Super Bowl 27 logo, Dallas Cowboys 52VS Buffalo Bills 17, MVP Troy Aikman

Super Bowl XXVII (27)
Team Drive Chart



Dallas Cowboys
52
Buffalo Bills
17
Dallas Cowboys Superbowl XXVII Ring

Coaches


Dallas Cowboys:
Jimmy Johnson
Buffalo Bills:
Marv Levy

Half Time Show


Headliner: Michael Jackson and 3,500 local children. Finale included audience card stunt.

Location


Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA

Date: August 19, 1970
Attendance: 98,374

MVP


Troy Aikman
Quarterback (QB)
Dallas Cowboys

*Buffalo won coin toss and elected to receive.

First Quarter

Buffalo Bills (15:00)


Elliott kick into end zone touchback.
BUF 201–10Kelly 14 pass to Reed middle (Norton).
BUF 341–10Thomas 2 run right (Norton).
BUF 362–8Kelly 7 screen pass to Thomas left (Brown).
BUF 433–1Kelly sacked loss of 2 (Everett).
BUF 414–3Mohr 45 punt Martin 1 return (Hale Tasker).

Dallas Cowboys (13:19)

DAL 151–10Aikman swing pass to E. Smith right no gain (Patton).
DAL 152–10E. Smith 1 run left (Talley Kelso).
DAL 163–9Aikman pass to Irvin right overthrown incomplete.
DAL 164–9Saxon punt blocked by Tasker ball went out of bounds at D 16.

Buffalo Bills (11:40)

DAL 161–10Thomas 9 sweep left (Norton).
DAL 72–1Thomas run middle loss of 2 (Maryland Gant).
DAL 93–3Kelly sacked (Haley) fumbled Wolford recovered for Buffalo at D 19. Play nullified and Dallas penalized 4 (half the distance) for holding (Brown). Automatic first down.
DAL 51–goalThomas 3 run middle (Jones Casillas).
DAL 22–goalThomas 2 run right touchdown (10:00). Christie kicked extra point.
Buffalo scoring drive: 16 yards 4 plays 1:40.

Buffalo 7 Dallas 0

Dallas Cowboys (10:00)


Christie kick to D 6 Martin 22 return (Pike).
DAL 281–10E. Smith run middle no gain (B. Smith Bennett).
DAL 282–10Aikman 9 pass to Novacek middle (Patton Conlan).
DAL 373–1E. Smith 3 run middle (Wright Talley).
DAL 401–10E. Smith 12 run middle (Kelso). Play nullified and Dallas penalized 5 for illegal formation.
DAL 351–15Aikman 8 pass to Johnston crossing left (J. Williams).
DAL 432–7Aikman pressured pass to Novacek middle incomplete.
DAL 433–7Aikman pressured pass to Martin middle incomplete.
DAL 434–7Saxon 57 punt touchback.

Buffalo Bills (6:21)

BUF 201–10Thomas run right loss of 1 (Tolbert Maryland).
BUF 192–11Thomas draw left no gain (Casillas).
BUF 193–11Buffalo penalized 5 for false start (Kelly).
BUF 143–16Kelly pass to Lofton left incomplete. Play nullified and Dallas penalized 15 for roughing the passer (Lett). Automatic first down.
BUF 291–10Kelly 21 pass to Reed right sideline (Washington).
501–10Kelly hit (Gant) pass to Metzelaars right (receiver slipped) intercepted at D 40 Washington 13 return (K. Davis) fumbled ball went out of bounds.

Dallas Cowboys (4:40)

BUF 471–10E. Smith run middle loss of 1 (Wright).
BUF 482–11Aikman swing pass to E. Smith right loss of 5 (Patton).
DAL 473–16Aikman 20 pass to Irvin middle (Darby).
BUF 331–10Aikman 2 scramble right (Patton).
BUF 312–8E. Smith 8 draw middle (Talley H. Jones).
BUF 231–10Aikman 23 pass to Novacek middle (caught at B 2) touchdown (1:36). Elliott kicked extra point after Dallas penalized 10 for holding (Agee).
Dallas scoring drive: 47 yards 6 plays 3:04.

