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Pittsburgh Steelers fan celebrates the Steelers 24-19 win over the New York Jets at the AFC Championship game at Heinz Field between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 23, 2011. UPI/Archie Carpenter

Dateline: January 28, 1996Super Bowl XXX featured the two greatest NFL franchises of the Super Bowl era: the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the third time the two organizations had collided in the championship game. The Steelers won the first two, Super Bowls X and XIII, claiming their place as the “team of the ’70.” The Cowboys got a measure of revenge in Super Bowl XXX, winning that one 27–17.

That clash of titans marked the Cowboys’ eighth trip to the big game and their fifth win. They were the kings of the hill. Continue reading »