Dallas Cowboys National Conference Champions Button

Description:

This is a round football button with a white background, blue text that says, "Dallas Cowboys-National Conference Champs-Super Bowl XII-New Orleans, LA-January 15, 1978" and a Dallas Cowboy helmet in the center of the button. The button was created to commemorate and celebrate the Cowboys 23-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game. The game propelled the Cowboys to Super Bowl XII which they would win 27-10. Super Bowl XII was played against the Denver Broncos however the Cowboys would prove too much behind the strength of quarterback Roger Staubach and running back Tony Dorsett (one of the Cowboys four draft selections that year, Dorsett would win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and be an All-Pro Selection). The Cowboys' head coach that year was Tom Landry. Randy White, one of Dallas’ defensive tackles, would receive the honor of being the Most Valuable Player during the Super Bowl.

Date Made: 1978

Referenced: Dallas CowboysAssociated Name: NFL

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: United States: Louisiana, New Orleans

Name Of Sport: FootballWeb Subject: SportsSuper BowlLevel Of Sport: Professional

Subject:

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Credit Line: Vicki L. Thorn

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0773.005Accession Number: 1986.0773Catalog Number: 1986.0773.005

Object Name: Buttonbutton, football

Physical Description: metal (overall material)gray (overall color)white (overall color)cardboard (backing material)blue (overall color)Measurements: overall: 6 in; x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-02db-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_682403

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