The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys both are 7-6 and fighting for their playoff lives.
That alone makes Sunday’s Week 15 matchup in Dallas riveting, but history gives this game some extra juice.
These are the only two teams who have met three times in the Super Bowl. The Steelers beat the Cowboys twice in the 1970s, and the Cowboys beat the Steelers in the 1990s, a decade they dominated like the Steelers dominated the 1970s.
There’s still a special aura to a Steelers-Cowboys game, even if Steelers fans too young to remember the 1970s might not feel it.
I’m old enough to feel it.
Being interconference foes, the Steelers and Cowboys don’t meet frequently. These games are spaced out enough through the years to almost represent different stages of life.
The Steelers-Cowboys timeline traces different points in the Steelers history as well as my own life growing up as a Steelers fan.
The Eyes of a Child
I actually missed Super Bowl X and Super Bowl XIII, because I started paying a...