NFL Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys 30 Bills 13
The Cowboys Defeat the Bills 30-13 to win Super Bowl XXVIII, Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith named MVP
Emmitt Smith rushed for 132 yards and two second-half touchdowns to power the Cowboys to their second consecutive NFL title.
By winning, Dallas joined San Francisco and Pittsburgh as the only franchises with four Super Bowl victories.
The Bills, meanwhile, extended a dubious string by losing in the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year.
To win, the Cowboys had to rally from a 13-6 halftime deficit. Buffalo had forged its lead on Thurman Thomas's 4-yard touchdown run and a pair of field goals by Steve Christie, including a 54-yard kick, the longest in Super Bowl history.
But just 55 seconds into the second half, Thomas was stripped of the ball by Dallas defensive tackle Leon Lett. Safety James Washington recovered and weaved his way 46 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 13-13. After forcing the Bills to punt, the Cowboys began their next possession on their 36-yard line and Smith, the game's most valuable player, took over.
He carried seven times for 61 yards on the ensuing 8-play, 64-yard drive, capping the march with a 15-yard touchdown run to give Dallas the lead for good with 8:42 remaining in the third quarter.
Early in the fourth quarter, Washington intercepted Jim Kelly's pass and returned it 12 yards to Buffalo's 34. A penalty moved the ball back to the 39, but Smith carried twice for 10 yards and caught a screen pass for nine, and quarterback Troy Aikman completed a 16-yard pass to Alvin Harper to give the Cowboys a first-and-goal at the 6.
Smith took it from there, cracking the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 1 to put Dallas ahead 27-13 with 9:50 remaining. Eddie Murray's third field goal, from 20 yards with 2:50 left, ended any doubt about the game's outcome.
Smith had 30 carries in all, with 19 of his attempts and 92 yards coming after intermission. Washington, normally a reserve who played most of the game because the Cowboys used five defensive backs to combat the Bills' No-Huddle offense, had 11 tackles and forced another fumble by Thomas in the first quarter.
Aikman completed 19 of 27 passes for 207 yards. Buffalo's Kelly completed a Super Bowl-record 31 passes in 50 attempts for 260 yards
Dallas, the first team in NFL history to begin the regular season 0-2 and go on to win the Super Bowl, also became the fifth to win back-to-back titles, following Green Bay, Miami, Pittsburgh (the Steelers did it twice), and San Francisco.
Buffalo became the third team, along with Minnesota and Denver, to lose four Super Bowls.
The Cowboys' victory was the tenth in succession for the NFC over the AFC.
Super Bowl XXVIII: MVP Emmitt Smith RB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas became the fifth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls, joining San Francisco and Pittsburgh as the only four-time champions.
Leading the way in its 30-13 victory over Buffalo was running back Emmitt Smith, who had 30 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Smith's workmanlike effort helped stifle the Bills
Trailing 13-6 at halftime, Dallas tied the score on a James Washington fumble return. Then they turned the ball over to Smith, and he took it from there. Nineteen of his 30 carries came in the second half, as did both his touchdowns.
His first score, which gave Dallas the lead for good, came after an 8-play, 64-yard drive in which Smith carried the ball seven times. His 15-yard touchdown run capped off the drive. In the fourth quarter, he put the game on ice with a 1-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-goal.
Super Bowl XXVIII
SUPER BOWL XXVIII SCORING
DAL FG Murray 41, 2:19
BUF FG Christie 54, 4:41
DAL FG Murray 24, 11:05
BUF Thomas 4 run (Christie kick), 2:34
BUF FG Christie 28, 15:00
DAL Washington 46 def. fumble rec. (Murray kick), 0:55
DAL E. Smith 15 run (Murray kick), 6:18
DAL E. Smith 1 run (Murray kick), 5:10
DAL FG Murray 20, 12:10
January 30, 1994
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia)
Super Bowl Games & Super Bowl MVP History
Super Bowl I
Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10
Super Bowl II
Green Bay Packers 33 Oakland Raiders 14
Super Bowl III
New York Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7
Super Bowl IV
Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7
Super Bowl V
Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13
Super Bowl VI
Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3
Super Bowl VII
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Super Bowl VIII
Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
Super Bowl IX
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Super Bowl X
Steelers 21 Dallas Cowboys 17
Super Bowl XI
Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14
Super Bowl XII
Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10
Super Bowl XIII
Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
Super Bowl XIV
Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19
Super Bowl XV
Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10
Super Bowl XVI
San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21
Super Bowl XVII
Washington Redskins 27 Miami Dolphins 17
Super Bowl XVIII
Los Angeles Raiders 38 Washington Redskins 9
Super Bowl XIX
San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16
Super Bowl XX
Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10
Super Bowl XXI
New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20
Super Bowl XXII
Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10
Super Bowl XXIII
San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16
Super Bowl XXIV
San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10
Super Bowl XXV
New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19
Super Bowl XXVI
Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24
Super Bowl XXVII
Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17
Super Bowl XXVIII
Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13
Super Bowl XXIX
San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
Super Bowl XXX
Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Super Bowl XXXI
Green Bay Packers 35 New England Patriots 21
Super Bowl XXXII
Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24
Super Bowl XXXIII
Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19
Super Bowl XXXIV
Saint Louis Rams 23 Tennessee Titans 16
Super Bowl XXXV
Baltimore Ravens 34 New York Giants 7
Super Bowl XXXVI
New England Patriots 20 Saint Louis Rams 17
Super Bowl XXXVII
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Oakland Raiders 21
Super Bowl XXXVIII
New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29
Super Bowl XXXIX
New England Patriots 24 Philadelphia Eagles 21
Super Bowl XL
Steelers 21 Seahawks 10
Super Bowl XLI
Colts 29 Bears 17
Super Bowl XLII
New York Giants 17 New England Patriots 14
Super Bowl XLIII
Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints 31 Indianapolis Colts 17