The Cowboys sign McFadden to a two-year, $5.85 million deal that includes a $200,000 bonus. In seven seasons, he has run for 4,247 yards on 1,038 carries and 25 touchdowns; he has also caught 211 passes for 1,769 yards and five touchdowns.
The Cowboys sign Beasley to a four-year deal worth around $14 million. $7 million is guaranteed. The Cowboys could have used the second-round tender on Beasley, but they decided to sign him to a multiyear deal in order to keep the salary-cap numbers lower over the next two seasons. Dez Bryant, Beasley’s teammate on the Cowboys:
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) March 3, 2015
The Cowboys place the franchise tag on Bryant. While the tag secures Bryant’s rights for the 2015 NFL season, the Cowboys are working to sign Bryant to a long-term deal. If they are unable to do so, Bryant will be paid $12.823 million for the 2015 season. However, the Cowboys did not use the exclusive franchise tag on Bryant, so if another team signs him, then they will have to give up two first-round picks.
Cornerback Larry Brown’s two interceptions lead to 14 second-half points and help lift the Cowboys to their third Super Bowl victory in the last four seasons and their record-tying fifth title overall. Brown’s interceptions foil the comeback efforts of the Steelers, and earn him the Pete Rozelle Trophy as the game’s most valuable player.
Emmitt Smith rushes for 132 yards and two second-half touchdowns to power the Cowboys to their second consecutive NFL title.
Troy Aikman passes for four touchdowns, Emmitt Smith rushes for 108 yards, and the Cowboys convert nine turnovers into 35 points as they coast to the victory.
Terry Bradshaw passes for a record four touchdowns to lead the Steelers to victory. The Steelers become the first team to win three Super Bowls.
The Cowboys even their Super Bowl record at 2-2 by defeating Denver before a sellout crowd of 75,583, plus 102,010,000 television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. Running back Robert Newhouse, with his first pass since 1975, tosses a 29-yard touchdown pass to Golden Richards with 7:04 remaining in the game to clinch victory for Dallas.
The Steelers win the Super Bowl for the second year in a row on Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffs out a late rally by the Cowboys.
The Cowboys rush for a record 252 yards and their defense limits the Dolphins to a low of 185 yards while not permitting a touchdown for the first time in Super Bowl history.
A 32-yard field goal by rookie kicker Jim O’Brien brings the Baltimore Colts a victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the final five seconds of the game. This is the first Super Bowl played on artificial turf for the first time.