If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you’re probably also a fan of Jackie Smith. In any case. That’s because in Super Bowl XIII a Super Bowl X rematch, Smith, then a Dallas Cowboys tight end dropped a Roger Staubach pass into the end zone, a ball that hit him straight in the chest and would have tied. the game at 21. It was a third down play, so Dallas had to settle for three. They would eventually lose the game 35-31 in their second straight loss to Pittsburgh in a Super Bowl.
The play had such an impact that ESPN ranked it 24th on a list they had compiled of the top 100 Super Bowl moments. Great for Steelers fans, but not so great if you cheer on the Cowboys. Despite the focus on the knockdown, if he had caught the ball, he would only have tied the game and the outcome at that point would still have been unknown.