A NET GAIN OF 5 YARDS.>>SECOND DOWN, 5. TWILLEY COMES TO THE RIGHT. HERB ADDERLEY MOVES WITH HIM. D.D. LEWIS IS IN THE GAME DEFENSIVELY NOW. A THREE-MAN RUSH. THIS… COMING OUT OF THE BACKFIELD, JIM KIICK OUT TO THE 48-YARD LINE. 40 SECONDS NOW LEFT IN THE FIRST HALF. AND NO HUDDLE, AS YOU’LL SEE. WARFIELD LEFT. TWILLEY RIGHT. THE CLOCK STARTS TO RUN. MARKER DOWN. WAS IT INTERCEPTED BY HERB ADDERLEY? LET’S CHECK THE MARKER FIRST. NO. IT IS RULED IT IS NOT AN INTERCEPTION. BUT THERE WAS A MARKER AT THE SNAP. THAT’S WORTH A SECOND LOOK.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT ADDERLEY. HE’S NUMBER 26. THE REST OF THE COWBOYS WERE YELLING THAT HE SHOULD GET UP AND RUN WITH THIS BALL, BUT LET’S SEE. HE OUGHT TO BE COMING INTO THE PICTURE RIGHT NOW. YES. HE KNEW HE DIDN’T HAVE IT. I THOUGHT THE WAY HE STAYED ON THE GROUND HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN HURT. HERE IT IS AGAIN. YOU CAN SEE IT JUST GRAZING THE TOP OF THE… ARTIFICIAL SURFACE. HERE’S THE INDICATION.>>OFFSIDE. IT’LL BE FIRST AND 5. AND NOW A HOST OF SUBSTITUTIONS ARE MADE WITH ONLY 22 SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF.>>MIAMI STILL HAS TWO TIME-OUTS LEFT. THEY’VE USED ONLY ONE OF THEIR ALLOTTED THREE.>>ANDRIE, LILLY, PUGH, AND COLE ARE ALL IN THERE NOW. WARFIELD AND TWILLEY TO THE LEFT. FIRST AND 5 FROM THE DALLAS 47. INSIDE THE 25-YARD LINE! PAUL WARFIELD HAS CAUGHT HIS SECOND PASS, AND NOW THE DOLPHINS ARE IN RANGE. SEVEN TIMES IN THE FIRST HALF DALLAS WAS FACED WITH A THIRD-DOWN SITUATION, THREE TIMES WERE SUCCESSFUL IN GAINING THE FIRST DOWN. MEANWHILE, 0-OF-4 THE RECORD FOR MIAMI. SO LET’S SEE WHAT THE SECOND HALF HOLDS IN STORE AS YEPREMIAN KICKS TO HARRIS AND THOMAS. 10-3, THE COWBOYS.>>THAT THOMAS IS NOT DUANE THOMAS, BY THE WAY. THAT’S ISAAC THOMAS, WHO TWICE DURING THE REGULAR SEASON MANAGED TO BRING ONE BACK ALL THE WAY FOR A TOUCHDOWN, ONCE AGAINST THE RAMS, ONCE AGAINST THE JETS.>>FOLLOWING WIND. THIS IS THE BEFORE-MENTIONED ISAAC THOMAS, AND HE GETS IT OUT JUST SHY OF THE 30-YARD LINE, WHERE LLOYD MUMPHORD MADE THE TACKLE FOR MIAMI. SO, A 19-YARD RETURN.>>STATISTICS OF THE FIRST HALF SHOW THE DALLAS DOMINANCE. 13 FIRST DOWNS TO 5. TOTAL YARDS — 177 TO 74. DALLAS RAN 37 OFFENSIVE PLAYS. MIAMI RAN ONLY 21. THERE WAS ONLY ONE PENALTY IN THE ENTIRE FIRST HALF.>>DUANE THOMAS AND WALT GARRISON ARE THE RUNNING BACKS. FLANKER LEFT IS THOMAS. THIS IS GARRISON. AND GREAT PURSUIT LIMITS THE GAIN TO ABOUT 3 YARDS TO THE 32-YARD LINE. AND IT WAS BILL STANFILL MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR STOPPING THE PLAY. AND HERE COMES THE MESSENGER, BILLY TRUAX. WE’RE DOUBLE-CHECKING TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER — ANY CHANGES FOR THE DALLAS OFFENSE. WE EXPECT TO SEE LISCIO, 64, NILAND, 76, MANDERS, 51, NYE, 61, AND WRIGHT, 70. TRUAX IS ON THE LEFT SIDE. ALWORTH AND HAYES ARE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. ON SECOND DOWN, 7. DUANE THOMAS. TO THE 36. IT WILL BE THIRD DOWN AND ABOUT 3. TEAMING UP — BUONICONTI, RILEY. AND NOW THE MIAMI DEFENSE — BILL STANFILL, 84, BOB HEINZ, 72, MANNY FERNANDEZ, 75, JIM RILEY, 70. THEY’RE THE MEN UP FRONT. THE LINEBACKERS — IN THE MIDDLE, NICK BUONICONTI, 85. ON HIS LEFT IS DOUG SWIFT, 59. AND ON HIS RIGHT IS MIKE KOLEN, 57. AND CALVIN HILL IS IN THE LINEUP NOW, REPLACING THOMAS. HE IS TO THE RIGHT OF STAUBACH. THIRD AND 3. AND THAT’S CALVIN HILL FOR A FIRST DOWN AT THE 48-YARD LINE, AND MIKE KOLEN MADE THE TACKLE.>>AND HILL LEAVES, AS YOU CAN SEE AT THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN, AND DUANE THOMAS WILL COME BACK. BUT THAT, AGAIN, IS SOMETHING THAT STAUBACH IS GONNA HAVE TO DO, AS THAT PLAY GAINED 11 YARDS. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT STAUBACH IS GONNA HAVE TO DO, AND THAT IS PICK UP HIS SECONDARY RECEIVERS WHEN THE PRIMARY ONES ARE COVERED.>>IT’S ANOTHER DALLAS FIRST DOWN, THIS ONE BETWEEN THE 47- AND 48-YARD LINE OF THE COWBOYS. ALWORTH AND HAYES ARE ON THE WIDE SIDE OF THE FIELD. DUANE THOMAS. BREAKING TACKLE AFTER TACKLE, AND A GAIN OF 8. DUANE THOMAS CARRIES INTO MIAMI TERRITORY AT THE 45-YARD LINE.