Super Bowl 10 logo, Pittsburgh Steelers 21VS Dallas Cowboys 17, MVP Lynn Swann

Super Bowl X (10)
Game Summary

Pittsburgh Steelers
Dallas Cowboys
Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl X Ring


Pittsburgh Steelers:
Chuck Noll
Dallas Cowboys:
Tom Landry

Half Time Show

Headliner: Up With People.


Miami Orange Bowl
Miami, FL

Date: August 17, 1970
Attendance: 80,187


Lynn Swann
Wide Receiver (WR)
Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers Defeats Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X.  Lynn Swann named MVP.

MVP Lynn Swann caught four passes for 161 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers won their second consecutive Super Bowl on Terry Bradshaw's 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffed out a late rally by the Cowboys. Leading 15-10 in the fourth quarter on two Roy Gerela field goals, a safety and a Bradshaw-to-Randy Grossman touchdown. Bradshaw withstood a ferocious Cowboys rush to unleash his scoring strike to Swann. Dallas came back on a Roger Staubach-to-Percy Howard 34-yard TD pass to close within four points.

The Cowboys, who made the playoffs as a wild-card team, mounted a late rally after taking over on their own 39 when Pittsburgh gave the ball up on downs with 1:22 left to play. With no timeouts, Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach picked up a couple of first downs and moved the Cowboys to the Steelers' 38 yard line. But Staubach's desperation pass was intercepted in the end zone by Glen Edwards as time ran out, and Pittsburgh had made it two in a row.

The game saw only two penalties assessed (both against Dallas).

The Steelers won the Super Bowl for the second year in a row on Terry Bradshaw's 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffed out a late rally by the Cowboys with an end-zone interception on the final play of the game.

In the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh ran on fourth down and gave up the ball on the Cowboys' 39 with 1:22 to play. Roger Staubach ran and passed for two first downs but his last desperation pass was picked off by Glen Edwards.

Dallas's scoring was the result of two touchdown passes by Staubach, one to Drew Pearson for 29 yards and the other to Percy Howard for 34 yards. Toni Fritsch had a 36-yard field goal.

The Steelers scored on two touchdown passes by Bradshaw, one to Randy Grossman for seven yards and the long bomb to Swann. Roy Gerela had 36 and 18 yard field goals. Reggie Harrison blocked a punt through the end zone for a safety.

Swann set a new Super Bowl record by gaining 161 yards on his four receptions.

Scoring Information

 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Dallas Cowboys 1730:30 6 80143/141/1
Pittsburgh Steelers2129:30 7 60138/190/3
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Cowboys 1 4:36D. Pearson 29 pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick)70
Steelers1 9:03Grossman 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)77
Cowboys 2 :15Fritsch 36yd Field Goal107
Steelers4 3:32safety Harrison 0109
Steelers4 6:19Gerela 36yd Field Goal1012
Steelers4 8:23Gerela 18yd Field Goal1015
Steelers411:58Swann 64 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela, kick failed)1021
Cowboys 413:12P. Howard 34 pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick)1721
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