So Much for Two of the Cowboys’ Postseason Records

When the Cowboys beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX after the 1995 season, the Cowboys had an NFL-record 31 playoff wins and and NFL-record eight Super Bowl appearances.

At that point, Pittsburgh had a total of 19 playoff wins in its history along with five Super Bowl appearances.

Since that time, the Steelers have a postseason record of 14-6 with two Super Bowl wins. And Pittsburgh will play in its eighth Super Bowl in two weeks with the possibility of winning an NFL-record seventh title.

As you know, the Cowboys have playoff mark of 2-7 since 1996, and Dallas fans have only been able to remember what used to be when it comes to Super Bowls.

As of now, the Steelers and Cowboys are tied with 33 playoff wins and eight Super Bowl appearances. If Pittsburgh wins, the Steelers get to celebrate their 34th playoff win underneath Jerry’s giant television.

Here are each team’s playoff wins:

Dallas Cowboys

Rk Tm Year Date Opp W# G# Day Result OT
1 DAL 2009 2010-01-09 PHI 18 17 Sat W 34-14
2 DAL 1996 1996-12-28 MIN 0 17 Sat W 40-15
3 DAL 1995 1996-01-28 N PIT 0 19 Sun W 27-17
4 DAL 1995 1996-01-14 GNB 0 18 Sun W 38-27
5 DAL 1995 1996-01-07 PHI 0 17 Sun W 30-11
6 DAL 1994 1995-01-08 GNB 0 17 Sun W 35-9
7 DAL 1993 1994-01-30 N BUF 0 19 Sun W 30-13
8 DAL 1993 1994-01-23 SFO 0 18 Sun W 38-21
9 DAL 1993 1994-01-16 GNB 0 17 Sun W 27-17
10 DAL 1992 1993-01-31 N BUF 0 19 Sun W 52-17
11 DAL 1992 1993-01-17 @ SFO 0 18 Sun W 30-20
12 DAL 1992 1993-01-10 PHI 0 17 Sun W 34-10
13 DAL 1991 1991-12-29 @ CHI 0 17 Sun W 17-13
14 DAL 1982 1983-01-16 GNB 11 11 Sun W 37-26
15 DAL 1982 1983-01-09 TAM 10 10 Sun W 30-17
16 DAL 1981 1982-01-02 TAM 17 17 Sat W 38-0
17 DAL 1980 1981-01-04 @ ATL 18 18 Sun W 30-27
18 DAL 1980 1980-12-28 RAM 17 17 Sun W 34-13
19 DAL 1978 1979-01-07 @ RAM 18 18 Sun W 28-0
20 DAL 1978 1978-12-30 ATL 17 17 Sat W 27-20
21 DAL 1977 1978-01-15 N DEN 17 17 Sun W 27-10
22 DAL 1977 1978-01-01 MIN 16 16 Sun W 23-6
23 DAL 1977 1977-12-26 CHI 15 15 Mon W 37-7
24 DAL 1975 1976-01-04 @ RAM 16 16 Sun W 37-7
25 DAL 1975 1975-12-28 @ MIN 15 15 Sun W 17-14
26 DAL 1973 1973-12-23 RAM 15 15 Sun W 27-16
27 DAL 1972 1972-12-23 @ SFO 15 15 Sat W 30-28
28 DAL 1971 1972-01-16 N MIA 17 17 Sun W 24-3
29 DAL 1971 1972-01-02 SFO 16 16 Sun W 14-3
30 DAL 1971 1971-12-25 @ MIN 15 15 Sat W 20-12
31 DAL 1970 1971-01-03 @ SFO 16 16 Sun W 17-10
32 DAL 1970 1970-12-26 DET 15 15 Sat W 5-0
33 DAL 1967 1967-12-24 CLE 15 15 Sun W 52-14
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/23/2011.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Rk Tm Year Date Opp W# G# Day Result OT
1 PIT 2010 2011-01-23 NYJ 20 18 Sun W 24-19
2 PIT 2010 2011-01-15 BAL 19 17 Sat W 31-24
3 PIT 2008 2009-02-01 N ARI 21 19 Sun W 27-23
4 PIT 2008 2009-01-18 BAL 20 18 Sun W 23-14
5 PIT 2008 2009-01-11 SDG 19 17 Sun W 35-24
6 PIT 2005 2006-02-05 N SEA 0 20 Sun W 21-10
7 PIT 2005 2006-01-22 @ DEN 0 19 Sun W 34-17
8 PIT 2005 2006-01-15 @ IND 0 18 Sun W 21-18
9 PIT 2005 2006-01-08 @ CIN 0 17 Sun W 31-17
10 PIT 2004 2005-01-15 NYJ 0 17 Sat W 20-17 OT
11 PIT 2002 2003-01-05 CLE 0 17 Sun W 36-33
12 PIT 2001 2002-01-20 BAL 0 17 Sun W 27-10
13 PIT 1997 1998-01-03 NWE 0 17 Sat W 7-6
14 PIT 1996 1996-12-29 IND 0 17 Sun W 42-14
15 PIT 1995 1996-01-14 IND 0 18 Sun W 20-16
16 PIT 1995 1996-01-06 BUF 0 17 Sat W 40-21
17 PIT 1994 1995-01-07 CLE 0 17 Sat W 29-9
18 PIT 1989 1989-12-31 @ HOU 17 17 Sun W 26-23 OT
19 PIT 1984 1984-12-30 @ DEN 17 17 Sun W 24-17
20 PIT 1979 1980-01-20 N RAM 19 19 Sun W 31-19
21 PIT 1979 1980-01-06 HOU 18 18 Sun W 27-13
22 PIT 1979 1979-12-30 MIA 17 17 Sun W 34-14
23 PIT 1978 1979-01-21 N DAL 19 19 Sun W 35-31
24 PIT 1978 1979-01-07 HOU 18 18 Sun W 34-5
25 PIT 1978 1978-12-30 DEN 17 17 Sat W 33-10
26 PIT 1976 1976-12-19 @ BAL 15 15 Sun W 40-14
27 PIT 1975 1976-01-18 N DAL 17 17 Sun W 21-17
28 PIT 1975 1976-01-04 OAK 16 16 Sun W 16-10
29 PIT 1975 1975-12-27 BAL 15 15 Sat W 28-10
30 PIT 1974 1975-01-12 N MIN 17 17 Sun W 16-6
31 PIT 1974 1974-12-29 @ OAK 16 16 Sun W 24-13
32 PIT 1974 1974-12-22 BUF 15 15 Sun W 32-14
33 PIT 1972 1972-12-23 OAK 15 15 Sat W 13-7
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/23/2011.
  • B Arnold

    I HATE THE STEELERS & REDSKINS & EAGLES & PACKERS & NY GIANTS

  • Fred Goodwin

    I know you were referring to Super Bowl Championships, but in fact GB holds the record of 12 NFL Championships (which includes three SBs); Chicago is second with nine (including one SB).

    Anyway you slice it, the Steelers are a franchise at the zenith while the Cowboys try to slow to their skid to the nadir.

  • Anonymous

    Good points, Fred. There was a time when we though the Cowboys might someday approach the Packers and Bears in NFL titles.

    I had much more hair back then.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, Yep, Yep, Yep, Yep. And I still hate the Cardinals, but that isn’t as important now.

  • Motley Blue

    Thanks a lot, Jerry.