>>LET’S LOOK AT IT AGAIN FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF ROGER STAUBACH AS HE HANDS BACK TO DUANE THOMAS. THE COWBOYS… WITH TACKLE RAYFIELD WRIGHT AND BLAINE NYE OUT IN FRONT OF THAT SWEEP. AND THOMAS, AS RAY SAID, BREAKING TACKLE AFTER TACKLE. THAT’S SOMETHING THE COWBOYS WILL DO, I THINK, THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON — THAT IS RUN BACK TO THE SHORT SIDE OF THE FIELD BECAUSE THEY FEEL MIAMI ROLLS THEIR ZONE THE OTHER DIRECTION TO COVER THE WIDE SIDE.>>ALWORTH LINING UP WIDE TO THE LEFT SIDE ON SECOND AND 2. HERE HE GOES AGAIN — DUANE THOMAS. HE’S DOWN TO THE 22-YARD LINE.>>BACK TO THAT SHORT SIDE AGAIN, WITH RAYFIELD WRIGHT AND BLAINE NYE LEADING, AND THOMAS CAN REALLY MOVE. I SAID EARLIER HE’S BIGGER THAN THE 205 HE’S LISTED AT, AND HE CAN FLY. THAT PLAY GAINED 20 YARDS.>>THE BALL SPOTTED JUST A SHADE INSIDE THE MIAMI 23.>>THOMAS — 11 CARRIES NOW FOR 76 YARDS. DALLAS GROUND GAME ON THE MOVE.>>11 MINUTES REMAINING TO BE PLAYED IN THE THIRD PERIOD. THE COWBOYS THREATENING AND LEADING 10-3. AND AGAIN THE WIDE RECEIVERS ARE TO THE LEFT. BOB HAYES TO THE RIGHT. TO THE 20, 15, 10. 5-YARD LINE. BOB HEINZ FINALLY MADE THE TACKLE. 16 YARDS.>>AND AGAIN, ON AN END-AROUND PLAY TO BOB HAYES, BACK TO THAT SHORT SIDE OF THE FIELD, AWAY FROM THE ROLL OF THE MIAMI ZONE. LOOK AT THAT BLOCK BY BLAINE NYE ON CORNERBACK TIM FOLEY. HE JUST WENT RIGHT OVER THE TOP AND WIPED HIM OUT.>>SO THE COWBOYS HAVE A FIRST AND GOAL, 5 1/2 YARDS AWAY. RIGHT SIDE — HAYES. LEFT SIDE — ALWORTH. GARRISON IN FRONT OF THOMAS. GARRISON. TO THE 3. RAN INTO BUONICONTI, FERNANDEZ, SWIFT.>>FROM THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, LET’S LOOK AGAIN. THIS IS THE FIRST PLAY THE COWBOYS HAVE RUN TO THEIR LEFT IN THIS ENTIRE SERIES. AND WATCH THAT MIAMI DEFENSE CLOSE THE HOLE. TOUGH YARDS INSIDE THAT 5.>>HAYES GOES OUT. IT’S SECOND AND GOAL FROM THE 3. THIS MEANS THAT BOTH DITKA AND TRUAX ARE IN THIS GOAL — SECOND-AND-GOAL SITUATION. FROM 3 YARDS AWAY NOW. DITKA’S ON THE LEFT. TRUAX IS ON THE RIGHT. DUANE THOMAS. TOUCHDOWN. [ CROWD CHEERS ]>>NICK BUONICONTI HAD A CRACK AT HIM. HE’S THE MAN WHO MADE HIM CUT BACK INSIDE. BUT THOMAS JUST SORT OF SWEATED HIM OFF. WATCH THIS. BUONICONTI’S GOT HIS BACK TO YOU RIGHT THERE. HE’S NUMBER 85. NUMBER 40, SAFETY MAN DICK ANDERSON, ALSO HAD A SHOT.>>REEVES HOLDS FOR MIKE CLARK. AND THE SCORE GOES TO 17-3 IN FAVOR OF DALLAS. MIKE CLARK TEES IT UP, KICKING INTO THE WIND. DON SHULA, THE HEAD COACH OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS, LOOKS ON. AND WE REMIND YOU THAT LAST DRIVE WENT 71 YARDS, EIGHT PLAYS. MERCURY MORRIS AT THE GOAL LINE. GREAT RUN. 37-YARD LINE. CLIFF HARRIS MADE THE TACKLE. GAIN…>>WATCH MERCURY MORRIS FROM BEHIND TAKING THAT BALL OUT OF HIS END ZONE. IT WAS AN EXCELLENT KICK BY MIKE CLARK AGAINST THE WIND. AND HE ALMOST BROKE IT. CLIFF HARRIS, NUMBER 43, MADE THE TACKLE.>>DOLPHINS — FIRST DOWN, MIAMI 37-YARD LINE. OUT OF THE “I” FORMATION. JIM KIICK. 39-YARD LINE. IT’LL BE A GAIN OF 2 AND SECOND AND 8. AND BOB LILLY MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR STOPPING THAT PLAY.>>WATCH THIS PURSUIT BY NUMBER 74. THAT, OF COURSE, IS LILLY. YOU SAW HIM TAKE HIS DISCIPLINED STEP TO THE OUTSIDE. WATCH HIM PURSUE RIGHT DOWN THE LINE. JUST EXACTLY THE CORRECT ANGLE. JIM KIICK DOWNED BY BOB LILLY.>>8:45 LEFT TO PLAY, THIRD PERIOD. COWBOYS, SO FAR, IN COMMAND. RIGHT NOW 17-3. TWILLEY TO THE RIGHT. WARFIELD IN MOTION. CSONKA. POWER RUNNING TO THE 43-YARD LINE. FOUR TIMES IN THE FIRST HALF THE DOLPHINS HAD A THIRD-DOWN SITUATION. THEY WERE UNABLE TO COME UP WITH A FIRST DOWN. HERE THEY ARE THIRD AND 5. THERE GOES WARFIELD. FINE DEFENSIVE EFFORT KEEPING THE BALL AWAY FROM WARFIELD BY CORNELL GREEN. AND AGAIN THE DALLAS DEFENSE KEEPS THE DOLPHINS AWAY ON A THIRD-DOWN SITUATION.>>THAT AGAIN IS THE DOWN-AND-IN TO WARFIELD, A PLAY SUGGESTED TO COACH DON SHULA RIGHT THERE BY PRESIDENT NIXON.>>LARRY SEIPLE NOW. FOLLOWING WIND TO HARRIS AND HAYES, WHO ARE DOWN AROUND THE DALLAS 20. ABOUT A 44-YARD AVERAGE IN THE FIRST HALF BY SEIPLE. FAIR CATCH — HARRIS, 26 OF DALLAS. AND WITH 7:40 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE THIRD PERIOD, THE COWBOY OFFENSE TAKES OVER. AND WHAT A POTENT OFFENSE IT HAS BEEN SO FAR TODAY.