Buffalo 7 Dallas 7

Buffalo Bills (1:36)


Elliott kick to B 4 Lamb 16 return (V. Smith). Buffalo penalized 10 for illegal block (Maddox).
BUF 101–10Kelly sacked (Haley) loss of 8 fumbled J. Jones recovered for Dallas (picked ball out of air off Lett’s deflection) 2 return touchdown (1:21). Elliott kicked extra point.

Dallas 14 Buffalo 7

Buffalo Bills (1:21)


Elliott kick to B 4 Lamb 33 return (Gant) fumbled Goganious recovered for Buffalo at B 42.
BUF 421–10K. Davis 6 run middle (Norton).
BUF 482–4K. Davis 8 run middle (Edwards Norton).

END OF FIRST QUARTER:


Dallas 14 Buffalo 7


Second Quarter

DAL 441–10Kelly 40 pass to Reed crossing middle (caught at D 40) (Brown).
DAL 41–goalGardner 3 run middle (Norton Washington).
DAL 12–goalThomas run right no gain (V. Smith).
DAL 13–goalK. Davis run middle no gain (Norton).
DAL 14–goalKelly rollout right pressured pass to Gardner intercepted in end zone Everett no return touchback.

Dallas Cowboys (11:59)

DAL 201–10E. Smith 2 run middle (Conlan).
DAL 222–8Aikman 11 pass to Novacek right (Conlan).
DAL 331–10E. Smith 3 run right (Bennett H. Jones).
DAL 362–7Aikman 7 scramble right (Williams).
DAL 431–10E. Smith run left no gain (Talley).
DAL 432–10Aikman pass to Irvin right underthrown almost intercepted (J. Williams) incomplete. Dallas–first time out (8:36).
DAL 433–10Aikman 5 pass to Novacek right (H. Jones).
DAL 484–5Saxon 37 punt Hicks fair catch.

Buffalo Bills (8:10)

BUF 151–10K. Davis 7 Shotgun draw left (Maryland).
BUF 222–3K. Davis 4 run right (Casillas Edwards).
BUF 261–10K. Davis 7 run right (Haley).
BUF 332–3Kelly hit (Norton) pass to Reed left incomplete. Kelly injured.
BUF 333–3Reich 7 pass to Metzelaars crossing middle (Washington).
BUF 401–10Reich 38 pass to Reed middle (caught at D 49) (K. Smith).
DAL 221–10K. Davis 3 run middle (Haley).
DAL 192–7K. Davis 7 run middle (Edwards).
DAL 121–10Thomas 6 run right (Washington Edwards).
DAL 62–4Reich pass to Beebe in end zone incomplete.
DAL 63–4Dallas penalized 3 (half the distance) for offsides (Haley).
DAL 33–1Thomas run left no gain (Haley Maryland).
DAL 34–1Christie 21–yard field goal (3:24).
Buffalo scoring drive: 82 yards 11 plays 4:46.

Dallas 14 Buffalo 10

Dallas Cowboys (3:24)


Christie kick to D 7 Martin 21 return (Pike).
DAL 281–10Aikman 6 swing pass to E. Smith left (Talley).
DAL 342–4Aikman 9 pass to Novacek right (Bennett).
DAL 431–10Aikman pass batted down at line (Talley) incomplete.
DAL 432–10E. Smith 38 run off left tackle (Odomes). Two–Minute Warning at 1:58.
BUF 191–10Aikman 19 pass to Irvin slant–in left to middle (caught at B 4) touchdown (1:54). Elliott kicked extra point.
Dallas scoring drive: 72 yards 5 plays 1:30.

Dallas 21 Buffalo 10

Buffalo Bills (1:54)


Elliott kick into end zone touchback.
BUF 201–10Reich pass to Thomas right flat loss of 1 (Lett) fumbled J. Jones recovered for Dallas at B 18.

Dallas Cowboys (1:43)

BUF 181–10Aikman 18 pass to Irvin right sideline (caught at B 3) touchdown (1:36). Elliott kicked extra point.
Dallas scoring drive: 18 yards 1 play :07.

