Jan. 21, 1979 - With Terry Bradshaw completing 17-of-30 passes for 318 yards, with four touchdown tosses, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team to win four Super Bowls as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 35-31, in Super Bowl XIII in Miami.
Bradshaw, though, didn't start off on fire. "If you are so wound up and uptight, you can turn the ball over," he said. "I did it - fumble and interception right off the bat. It didn't bother me because I was okay. I wasn't nervous. I came back and did well."
Bradshaw's first two touchdown passes were to John Stallworth, for 28 and 75 yards. With 34 seconds left in the first half, he hit Rocky Bleier for a seven-yard score to give Pittsburgh a 21-14 lead.
The turning point of the game occurred late in the third quarter when Jackie Smith, the Cowboys' back-up tight end, dropped Roger Staubach's third-down pass in the end zone. Instead of a tie game, Dallas had to settle for a field goal.
The Steelers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter - the second on Bradshaw's 18-yard pass to Lynn Swann with 6:51 remaining - to take a 35-17 lead. Bradshaw was voted the game's MVP.
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