>>37-YARD KICK BY SEIPLE. KEEP IN MIND, AGAIN, THE WAY DALLAS DOMINATED THE FIRST HALF. SO FAR IN THE THIRD QUARTER WITH 7:40 REMAINING, MIAMI’S RUN ONLY THREE OFFENSIVE PLAYS.>>FIRST-HALF YARDAGE — 177, DALLAS; 74, MIAMI. GARRISON BEHIND STAUBACH. AND THIS IS GARRISON. SECOND AND THIRD EFFORT BY GARRISON. AND THAT TIME IT ATTRACTED A TREMENDOUS CROWD. ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO. SECOND DOWN, 8. FROM THE DALLAS 29. FAKE TO GARRISON. THIS IS DUANE THOMAS. SHY OF A FIRST DOWN. DICK ANDERSON, NICK BUONICONTI MADE THE DEFENSIVE PLAY. 33-YARD LINE. IT’LL BE THIRD AND 4.>>IN THIS THIRD-AND-4 SITUATION, AGAIN TOM LANDRY MAKES TWO CHANGES ON HIS OFFENSE — FIRST THE TIGHT END, THE ONE WHO BRINGS IN THE PLAY, AND CALVIN HILL REPLACES DUANE THOMAS AT THE RUNNING-BACK SPOT FOR THE COWBOYS.>>ALWORTH COMES LEFT, AND CURTIS JOHNSON IS WITH HIM. THIRD DOWN, 4. GARRISON. FIRST DOWN. NICK BUONICONTI MADE THE TACKLE, AS STAUBACH WAITED TILL THE LAST POSSIBLE INSTANT TO RELEASE.>>THE REASON THEY’RE ABLE TO HIT THOSE SECONDARY RECEIVERS AND RUNNING BACKS LIKE THAT, LIKE GARRISON IN THAT PARTICULAR CASE AND THOMAS BEFORE IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT AND CALVIN HILL ALSO ONCE BEFORE, IS THAT THE LINEBACKERS IN THIS MIAMI ZONE, BY NATURE OF THE DEFENSE, MUST DROP SO DEEP TO HELP OUT THE DEEP DEFENSIVE BACKS. AND THEY JUST CAN’T QUITE RECOVER FAST ENOUGH TO GET BACK AND PICK UP THE SECONDARY RECEIVERS COMING OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.>>STAUBACH AGAIN HAS HIS WIDE RECEIVERS TO THE LEFT SIDE. DUANE THOMAS. AND HE HAS A RECEPTION COMMITTEE IN THE PERSON OF CORNERBACK TIM FOLEY, AND IT’S A LOSS. NUMBER 25, TIM FOLEY. LOSS OF 5. IT’LL BE SECOND AND 15.>>WENT TO THE WELL ONCE TOO OFTEN. THERE’S DUANE THOMAS THINKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THAT LAST PLAY. DALLAS’ WHOLE OFFENSIVE PLAN, I KNOW, IS BACK TO THE RIGHT SIDE, BACK TO THE SHORT SIDE OF THE FIELD — THE PLAN OF TOM LANDRY. THEY KNOW, AS I POINTED OUT BEFORE, THAT MIAMI ROLLS THEIR ZONE TO COVER THE WIDE SIDE OF THE FIELD. THEY’RE ON THE RIGHT HASH MARK RIGHT NOW. THAT’S THE WAY THEIR RUNNING ATTACK’S BEEN MOST SUCCESSFUL — INTO THE SIDELINES.>>COWBOYS HAVE A 17-3 LEAD WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT IN THE THIRD PERIOD. DUANE THOMAS IN MOTION. AND I THINK WE’RE GOING TO HAVE JUST THE SECOND PENALTY OF THE GAME, OTHER THAN THE TECHNICAL PENALTY INVOLVED IN A KICKOFF GOING OUT OF BOUNDS. NOW IT’S GOING TO BE SECOND DOWN AND 20. DELAY OF GAME BY REFEREE JIM TUNNEY THE INDICATION.>>SOMEBODY ASKED TOM LANDRY DURING THE WEEK IF HE FELT THAT ALL THE MOVING AROUND AND SHIFTING THAT DALLAS DOES WOULD AFFECT THE MIAMI DEFENSE, AND HE SAID, “NO, IT WOULDN’T. BECAUSE THEY PLAY A ZONE, THEY JUST COVER AREAS OF THE FIELD ANYWAY, SO IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE DO WITH OUR PEOPLE. THEY’RE GONNA STAY WHERE THEY ARE.”>>SECOND AND 20. STAUBACH, AFTER FAKING A SCREEN. OH, DID HE GET HIT AT THE 33-YARD LINE. PICKUP OF 5 AWFULLY TOUGH YARDS.>>THAT WAS NICK BUONICONTI WHO TOOK THE WILD SHOT AT STAUBACH. WATCH IT AGAIN. ANYTIME A QUARTERBACK COMES OUT OF THAT POCKET RUNNING WITH THE FOOTBALL, HE TAKES A CHANCE OF THE DEFENSIVE UNIT BEING A LITTLE EXTRA INSPIRED WHEN THEY TAKE A CRACK AT HIM. BY THE WAY, THE COWBOYS HAVE ALREADY SURPASSED THE SUPER BOWL RUSHING RECORD OF 160 YARDS, WHICH WAS SET BY THE GREEN BAY PACKERS IN SUPER BOWL NUMBER II. THAT WAS BACK IN 1968, WHEN THEY BEAT OAKLAND.>>VERN DEN HERDER IS IN DEFENSIVELY NOW FOR MIAMI ON THIRD DOWN AND 17. STAUBACH SENT DUANE THOMAS IN MOTION. INTENDED RECEIVER WAS BOB HAYES, BUT THE BALL THROWN OUT OF BOUNDS. AND IT’S GOING TO BE FOURTH DOWN. AND THE DOLPHINS, WITH JUST 3 POINTS TO SHOW FOR THEIR EFFORTS SO FAR, ARE APPARENTLY GOING TO GET THE FOOTBALL NOW ON FOURTH AND 17.>>AND, RAY, AS WE LOOK AT THE CLOCK — AND 3:57 REMAIN, THIRD QUARTER — I CAN’T HELP BUT BE IMPRESSED BY THE WAY THE COWBOYS HAVE CONTROLLED THE FOOTBALL. MIAMI HAS RUN ONLY THREE OFFENSIVE PLAYS IN THIS ENTIRE QUARTER.>>WIDBY PUNTING INTO THE WIND. JAKE SCOTT IS DEEP. ALMOST BLOCKED. JAKE SCOTT. 