Cowboys Shut Out Rams to Advance to SB XIII
This post is part of the 50 Seasons in 50 Weeks Series.
The Dallas offense did enough to win the 1978 NFC Championship Game, but it was the defense that dominated the Rams. The Cowboys caused seven Los Angeles turnovers, including five interceptions, as Dallas advanced to Super Bowl XIII with a 28-0 win.
Both teams went scoreless in the first half. L.A. moved the ball in the first half, but Frank Corrall missed two field goal attempts. Dallas also missed a chance to score when Scott Laidlaw fumbled the ball in the second quarter.
Two Charlie Waters interceptions in the second half helped set up two touchdowns– a five-yard run by Tony Dorsett, and a four-yard pass from Roger Staubach to Laidlaw. Dallas extended the lead by scoring after recovering a Ram fumble later in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys wrapped up the scoring when Hollywood Henderson picked off a Vince Ferragamo pass and returned it 68 yards for a touchdown.
Here is a clip of the CBS postgame show: