Painful even now
While Jerry fiddles and (Jim) Rome burns, the Dallas Cowboys have quietly passed the torch to other teams. Like an Olympic runner carrying the torch (if the runner was falling down drunk and weaving in and out of traffic), Jerry has passed the Super Bowl supremacy torch to some of the Cowboys’ most hated rivals.
While the Steelers were the first team to reach four Super Bowl victories for a franchise, the Cowboys were the first to make it to the dance five times. Both teams accomplished these impressive feats in a ten-year span. Two of the Steelers’ wins came at the expense of the Cowboys. Well, one was on the Cowboys. The other, the Steelers only had to be Jackie Smith, the aging tight end that had a touchdown pas bounce off of him as he was on his butt, uncovered in the end zone.
(We are still mad, Jackie. Still seething.)
So, the first to five Super Bowls. Not bad.
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