22-YARD LINE. 42. GREAT RUNBACK. CLIFF HARRIS MADE THE TACKLE. AND LET’S SEE IF THAT FINE RUNBACK BY JAKE SCOTT CAN SPARK THIS MIAMI OFFENSE. DALLAS COWBOYS — FIRST AND 10 AT THE DALLAS 20. AND ONLY 3:20 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE THIRD PERIOD. HAYES AND ALWORTH ARE TO THE WIDE SIDE OF THE FIELD. GARRISON. 3 YARDS.>>DALLAS HOLDS THE EDGE IN FIRST DOWNS NOW, 18 TO 5. AND THEIR ATTACK DIRECTED BY THAT MAN RIGHT THERE — ROGER STAUBACH. SINCE HE TOOK OVER AT MIDSEASON AS THE ONE STARTING QUARTERBACK, THE COWBOYS HAVE WON 10 STRAIGHT. NINE STRAIGHT, I BEG YOUR PARDON. THEY’RE SHOOTING FOR 10 STRAIGHT. IN THAT STRETCH OF TIME, STAUBACH COMPLETED ALMOST 60% OF HIS PASSES AND HAD ONLY FOUR INTERCEPTED. REMARKABLE.>>IT IS NOW SECOND AND 7 FOR THE COWBOYS. DUANE THOMAS COMING OUTSIDE. 1 YARD. BILL STANFILL, NUMBER 84, LED THE DEFENSIVE SURGE. IT’S GOING TO BE THIRD DOWN AND 6 FOR DALLAS.>>AGAIN, YOU CAN’T EMPHASIZE TOO MUCH HOW WELL THE MIAMI DEFENSE HAS PLAYED. HERE’S THE CAPTAIN OF THAT GROUP — NICK BUONICONTI, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER. WATCH THIS PURSUIT HERE. SHEDS THE BLOCK I BELIEVE BY JOHN NILAND FIRST AND THEN GETS IN ON THE TACKLE.>>CALVIN HILL COMES IN ON THIRD AND 6. IT’S GARRISON TO THE LEFT OF STAUBACH, AND HILL TO THE RIGHT. THIRD DOWN, 6. BLITZ. HAYES THE INTENDED RECEIVER. AND WHO? JAKE SCOTT REALLY HIT STAUBACH. YOU COULD JUST SEE STAUBACH FORCING HIMSELF TO GET UP, AND HE’S HURT.>>HE HAD A BAD SHOULDER — SHOULDER THAT BOTHERED HIM THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE PART OF THE SEASON, BUT HE’S SAYING HE’S ALL RIGHT. TOUGH YOUNG MAN RIGHT THERE.>>SO, WITH 1:54 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE THIRD PERIOD, DALLAS’ FINE QUARTERBACK, ROGER STAUBACH, GOES TO THE SIDELINES. THE PUNTING UNIT, LED BY WIDBY, TAKES OVER. JAKE SCOTT, WHO WAS INVOLVED IN A SAFETY BLITZ AND HIT STAUBACH SO VERY HARD, IS BACK. THE DOLPHINS WILL HAVE THE BALL INSIDE THE MIAMI 30 WITH 1:42 REMAINING ON A FORTY — THAT’S IN THE THIRD QUARTER — 47-YARD PUNT. THE DOLPHINS DOWN 17-3. FIRST MAN THROUGH WAS CSONKA. SHORT YARDAGE. MAYBE 2. WHEN THIS NEXT SNAP IS MADE BY MIAMI, ONLY ABOUT 1 MINUTE WILL REMAIN IN THE THIRD PERIOD.>>DALLAS DEFENSE HAS DONE A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF CONTAINING THE FINE TWO RUNNERS. CSONKA — 6 CARRIES FOR 21 YARDS. KIICK — 6 CARRIES FOR 21 YARDS. AND THAT’S BEEN THE HEART OF THE MIAMI ATTACK.>>SECOND AND 8. MANDICH REPLACED FLEMING AT TIGHT END. HE’S ON THE LEFT SIDE. TWILLEY RIGHT, WARFIELD LEFT. JIM KIICK. 2 YARDS SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN AT THE 36-YARD LINE. MEL RENFRO, THE CORNERBACK ON THAT SIDE, MADE THE STOP.>>THE WORD ON STAUBACH IS THAT HE HAS BRUISED RIBS ON HIS RIGHT SIDE. THAT’S HIS PASSING SIDE. BUT AT THE MOMENT, IT’S NOT CONSIDERED TO BE SERIOUS. SO HE SHOULD BE BACK.>>NUMBER 70, NEAREST YOU, IS RAYFIELD WRIGHT. NEXT TO HIM, WALT GARRISON. TO HIS RIGHT, DUANE THOMAS. THE FINAL SECONDS TICKING AWAY HERE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. 3 SECONDS, 2 SECONDS, 1 SECOND. THERE’S THE GUN. THAT’S THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER, WITH THE SCORE THE DALLAS COWBOYS 17, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS 3.>>AMONG THE MANY GROUPS HERE, THERE IS A GROUP, AS YOU CAN SEE ON YOUR SCREEN, FROM THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, WHICH, INCIDENTALLY, HAPPENS TO BE THE SUMMER HOME OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS WHERE THEY TRAIN, CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN COLLEGE.>>WELL, NOW IT’S MIAMI WITH THE BALL, THIRD AND 2. BUT KEEP ONE THING IN MIND — IN THE INTERMISSION BETWEEN THE THIRD AND FOURTH PERIODS, CRAIG MORTON WAS WARMING UP ALONG THE SIDELINES JUST IN CASE. TOTAL OFFENSE FOR THREE QUARTERS — DALLAS, 277 YARDS, MIAMI, 117. DALLAS LEADS IN FIRST DOWNS 18 TO 5. THIS IS THIRD AND 3. ON THIRD AND 3, GRIESE THROWS. AND THAT MIGHT BE THE FIRST TIME TODAY THE DOLPHINS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PICK UP A FIRST DOWN ON THIRD DOWN. AND PAUL WARFIELD WAS THE RECEIVER. SO, THE DOLPHINS KEEP THIS DRIVE ALIVE. GRIESE TO WARFIELD. AND THERE IS THE VERY TALENTED MIAMI QUARTERBACK, NUMBER 12, BOB GRIESE. WARFIELD COMES LEFT. MEL RENFRO MOVES OUT WITH HIM. TO THE 45 COMES JIM KIICK. IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN AND 8.