Jan. 18, 1976
MVP: Lynn Swann, WR, Pittsburgh
Dallas Cowboys 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 21
Super Bowl X was an American football game between the National Football Conference champion Dallas Cowboys and the American Football Conference champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League champion for the 1975 season. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys by the score of 21�17 to win their second consecutive Super Bowl. They are the third team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since Miami Dolphins in Super Bowls VII and VIII, and the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowls I and II.
The game was played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, on January 18, 1976, one of the first major national events of the United States Bicentennial year. Both the pre-game and halftime show celebrated the Bicentennial, while players on both teams wore special patches on their jerseys with the Bicentennial logo.
Super Bowl X featured a contrast of styles between the Steelers and the Cowboys, which were, at the time, the two most popular teams in the league. Pittsburgh, who dominated teams with their “Steel Curtain” defense and running game, finished the regular season with a league best 12�2 record and defeated the Baltimore Colts and the Oakland Raiders in the playoffs. The Cowboys, with their offense and “flex” defense, became the first wild-card team to advance to the Super Bowl after posting a 10-4 regular season record and postseason victories over the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams.