Super Bowl 12 logo, Dallas Cowboys 27VS Denver Broncos 10, MVP Randy White

Super Bowl XII (12)
Game Summary

Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Dallas Cowboys Superbowl XII Ring


Dallas Cowboys:
Tom Landry
Denver Broncos:
Red Miller

Half Time Show

Headliner: Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.


Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, LA

Date: August 17, 1970
Attendance: 76,400


Randy White
Defensive Tackle (DT)
Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys Defeats Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII.  Randy White named MVP.

After all the hype about the Broncos' Orange Crush defense, Denver played like a team with a serious vitamin deficiency. Dallas intercepted Denver quarterback Craig Morton four times and recovered four Denver fumbles while holding the Broncos to only 156 yards. The game, a penalty-filled, mistake-riddled mess, was salvaged in some small way by Dallas running back Robert Newhouse, who was asked to attempt his first pass in almost three years. Newhouse was so unprepared for the task that, in the huddle moments before the play, he had to feverishly remove stickum from his hands so he could throw the ball. Newhouse's toss to wide receiver Golden Richards resulted in a 29-yard touchdown.

The Cowboys evened their Super Bowl record at 2-2 by defeating Denver before a sellout crowd of 75,583, plus 102,010,000 television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event.

Dallas converted two interceptions into 10 points and Efren Herrera added a 35-yard field goal for a 13-0 halftime advantage.

In the third period Craig Morton engineered a drive to the Cowboys' 30 and Jim Turner's 47-yard field goal made the score 13-3.

After an exchange of punts, Butch Johnson made a spectacular diving catch in the end zone to complete a 45-yard pass from Roger Staubach and put the Cowboys ahead 20-3.

Following Rick Upchurch's 67-yard kickoff return, Norris Weese guided the Broncos to a touchdown to cut the Dallas lead to 20-10.

Dallas clinched the victory when running back Robert Newhouse tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to Golden Richards with 7:04 remaining in the game. It was the first pass thrown by Newhouse since 1975.

Harvey Martin and Randy White, who were named co-most valuable players, led the Cowboys' defense, which recovered four fumbles and intercepted four passes.

Scoring Information

 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Dallas Cowboys2738:38 8 81175/171/1
Denver Broncos1021:22 8 12111/122/3
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Cowboys110:31Dorsett 3 run (Herrera kick)70
Cowboys113:29Herrera 35yd Field Goal100
Cowboys2 3:44Herrera 43yd Field Goal130
Broncos3 2:28Turner 47yd Field Goal133
Cowboys3 8:01Johnson 45 pass from Staubach (Herrera kick)203
Broncos3 9:21Lytle 1 run (Turner kick)2010
Cowboys4 7:56Richards 29 pass from Newhouse (Herrera kick)2710
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