When I started watching the Cowboys, Steve Pelluer was our QB, Michael Irvin was just a rookie and Emmitt and Troy were in college. The Cowboys as we all know were an awful team. I was 5 years old
One day I went to a flea market with my mom and somebody was selling a book that covered the first 12 Super Bowls. This game was on the cover. My mom bought it for me and on the ride home, I started to pore over the book ( looking mostly at the pictures. I was a pretty good reader for my age, but the book was for an older audience). This was my first inkling of the history behind this team. For some reason it really pleased me to no end that the book ended with our beatdown of the Broncos. It just seemed appropriate to my 5 year old mind. Over the next few years my mom scoured used book stores that had books that chronicled the Cowboys past even more in depth
Guys like Roger Staubach and Bob Lilly ended up being my favorite Cowboy players even though I had never seen them play live on tv and actually retired before I was born. I believe that book helped sustain my interest in the Cowboys and cemented me as a lifelong fan
I have since watched the game broadcast. It holds a special place in my heart.