>>THAT FIRST DOWN THE DOLPHINS JUST GOT, BY THE WAY, IS THE FIRST ONE THEY’VE GOTTEN IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY ONLY HAD FIVE AT HALFTIME, SO THAT GIVES THEM SIX. BUT THAT’S NUMBER ONE.>>MORE AND MORE NOW HEAD COACH DON SHULA OF THE DOLPHINS IS DOING WHAT TOM LANDRY DOES — SEND IN THE PLAYS BY WAY OF A NEW TIGHT END. RIGHT NOW JIM MANDICH CAME IN, NUMBER 88. SECOND AND 8 AT THE MIAMI 45. A VERY SHORT GAIN ON THE PASS COMPLETED TO WARFIELD. CORNELL GREEN WAS THE MAN WHO CAME UP WITH A VERY, VERY HARD TACKLE. GAIN — 6 YARDS. SECOND DOWN, 4. I BEG YOUR PARDON. THIRD DOWN, 4. WARFIELD COMES LEFT. TWILLEY IS TO THE RIGHT. THIRD AND 4. THIS IS HOWLEY THE LINEBACKER. 30. 20, 15, 12-YARD LINE — CHUCK HOWLEY.>>REMEMBER, HE WAS THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN LAST YEAR’S SUPER BOWL, WHEN HE INTERCEPTED TWO BALTIMORE COLT PASSES. HE RETURNED THAT ONE 40 YARDS. WHY IS HE DISGUSTED WITH HIMSELF? BECAUSE HE DIDN’T GO ALL THE WAY FOR A TOUCHDOWN. WATCH IT AGAIN. DALLAS’ DAVE EDWARDS FAKING A BLITZ. GOOD PROTECTION FOR GRIESE, THOUGH. HOWLEY IN FRONT OF KIICK, AND HE READ THAT PLAY PERFECTLY. PAT TOOMAY IS OUT IN FRONT BLOCKING, NUMBER 67. AS HOWLEY TRIED TO CUT BACK TO THE OUTSIDE, HE JUST QUITE SIMPLY LOST HIS FOOTING. THAT’S WHY HE’S UPSET WITH HIMSELF.>>THAT’S THE FIRST INTERCEPTION OF THE GAME. CHUCK HOWLEY EARLIER RECOVERED A FUMBLE, AND THAT LED TO THE FIRST SCORE OF THE GAME, A DALLAS FIELD GOAL. 41-YARD RETURN WITH THAT INTERCEPTION. DUANE THOMAS. MARKER DOWN. GAIN TO THE 9. AND THE QUARTERBACK IS STAUBACH. SO, AS REPORTED, THE RIB INJURY TO STAUBACH WAS NOT SERIOUS. BUT A MARKER DOWN ON THAT PLAY.>>I WOULD IMAGINE ILLEGAL PROCEDURE, AS THAT WHOLE PLAY LOOKED LIKE IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OUT OF SYNC. STAUBACH STARTED TO PULL OUT FROM UNDER CENTER BEFORE HE HAD THE BALL, AND THOMAS WAS STILL MOVING. SO IT WAS A MIX-UP BETWEEN THE QUARTERBACK — AND THAT’S WHAT IT IS. PENALTY TURNED DOWN, DECLINED BY THE DOLPHINS’ DON SHULA.>>THAT PLAY GAINED — I SAID HE HAD RETURNED THAT BALL TO THE 12-YARD LINE. HE ACTUALLY HAD RETURNED IT TO JUST INSIDE THE 10. AND IN EFFECT, THERE WAS NO GAIN ON FIRST DOWN, IF YOU’RE WONDERING ABOUT WHY THE DOLPHINS DECLINED THE PENALTY. IT IS SECOND DOWN. SO ACTUALLY, WHEN THE SERIES STARTED, IT WAS FIRST AND GOAL. NOW IT IS SECOND AND GOAL FROM THE MIAMI 9. 12:25 LEFT IN THE GAME. CALVIN HILL IS IN THE BACKFIELD. THIS IS CALVIN HILL. TO THE 7. IT’LL BE THIRD AND GOAL THERE. NICK BUONICONTI MADE THE TACKLE. WE SHOULD TELL YOU THAT JACK WHITAKER, TOM BROOKSHIER, AFTER THE GAME IS OVER, WILL BE IN THE RESPECTIVE DRESSING ROOMS. AS WE FIND OUT AFTER THE GAME IS OVER, IN THE OPINION OF THE MEN WHO PLAYED AND COACHED THIS GAME, WHY THE OUTCOME, HOW IT CAME ABOUT. ON THIRD AND GOAL, STAUBACH. TOUCHDOWN! MIKE DITKA!>>THE DOLPHINS HAD A BLITZ GOING AGAIN, AS BUONICONTI BLEW UP THE MIDDLE, BUT STAUBACH WAS ABLE TO PICK UP HIS TIGHT END. SOMETHING THE DALLAS COWBOYS RARELY DO, AND THAT IS THROW TO THE TIGHT END. HERE COMES BUONICONTI, NUMBER 85, WHO TOOK HIMSELF RIGHT OUT OF THE PLAY. HE ALMOST GOT TO STAUBACH. BUT THAT MOVE WEAKENED HIS SECONDARY JUST ENOUGH, AS JAKE SCOTT AND DICK ANDERSON HAD HIM ALL BY HIMSELF AND JUST COULDN’T STAY WITH DITKA. FIRST PASS HE’S CAUGHT TODAY.>>REEVES HOLDS FOR MIKE CLARK. THE 24th DALLAS POINT IS ON THE BOARD. 24-3, THE COWBOYS LEAD IN THEIR QUEST FOR THAT ALL-ELUSIVE CHAMPIONSHIP. THE ONLY TWO TURNOVERS IN OUR GAME — MIAMI FUMBLED EARLY. CHUCK HOWLEY RECOVERED THAT FUMBLE. DALLAS WENT ON TO SCORE. THE ONLY PASS INTERCEPTION OF THE GAME BY CHUCK HOWLEY. AND DALLAS WENT IN TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN. MIKE CLARK KICKS TO MERCURY MORRIS AND HUBERT GINN. 11:40 LEFT TO PLAY. MERCURY MORRIS. TO THE 23-YARD LINE. SO, NOW THE MIAMI DOLPHIN OFFENSE, IN THE MAIN, HELD IN CHECK TODAY, WITH BOB GRIESE AT CONTROL. THERE’S A CHANGE AT WIDE RECEIVER. OTTO STOWE IS IN. AND THIS SCREEN PASS IS TO CSONKA. ACTUALLY, IT WASN’T SO MUCH AS A SCREEN AS A LITTLE FLAIR THAT GAINS OUT TO THE 38-YARD LINE OF THE DOLPHINS, WHERE LINEBACKERS LEE ROY JORDAN AND DAVE EDWARDS MADE THE TACKLE.