5. Super Bowl XIII - Jackie Smith Drops the Ball
With the Steelers and Cowboys trading TDs and leads in a wild first half, it seemed the first offense to blink would be the Super Bowl loser. Enter tight end Jackie Smith (pictured). On the Cowboys' opening drive of the second half with Dallas down 21-14, QB Roger Staubach again marched "America's Team" downfield against Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense. But on a critical third down deep in Steelers territory, Staubach laid a perfect pass into the belly of the sliding Smith — who inexplicably dropped a pass most Americans of any age could catch. Smith (an eventual Hall of Famer) reacted in obvious horror, and having to settle for the field goal Dallas never regained the lead in a 35-31 loss. (AP Photo)
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