Cowboys' old tormentors, Steelers, Pack, coming to Super Bowl

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Old tormentors Pittsburgh and Green Bay are in fact coming to Cowboys Stadium to play in North Texas’ first Super Bowl.

Nationally, Super Bowl XLV will be touted as a clash of traditional NFL powers that represent smaller blue-collar cities, yet have deeply devoted national followings.

But older-generation Cowboys fans will have trouble viewing the Feb. 6 matchup without recalling how the Packers in the late 1960s and the Steelers in the ’70s bedeviled the Dallas franchise.

“Steeler Nation, we’re going to Dallas!” Pittsburgh owner Art Rooney II bellowed to home fans Sunday night after the Steelers’ 24-19 victory over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game.

City of Arlington officials no doubt will remind Rooney and the football world in the coming days where Cowboys Stadium is located. And when the Steelers arrive next week, they’ll be housed in Fort Worth, the official AFC host city.

Dallas will host NFC champion Green Bay, which earned its ticket to North Texas with a 21-14 victory Sunday at Chicago.

Finally, the team names can be printed on Super Bowl XLV tickets that have yet to be distributed. North Texas learned on May 22, 2007, that it would host this Super Bowl. Now it knows which cities to roll the red carpets toward, albeit to welcome fans of Cowboys rivals.