>>THAT MAKES GRIESE 9 OUT OF 19. THE 16-YARD GAIN RIGHT THERE GIVES HIM A TOTAL OF 96 YARDS FOR HIS DAY’S WORK.>>FIRST DOWN, 10, THE DOLPHINS AT THE MIAMI 38-YARD LINE. WARFIELD AND OTTO STOWE, NUMBER 82, ARE WIDE TO THE RIGHT. JIM KIICK. TO THE 41-YARD LINE. THE ONE THING THE DOLPHINS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO SO FAR TODAY IS ESTABLISH THEIR RUNNING GAME AT ALL. THE DALLAS DEFENSE SO FAR HAS BEEN JUST TOO MUCH.>>AND THAT, OF COURSE, IS WHAT CARRIED MIAMI TO THIS GAME WITH THEIR 10-3-1 RECORD. THEY LED THE AFC IN RUSHING YARDAGE. 3 TO 1 THEY WERE RUNNING PLAYS OVER THE PASS ATTEMPTS. THEY DON’T WANT TO GET BEHIND LIKE THEY ARE NOW, WHERE THEY HAVE TO PUT THE BALL IN THE AIR.>>THIS IS A SECOND AND 7 AFTER KIICK’S FIRST-DOWN GAIN OF 3. ALL ALONE IS TIGHT END MARV FLEMING — 32-YARD LINE OF THE COWBOYS. THE FIRST TIME TODAY THAT THE TIGHT END HAS GRABBED OFF A PASS. LOOK AGAIN.>>THIS HAS TO BE A MIX-UP IN THE DALLAS DEFENSIVE COVERAGE. LOOK AT FLEMING RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE WITH NOBODY EVEN IN THE PICTURE WITH HIM. IF HE HADN’T FALLEN DOWN, HE COULD’VE GOTTEN 15 MORE YARDS. THAT PLAY COVERED 27 AS IT WAS.>>SO, WITH 10 MINUTES LEFT TO PLAY, THE DOLPHINS HAVE A FIRST DOWN AT THE DALLAS 31-YARD LINE. CSONKA. TO THE 25, WHERE IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN AND 4. LILLY AND EDWARDS STOPPED HIM.>>CSONKA NOW HAS 8 CARRIES FOR 30 YARDS, AND THAT’S THE EXACT SAME FIGURE THAT JIM KIICK HAS — 8 CARRIES FOR 30 YARDS.>>DALLAS’ DEFENSE NOW — COLE, PUGH, LILLY, ANDRIE, HOWLEY, JORDAN, EDWARDS, ADDERLEY, GREEN, HARRIS, AND RENFRO. SECOND AND 4, MIAMI. SECOND DOWN. BLITZ ON. BALL TIPPED BY ONRUSHING CORNELL GREEN. SO A SAFETY BLITZ PAYS OFF FOR DALLAS. IT’LL BE THIRD AND 4 WITH 9:10 LEFT IN THE GAME.>>THIS DALLAS DEFENSIVE UNIT HAS GIVEN UP JUST ONE TOUCHDOWN IN THE THREE PLAYOFF GAMES SO FAR. THAT WAS A TOUCHDOWN TO THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TWO GAMES AGO. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT THEY BEAT THE VIKINGS 20-12 AND THEN CAME ON TO BEAT SAN FRANCISCO 14-3 TO GET HERE. MIAMI BEAT KANSAS CITY AND THEN SHUT OUT BALTIMORE.>>THIRD DOWN AND 4. JIM MANDICH HAS CHECKED IN AT TIGHT END, LINED UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE. SLOT BACK LEFT IS KIICK. PASS COMPLETE — FLEMING. FIRST DOWN INSIDE THE 20 AT THE 16. I BEG YOUR PARDON — JIM MANDICH, 88. FLEMING JUST WENT OUT.>>THAT’S THE REASON THEY MAKE THAT CHANGE, I THINK, RAY, IS BECAUSE MANDICH IS A BETTER PASS RECEIVER THAN FLEMING IS. FLEMING IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BETTER BLOCKER.>>ALONG THE SIDELINES, THE MAN WITH HIS BACK IN THE DARK SUIT — DON SHULA. STOWE TO THE RIGHT. WARFIELD TO THE RIGHT. MANDICH ON THE LEFT SIDE. WARFIELD IN MOTION. FUMBLE! DALLAS HAS IT. I THINK LARRY COLE. RIGHT, NUMBER 63, LARRY COLE.>>LOOKED JUST LIKE A MUFFED EXCHANGE FROM CENTER BETWEEN GRIESE AND BOB DeMARCO. GRIESE TRIED TO PULL OUT BEFORE HE HAD THE FOOTBALL. THAT’S LILLY, NUMBER 74, AS THE BALL SQUIRTS LOOSE. AND LARRY COLE COMES UP WITH THE BALL.>>SO, THE COWBOYS HAVE GAINED THE BALL ON THE THIRD TURNOVER OF THIS GAME. SECOND MAN THROUGH — DUANE THOMAS. GAIN — 4 YARDS. IT’LL BE SECOND AND 6 WITH 8 1/2 MINUTES LEFT. RECALL, PAT, THE OTHER DAY WHEN WE WERE CHATTING WITH TOM LANDRY, THE HEAD COACH OF THE COWBOYS. WE ASKED HIM IF HE HAD BEEN QUOTED CORRECTLY WHEN HE WAS ASKED, IF YOUR TEAM WINS THE SUPER BOWL, WILL YOU THEN BE AN UNEMOTIONAL MAN? HE SAID, “NOT AT ALL.”>>I CAN IMAGINE WE CAN ANTICIPATE A LITTLE BIT OF EXCITEMENT IF THE SCORE STAYS LIKE IT IS.>>SECOND DOWN AND 6 NOW FOR THE COWBOYS WITH EXACTLY 8 MINUTES LEFT IN SUPER BOWL VI. THOMAS. 2 YARDS. BY THE ANKLES HE WAS GRABBED BY MIKE KOLEN. IT’LL BE THIRD AND 5. WILL DALLAS PUT THE BALL IN THE AIR? DUANE THOMAS — LET’S SEE WHAT HIS LOG READS TODAY. 17 CARRIES, 84 YARDS.