Super Bowl XIII was the matchup of two-time Super Bowl champions, as the Pittsburgh Steelers met the Dallas Cowboys. It turned out to be the Terry Bradshaw show, as the Steelers quarterback and game MVP completed 17 of 30 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 35-31 victory.
Two of Bradshaw's touchdown passes, of 28 and 75 yards, went to wide receiver John Stallworth, and an 18-yard game-winner went to Lynn Swann with six minutes left to give the Steelers a 35-17 lead. Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach threw two touchdown passes in the remaining time, but it was too late.
The turning point in the game was when the Cowboys drove into Steelers territory in the third quarter, but Dallas tight end Jackie Smith dropped a pass while open in the end zone and the Cowboys got three points instead of six.
Pittsburgh 7 14 0 14 35
Dallas 7 7 3 14 31
Winning coach: Chuck Noll