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Bob Lilly was again involved in the most iconic image from the game, but this time it was harassing Bob Griese and sacking him for a 29 yard loss. or maybe if you like celebrations it was Bob Lilly smoking a cigar in the locker room after the game. However you slice the story Dallas prevailed in New Orleans 24-3.

Four years later the Cowboys again returned to Miami for a Super Bowl. They lost again, this time to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They did so with a group of rookies I told you about last week called “The Dirty Dozen.” Once again Miami would prove to be unkind to the Cowboys. In fact, all three of the Cowboys losses in Super Bowls have happened in Miami, Florida. Ten Super Bowls have been played in Miami, Dallas has 3 of the 10 losses.

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Not so with New Orleans though. After the 1977 season the Cowboys returned to Super Bowl XII in New Orleans, this time in the Super Dome, the first ever indoor Super Bowl. Their opponent was the Denver Broncos, and just like with the Dolphins in Super Bowl VI, the Doomsday II Defense simply annihilated the other team, this time 27-10. Two trips to New Orleans for the big game, and two key wins. To say I had high hopes for the 2012 Cowboys to return to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII would be an understatement. It wasn’t meant to be.

This Sunday though the Cowboys will not be looking to add a Lombardi Trophy to their collection. No, this Sunday they need to add a 6th win to the standings, cement their hold on the NFC East and defeat one of the best teams in the NFL to prove that they don’t just beat up on patsies and lose to contenders.

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