This Date In History: Cowboys Fight Off Steelers To Win Third Super Bowl In 4 Years

Not exactly a Throwback Thursday, but this Wednesday marks the 19-year anniversary of the Cowboys' win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona.

The Cowboys became the first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in a four-year span, after winning consecutive titles after the 1992 and 1993 seasons under Jimmy Johnson.

With Barry Switzer taking over as head coach in 1994, the Cowboys made it to the NFC Championship Game, only to fall to the 49ers. But the following season, the Cowboys went 12-4, thanks to a record-setting season for Emmitt Smith, who set an NFL record with 25 rushing titles and broke his own Cowboys' single-season rushing mark with 1,773 yards. That record stood tall until this past season when DeMarco Murray rushed for 1,845 yards.

But the Cowboys won two home games in the playoffs, beating the Eagles and Packers to make it to their eighth Super Bowl and the third against the Steelers, who had beaten Dallas in both Super Bowl X and Super Bowl XII.

But Super Bowl XXX was a different story as the Cowboys built a 13-0 lead but had to hold off the pesky Steelers in the second half. Cornerback Larry Brown had two key interceptions that led to points, igniting the Cowboys to the 27-17 win. Brown was named Super Bowl MVP, becoming the fourth defensive player in franchise history to win the game's MVP honors, along with Chuck Howley in Super Bowl V and co-MVPs Randy White and Harvey Martin in Super Bowl XII.

On January 28, 1996, the Cowboys defeated the Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX.

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