… and remember when a Steeler’s Cowboy’s game was a big deal? I never thought Sundays game was going to be a big deal but there I was two weeks in a row now, grabbing my Terrible Towel from my belt loop to conjure up the Spirit of Myron Cope in the closing seconds of another Steelers game to secure another win for the Black and Gold. Garrett Gilbert’s no Roger Staubach but that Dallas 4th string quarterback made some big plays yesterday to almost pull off the upset but in the end Big Ben and Minkah Fitzpatrick sealed the deal for the Steelers to move to 8-0, a franchise record and remain the lone unbeaten team in the NFL. But remember when a Steeler’s Cowboy’s game was a big deal? If you grew up in the 70’s you know what I mean. The Cowboys who proclaimed themselves America’s team in the 70’s were owned by the Steelers, beating them in Super bowl X and Super bowl XIII. Two of 4 super bowl wins in just 6 years. While the Steelers and Cowboys weren’t natural rival’s, whenever they met it was a big deal. How big? Big enough that they staged an Old Timers Flag Football game at 3 Rivers Stadium on July 30th of 1988. It featured a lot of the old players from back in the 70’s. Roger Staubach and Mean Joe Greene were featured on the cover of the game program. Terry Bradshaw was still being a stick in the mud and didn’t participate. Those that did included Terry Hanratti and Rocky Bleier did as well as L.C. Greenwood, Joe Gilliam and Ray Mansfield. The Cowboys also featured Billy Joe Dupree, Preston Pearson, Robert Newhouse, Jethro Pugh. I got tickets for me and my father in law who was a huge cowboys fan and we would love to rub it in whenever we could. During the rematch of Super bowl XIII I put a tape recorder on just to record our reaction during the game so I could send it to him but never did. Had we the technology that we have today I probably would have posted video of ourselves on line using a smart phone but back then we weren’t smart enough to have smart phones. I don’t remember who won the flag football game but my wife said she remembered someone breaking there nose during the game and everyone was like, how do you break your nose during a flag football game? Well it was the Steelers and Cowboys. Remember when a Steelers Cowboy’s game was a big deal?