>>ALSO HAVE TO WONDER WHAT MIAMI’S DEFENSIVE STRATEGY WOULD BE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, AS THEY’RE WONDERING THE SAME THING YOU ARE — WILL STAUBACH PUT THE BALL IN THE AIR? IS HE GONNA BE SATISFIED JUST TO RUN IT ON THE GROUND AND THEN GIVE THE FOOTBALL UP? WE’LL SEE.>>THIRD AND ABOUT 5. REALLY DRILLED TO MIKE DITKA. FIRST DOWN AT THE 47-YARD LINE. DICK ANDERSON MADE THE TACKLE. MIKE DITKA HAS HIS SECOND BIG CATCH OF THE GAME.>>CLUTCH CATCH AGAIN BY DITKA, AS STAUBACH, ON A SEMI-ROLLOUT, REALLY DRILLED IT, AS YOU SAID. DITKA HAD BEEN LINED UP ON THE LEFT SIDE, CAME ACROSS, AND JUST TOOK IT AWAY FROM THE LINEBACKER WHO WAS COVERING.>>SO, THE COWBOYS ON THIRD AND 4 GO TO THE TIGHT END, AND IT’S A DALLAS FIRST DOWN. ONLY 6:40 REMAINING IN THE GAME NOW. HAYES AND ALWORTH ARE WIDE LEFT. DUANE THOMAS. TO THE 46-YARD LINE OF MIAMI. AND FROM THE SECONDARY, IT WAS DICK ANDERSON WHO HAD TO MAKE THE TACKLE. OF COURSE, AS PAT HAS POINTED OUT A NUMBER OF TIMES TODAY, WITH DALLAS CONTROLLING THE BALL THE WAY IT HAS, THIS MIAMI DEFENSE HAS BEEN ON THE FIELD A LONG WHILE.>>THAT COULD BE WHY THEY MADE ONE OF THE CHANGES THEY HAVE NOW THAT BOB MATHESON IS IN AT MIDDLE LINEBACKER IN PLACE OF NICK BUONICONTI. THERE HE IS, NUMBER 53.>>SECOND DOWN AND 3 AT THE 47-YARD LINE. FIRST MAN THROUGH — WALT GARRISON. INSIDE THE 35, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE 30, AND THEN ANOTHER YARD.>>18 YARDS FOR GARRISON, AS THAT COWBOY OFFENSIVE LINE IS CUTTING THEM APART RIGHT NOW. EXCELLENT BLOCK ON MATHESON BY THE OFFENSIVE CENTER, DAVE MANDERS. WATCH THIS EFFORT BY GARRISON.>>29-YARD LINE OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. FRANK CORNISH IS NOW IN DEFENSIVELY.>>GARRISON — 13 CARRIES FOR 74 YARDS NOW.>>COWBOYS JUST 5 MINUTES AND A COUPLE OF SECONDS AWAY FROM A VICTORY THAT — OH, HOW MUCH THEY WANT IT. STAUBACH STILL HAS IT. LOOKING DEEP. GONNA RUN. 25. OUT OF BOUNDS — 24-YARD LINE ON A GAIN OF 5 WITH EXACTLY 5 MINUTES REMAINING.>>HE’S CARRIED IT 5 TIMES THIS AFTERNOON FOR 18 YARDS — NOT AS GOOD AS HIS AVERAGE. CHUCK HOWLEY — ONE OF THE REAL HEROES OF THIS AFTERNOON’S EFFORT BY THE DALLAS COWBOYS. I KNOW IN TALKING TO SOME OF THE MIAMI PLAYERS BEFORE THIS GAME TODAY AND ASKING, WHICH ONE OF THOSE COWBOYS IMPRESS YOU MOST, THIS MAN WAS THE ONE MOST OFTEN MENTIONED — CHUCK HOWLEY.>>AFTER THE SCRAMBLE BY STAUBACH, SECOND AND 5. THIS IS GARRISON. 2 YARDS MAYBE. A YARD. 23-YARD LINE. AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS, EVER SO CLOSE… ARE NOW EVER SO NEAR TO BEING CHAMPIONS OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. THIRD DOWN AND 4 NOW FOR DALLAS, AND THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO RUN. DALLAS ON THE GROUND — 227 YARDS. TO THE OUTSIDE — CALVIN HILL. MIGHT NOT HAVE MADE THE FIRST DOWN. MIKE KOLEN MADE THE STOP. REMEMBER… OUR COLLEAGUES WILL BE IN THAT WINNING DRESSING ROOM TO FIND THE ANSWERS FROM THE MEN WHO MADE THE PLAYS. WHAT WERE THE BIG PLAYS EARLY? DID THAT FIRST FUMBLE ON THE PART OF MIAMI? AND THERE IS A MAN — BOB LILLY, WHO LAST YEAR KNEW ONLY FRUSTRATION AT THE BITTER END OF THAT LOSS TO THE BALTIMORE COLTS. AND HIS SMILE TELLS YOU RIGHT NOW HIS FEELINGS. BOB LILLY, ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN TO PLAY THIS GAME OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. FOURTH AND 1, AND IT’S DAN REEVES TO HOLD FOR MIKE CLARK. HE HAS ONE FIELD GOAL TO HIS CREDIT. FAKE! HERE GOES REEVES. HE HAS THE FIRST DOWN AT THE 13-YARD LINE. THERE WILL BE JOY IN TEXAS AND JOY IN DALLAS TONIGHT. FIRST DOWN AT THE 14-YARD LINE. AND JAKE SCOTT FINALLY MADE THE TACKLE WITH 3 MINUTES LEFT AND THE CLOCK RUNNING.>>THOSE PRECIOUS SECONDS, IF YOU’RE A MIAMI FAN, TICK AWAY. 2:49 LEFT RIGHT NOW. THEY ARE ALSO VALUABLE, I SUPPOSE, VERY VALUABLE TO THOSE DALLAS FANS, TOO.