Dallas 28 Buffalo 10

Buffalo Bills (1:36)


Elliott kick into end zone touchback.
BUF 201–10Reich fumbled handoff exchange K. Davis recovered for Buffalo at B 18.
BUF 182–12Reich 11 pass to Reed crossing middle (Woodson).
BUF 293–1Dallas penalized 5 for offsides (Haley).
BUF 341–10Reich pass to Beebe deep left intercepted at D 28 Brown no return (Beebe).

Dallas Cowboys (:30)

DAL 281–10E. Smith 7 draw middle (Bennett). Dallas–second time out (:19).
DAL 352–3Aikman 20 pass to Irvin middle (H. Jones J. Williams). Dallas–third time out (:12).
BUF 451–10Aikman 5 swing pass to E. Smith right (Darby).

END OF SECOND QUARTER:


Dallas 28 Buffalo 10


Third Quarter

Dallas Cowboys (15:00)


Christie kick to goal line Martin 21 return (Pike Goganious).
DAL 211–10E. Smith 7 run middle (Bennett).
DAL 282–3E. Smith 11 run middle (Talley Kelso).
DAL 391–10Aikman 7 pass to Johnston right (Bennett).
DAL 462–3Johnston run middle no gain (Bennett).
DAL 463–3Aikman 25 pass to Irvin right (Kelso).
BUF 291–10E. Smith 7 run middle (Hansen).
BUF 222–3E. Smith 3 run left (Wright Hansen).
BUF 191–10Aikman rollout right 12 pass to Irvin (J. Williams). Holding against Buffalo (Patton) declined.
BUF 71–goalGainer run right no gain (Bennett).
BUF 72–goalAikman 5 pass to Novacek left (Odomes).
BUF 23–goalAikman pass to Novacek in end zone overthrown incomplete.
BUF 24–goalElliott 20–yard field goal (8:21).
Dallas scoring drive: 77 yards 11 plays 6:39.

Dallas 31 Buffalo 10

Buffalo Bills (8:21)


Elliott kick to B 6 K. Davis 21 return (Gainer).
BUF 271–10Reich pass to McKeller right incomplete.
BUF 272–10Reich 8 pass to Reed right (Washington).
BUF 353–2Reich 6 pass to McKeller crossing left (Norton).
BUF 411–10Reich pass to Thomas right flat no gain (Norton Washington).
BUF 412–10Reich 4 pass to Thomas right (Edwards).
BUF 453–6Reich pass to Lofton right incomplete.
BUF 454–6Mohr 43 punt Martin 30 return (Hale).

Dallas Cowboys (6:00)

DAL 421–10E. Smith 3 run middle (Conlan).
DAL 452–7Aikman pass to Novacek middle underthrown incomplete.
DAL 453–7Aikman 10 pass to Novacek crossing left (Odomes).
BUF 451–10E. Smith 5 run right (Hansen Conlan).
BUF 402–5E. Smith 3 run middle (Talley Conlan).
BUF 373–2E. Smith run right loss of 1 (Patton).
BUF 384–3Aikman pass right batted down (Patton) incomplete.

Buffalo Bills (2:10)


(Yard–line difference because of change of possession.)
BUF 391–10K. Davis 12 Shotgun draw left (Woodson).
DAL 491–10Reich 13 pass to Reed crossing middle (Everett).
DAL 361–10K. Davis Shotgun draw middle loss of 4 (Haley).
DAL 402–14Reich pass to K. Davis left no gain (Edwards).
DAL 403–14Reich scrambled right 40 pass to Beebe middle end zone touchdown (:00). Christie kicked extra point.
Buffalo scoring drive: 61 yards 5 plays 2:10.

END OF THIRD QUARTER:


Dallas 31 Buffalo 17


Fourth Quarter

Dallas Cowboys (15:00)


Christie kick to D 8 Martin 15 return (Maddox).
DAL 231–10Aikman 19 scramble middle (Kelso).
DAL 421–10E. Smith run middle loss of 8 (B. Smith) fumbled Aikman recovered for Dallas at D 30.
DAL 302–22Aikman 3 pass to E. Smith crossing middle (Bennett).
DAL 333–19Aikman 18 pass to E. Smith right (Darby).
BUF 494–1Saxon 37 punt Hicks no return (R. Jones) fumbled recovered own fumble at B 12.

