Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Jun 10, 2013.
Lynn Swann might agree or maybe not. Both felt the sting of Lynn Swann.
They did that.
Sorry. what he said !
It is pretty said that we have entire generations of fans that have only seen a bunch of mediocre trash on the field. I was lucky enough to be football conscious during the early-mid 90's.
For me, it would have to be Darren Woodson.
In Barnes' case, that was just the sting of Swann's cleats on Benny's back.
A lot of fans point to Jackie Smith's drop that cost the Cowboys SB XIII it was the most memorable play in that game but that phantom PI call on Barnes was probably the most costly bad break the Cowboys suffered that day. There was only around 9 minutes to play and Swann clearly ran into Barnes but they flagged Barnes which setup the Steelers final TD and a 2 score lead. That was such a crap call it prompted the NFL to create the incidental contact rule months later.
It was an awful, awful call. Not as bad as the whistle on Hassleback for the low block in the 2006 Superbowl against the Stealers, but worse than the missed block in the back against the Cardinals on Harrison's 100 return in 2008.
Actually, it set up the next to last score.
After Franco Harris scored on a 22 yard run (assist to the umpire for blocking Charlie Waters' path to Harris), The kickoff went to Randy White, who was nursing a broken thumb. He fumbled, and the Steelers recovered to set up the Bradshaw to Swann post pattern for the final TD.
The Smith play was the biggest play because the Cowboys dominated the third quarter of the game, yet only had three points to show for it on the scoreboard. They needed to get more points when they had the better of the play.
Right, Randy White had his hand all tapped up like a club and the KO came to him of all people and he fumbled. It was one bad break after another that began with Jackie Smith's drop. The Smith drop was the most memorable play but the Cowboys still got within 4 points with the FG. The PI call on Benny Barnes came on a 3rd down play which would have forced the Steelers to punt with around 9 minutes to play. The Cowboys would have had the ball with plenty of time left only down by 4 points.
Unfortunately the PI call gave the Steelers a first down which really deflated the Cowboys. Harris then went on to score from 22 yards out. The ensuing KO went to Randy White the odds on that happening were slim and he fumbled. The Steelers took over and Bradshaw went immediately for the kill hitting Swann from 18 yards out. The Steelers ended up scoring 14 points in a span of 19 seconds. Landry felt the PI call on Barnes was the back breaker and the more I study that game I would have to agree but it's certainly debatable.
5 years as a Cowboy, and we can't include him? I WILL use his name.
2. Mel Renfo
3. Everson Walls
4. Cliff Harris
5. Terrence Newman
I know we didn't draft him but no Teague especially before Gant, Holmes