>>HERE GOES CALVIN HILL TO THE OUTSIDE. NOWHERE TO GO. WHO MADE THAT GOOD PLAY? DICK ANDERSON FROM THE SECONDARY. WELL, PAT SUMMERALL, WE’LL SEE YOU LATER, WHICH IS MY WAY OF TELLING YOU FOLKS THAT PAT HAS LEFT OUR CBS TELEVISION BOOTH NOT BECAUSE HIS WORK IS OVER FOR THE DAY, BUT BECAUSE HE IS HEADED TO THAT WINNING DRESSING ROOM. AND THERE HE WILL JOIN TOM BROOKSHIER AND CHAT WITH THE DALLAS COWBOY PLAYERS, COACHES. AND I JUST HAVE TO FEEL THAT CLINT MURCHISON, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, TEX SCHRAMM, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, WILL BE THERE. AND THE 2:00 WARNING HAS JUST BEEN GIVEN. THE DALLAS COWBOYS, WITH 2:00 LEFT, HAVE ROLLED UP 356 YARDS — 232 YARDS RUSHING, 124 YARDS PASSING. ROGER STAUBACH — 12-OF-19, 124 YARDS, NO INTERCEPTIONS… AGAINST A YOUNG MIAMI DOLPHIN TEAM. AND I JUST HAVE TO FEEL THAT THE DOLPHINS ARE A TEAM THAT WILL RETURN. THIS IS JUST THE SIXTH YEAR OF THEIR EXISTENCE. HOW FAR THEY HAVE COME. ALWORTH TO THE RIGHT, HAYES TO THE LEFT. SECOND DOWN, 14, AT THE 18-YARD LINE. WIDE LEFT GOES THE TIGHT END MIKE DITKA. ON THE END AROUND, DITKA IS DOWN TO WITHIN ABOUT A YARD OF ANOTHER DALLAS SCORE. SO BIG MIKE DITKA, WHO HAS ALREADY CAUGHT A TOUCHDOWN PASS TODAY. WATCH THIS NOW — THE FAKE TO GARRISON. HERE COMES DITKA, NUMBER 89, THE FORMER CHICAGO BEAR. BIG BLOCK FROM NUMBER 76, JOHN NILAND. DAVE MANDERS OUT IN FRONT, NUMBER 51. 17-YARD GAIN. IT IS FIRST AND GOAL, DALLAS, WITH 1:53 REMAINING. GARRISON AND HILL — THE RUNNING BACKS. CALVIN HILL. FUMBLE. AND I THINK MANNY FERNANDEZ HAS IT. RIGHT. MIAMI DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE UNIT FORCES A FUMBLE, AND MANNY FERNANDEZ, NUMBER 75, THE DEFENSIVE LEFT TACKLE, CAME UP WITH THE BALL. AND HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK, AS CALVIN HILL TRIED TO HURDLE THE LINE. SHAKEN LOOSE RIGHT THERE ON A HIT FROM SOMEONE IN THE SECONDARY, AND MANNY FERNANDEZ SITTING ON THE GROUND — THE BALL CAME RIGHT DOWN WITHIN HIS GRASP. SO, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS HAVE THE BALL AT THE MIAMI 4-YARD LINE WITH 1:48 REMAINING. BOB GRIESE — QUARTERBACK. CSONKA AND KIICK — THE RUNNERS. JIM KIICK. OUT BEYOND THE 10-YARD LINE TO ABOUT THE 11. SEE IF THE DOLPHINS WILL HUDDLE HERE WITH ONLY ABOUT A MINUTE AND A HALF LEFT. TOM STINCIC MOVED INTO THE DEFENSIVE UNIT AS A MIDDLE LINEBACKER, NUMBER 56, FOR DALLAS AND MADE THAT TACKLE. AND THE FINAL 2 MINUTES TICKING AWAY. TOTAL RUSHING YARDAGE FOR THE COWBOYS — 252. AND THAT’S A NEW SUPER BOWL RECORD. LARRY CSONKA. 10, 15, 20. OH, HE GOT COLLARED BY NUMBER 37, ISAAC THOMAS, THE GREAT KICKOFF-RETURN MAN FOR THE COWBOYS. HE IS IN THERE NOW PLAYING THE LEFT CORNER, NUMBER 37. BUT IT’S A MIAMI DOLPHIN FIRST DOWN WITH LESS THAN 1 MINUTE REMAINING. TOM LANDRY’S ASSISTANTS ARE ERMAL ALLEN, BOBBY FRANKLIN, JIM MYERS, DAN REEVES, AND OTHERS NAMED LATER. SO, THE DALLAS COWBOYS, FORMED IN 1960… HAVE DEFEATED THE MIAMI DOLPHINS, A TEAM FORMED JUST SIX YEARS AGO. JUST AMAZING THESE TWO TEAMS MEETING HERE IN THE SUPER BOWL. FIRST DOWN, DOLPHINS, DOLPHIN 22-YARD LINE. 46 SECONDS ALL THAT REMAINS IN SUPER BOWL VI. AND GRIESE HITS CSONKA. AND A GAIN OF JUST ABOUT 2 YARDS. I WAS MENTIONING THE ASSISTANT COACHES OF TOM LANDRY. I THINK I FINISHED WITH DAN REEVES, A PLAYER-COACH. TO COMPLETE THAT RUNDOWN — RAY RENFRO, ERNIE STAUTNER, AND JERRY TUBBS. WE MENTIONED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD CLINT MURCHISON, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER TEX SCHRAMM. WE SHOULD ALSO THINK IN TERMS OF PEOPLE LIKE AL WARD AND GIL BRANDT. AND DICK MANSBERGER AND BOB GRIFFIN, CURT MOSHER, AND SO MANY OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE DALLAS COWBOYS WITHIN NOW ONLY 5 SECONDS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, WINNER OF THE VINCE LOMBARDI TROPHY. AND THE MAN THEY SAY IS UNEMOTIONAL, TOM LANDRY, THE ONLY COACH THE COWBOYS HAVE EVER HAD. TOM LANDRY, A MOST HAPPY MAN, IS CARRIED OFF THE FIELD BY HIS PLAYERS. AND, OF COURSE, IN A MOMENT OF VICTORY AND EXALTATION LIKE THIS, WE MUST THINK OF DON SHULA, WHO IS COMING OVER JUST — THERE’S DON. WE MUST THINK IN TERMS OF DON SHULA, THE BRILLIANT COACH OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS, WHO HAS NOW TWICE BROUGHT A TEAM TO THE SUPER BOWL — ONCE THE VETERAN BALTIMORE COLTS TO LOSE TO THE NEW YORK JETS AND NOW AS THE COACH OF THE YOUNG MIAMI DOLPHINS HAS SEEN HIS TEAM LOSE TO THOSE COWBOYS, WHO ARE NOW HEADED TO THE DRESSING ROOM. THAT’S THE END OF THE GAME. AND THE FINAL SCORE — THE DALLAS COWBOYS 24, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS 3.

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