Buffalo Bills (11:46)

BUF 121–10Thomas Shotgun draw middle no gain (Maryland).
BUF 122–10Reich pass to Reed thrown away incomplete.
BUF 123–10Reich pass to wide–open Lofton right overthrown incomplete.
BUF 124–10Mohr 48 punt Martin 4 return (Patton).

Dallas Cowboys (10:54)

DAL 441–10E. Smith 11 run middle (Kelso Odomes).
BUF 451–10Aikman 45 pass to Harper (caught at B 8) touchdown (10:04). Elliott kicked extra point.
Dallas scoring drive: 56 yards 2 plays :50.

Dallas 38 Buffalo 17

Buffalo Bills (10:04)


Elliott kick into end zone touchback.
BUF 201–10Reich pressured pass to K. Davis incomplete.
BUF 202–10Reich pass to Lofton left intercepted at B 30 Everett 22 return (K. Davis).

Dallas Cowboys (9:41)

BUF 81–goalE. Smith run wide left no gain (H. Jones).
BUF 82–goalAikman sacked loss of 2 (B. Smith).
BUF 103–goalE. Smith 10 draw middle (broke 3 tackles) touchdown (8:12). Elliott kicked extra point.
Dallas scoring drive: 8 yards 3 plays 1:29.

Dallas 45 Buffalo 17

Buffalo Bills (8:12)


Elliott kick into end zone touchback.
BUF 201–10Reich 7 pass to Reed middle (Maryland).
BUF 272–3Buffalo penalized 5 for false start (Ritcher).
BUF 222–8Reich fumbled errant Shotgun snap Norton recovered for Dallas at
B 9 9 return touchdown (7:31). Elliott kicked extra point.

Dallas 52 Buffalo 17

Buffalo Bills (7:31)


Elliott kick to B 5 Hicks 20 return (Pruitt).
BUF 251–10Reich 16 pass to Tasker middle (Lett) fumbled Holmes recovered for Dallas at B 44 no return.

Dallas Cowboys (7:06)

BUF 441–10Gainer 1 run right (B. Smith).
BUF 432–9Beuerlein fumbled handoff with Gainer Hansen recovered for Buffalo at
B 47 no return.

Buffalo Bills (6:14)

BUF 471–10Reich 3 pass to K. Davis right (Horton).
502–7Reich 14 pass to Tasker middle (Everett).
DAL 361–10Dallas penalized 5 for encroachment (Casillas).
DAL 311–5Reich deep pass to Beebe incomplete.
DAL 312–5Reich pass to Tasker middle incomplete.
DAL 313–5Reich deep pass to Lofton right incomplete.
DAL 314–5Reich sacked (Jeffcoat) loss of 4 fumbled Lett recovered for Dallas at
D 35 Lett 64 return (Beebe) fumbled ball went out of end zone touchback for Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills (4:42)

BUF 201–10Reich pass to Tasker right broken up (Woodson) incomplete. Play nullified and Dallas penalized 6 for pass interference (Woodson). Automatic first down.
BUF 261–10K. Davis 5 draw right (Woodson).
BUF 312–5Reich 13 pass to Tasker left (Holmes). Play nullified and Buffalo penalized 10 for holding (Wolford).
BUF 212–15K. Davis 2 run left (J. Jones).
BUF 233–13Reich 13 pass to K. Davis right (Holmes).
BUF 361–10Reich 10 pass to Beebe right (Woodson).
BUF 461–10Reich 5 pass to Metzelaars right (Woodson). Two–Minute Warning.
DAL 492–5K. Davis 14 run left (Holmes).
DAL 351–10K. Davis 8 run right (Holt).
DAL 272–2Reich pass to Lofton left broken up (Brown) incomplete.
DAL 273–2K. Davis 7 run middle (Gant).
DAL 201–10Reich pass to Lofton middle end zone dropped incomplete.
DAL 202–10Reich sacked loss of 8 (Lett).

FINAL SCORE:


Dallas 52 Buffalo 17

FINAL RECORDS:


Dallas 16–3 Buffalo 14–6

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