Originally Posted by Hostile
I have no idea what this has to do with the team finally being called the Cowboys on March 26, 1960, but okay...
AFL, not AFC. There was no AFC until 1970.
Neely was drafted by the Colts in the NFL and the Oilers in the AFL. He did not want to play for Baltimore so he signed with the Oilers. Baltimore then traded his rights to Dallas. He gave the Oilers their check back and signed with Dallas. Houston sued.
One of the conditions of the AFL-NFL merger was that the Oilers were compensated for the Cowboys having Neely. I forget what the compensation was, but I know it was draft picks.
Ok I got that, right AFL, I had forgotten. But if the NFL oked us to have future contracts with Meredith and Perkins before they were drafted in 61 wouldnt we own the rights to those players? And not have to give up draft picks, that the nfl owes us on those picks. Granted its way back and your not going to get it, just like we got hosed by NFL with no draft picks in 60.
And if we had to give up a 4th, and NFL-AFL merger was done to compensate Houston, why didnt we the the 4th pick back from 66 in the next draft in 1967.
Yeah, we gave up a 1st and 2nd in 67 to Hoston, which set us back alittle.