By Zane Miller
On Sunday, January 28th, 1996, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX to win the 76th championship in NFL history. It was the fifth (and, as of this writing, most recent) championship for the Cowboys franchise as Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown won the Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre won the 1995 MVP Award with 38 passing touchdowns and 4,413 passing yards, while Buffalo Bills linebacker Bryce Paup won the 1995 Defensive Player of the Year Award with 17 and a half sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Out of Playoffs: Chicago Bears (9-7), Minnesota Vikings (8-8), Seattle Seahawks (8-8), Denver Broncos (8-8), Oakland Raiders (8-8), Cincinnati Bengals (7-9), Houston Oilers (7-9), St. Louis Rams (7-9), Carolina Panthers (7-9), New Orleans Saints (7-9), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9), Washington Redskins (6-10), New England Patriots (6-10), New York Giants (5-11), Cleveland Browns (5-11), Arizona Cardinals (4-12), Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12), New York Jets (3-13)
Out in first round: San Diego Chargers (L 35-20 to Colts), Detroit Lions (L 58-37 to Eagles), Miami Dolphins (L 37-22 to Bills), Atlanta Falcons (L 37-20 to Packers)
Out in second round: Kansas City Chiefs (L 10-7 to Colts), San Francisco 49ers (L 27-17 to Packers), Buffalo Bills (L 40-21 to Steelers), Philadelphia Eagles (L 30-11 to Cowboys)
Out in third round: Green Bay Packers (L 38-27 to Cowboys), Indianapolis Colts (L 20-16 to Steelers)
Most passing touchdowns: #4 Brett Favre (Packers)- 38 TD
Most rushing touchdowns: #22 Emmitt Smith (Cowboys)- 25 TD
Most receiving touchdowns: #80 Cris Carter (Vikings)- 17 TD & 1,371 yds
Most sacks: #95 Bryce Paup (Bills)- 17.5 sacks
Most forced fumbles: #96 Clyde Simmons (Cardinals)- 6 FF & 1 recovery for 12 yds
Most interceptions: #43 Orlando Thomas (Vikings)- 9 INT
Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #18 Chris Boniol (Cowboys)- 27 for 28, 96.4%
Link to stats database: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1995/
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