Dallas Cowboys top 10 greatest Super Bowl moments

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Bob Lily’s sack on Bob Griese

Mr. Cowboy or Bob Lilly for those of you who prefer to use mortal names was the first person ever drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. It is only fitting that he was able to bring a championship to the team that drafted him.

Up until that point, the Dallas Cowboys were referred to as next year’s team as it seemed like they always fell short of expectations no matter the opponent. Lilly made sure that Super Bowl VI was not going to end as their previous trip had.

At the end of the first quarter with 13 seconds left and at their own 38-yard line, Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese took the snap and began to go through his progression. The problem was that multiple Cowboy defenders broke through and started to give chase.

Griese began to backpedal before starting his backward pirouette and before he knew it, he was being dragged down at his own 8-yard line.

It was none other than Bob Lilly who dragged down Griese and started what would be a dominating performance for the Dallas Cowboys defense in route to what would become the Dallas Cowboys’ first-ever world championship.

Before the 1990s Super Bowls, this was the play that I was accustomed to seeing whenever the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl highlights were being played. It is only fitting that the Lilly sack would rank as the third-best Super Bowl moment.