1979 Divisional Playoff Game (LA Rams)

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  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    First time I've seen this game in 30 years. I took the liberty of uploading the best .. and worst .. moments. BTW, George Allen as an analyst? Stinkaroo.


    Harvey makes a stop

    BJ on the end-around

    Two big plays by Manster

    Ball slips out of Roger's hand, picked off

    Nice run by Ron Springs

    Rams TD right before the half

    Dennis Thurman interception

    Staubach to Pearson

    Cliff Harris interception

    Staubach to Saldi TD

    Tony Dorsett run

    The play that's haunted me for 30 years

    Roger's last completion as a pro
  2. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Never really seen the old Cowboys games...great post!
  3. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Great stuff, bbgun. That hail Mary with White right in Ferragamo's face still kills me.
  4. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Was this the game. I'm pretty sure it was against the Rams in the playoffs. That they escorted Tom Landry off the field, due to a death threat?
  5. bbwlover

    bbwlover New Member

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    The Rams went on to play Piggsburgh in the Super Bowl... and lost. Warren Beatty was the QB.
  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    That Billy Waddy TD was one of the ten worst moments in Cowboy history. Didnt want to see Roger go out that way, home playoff loss. Rams beat Tampa the next week 6-0. The Steelers were very beatable in the Superbowl, Swann out with injury but Stallworth tore em up.
  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Great post! What memories. It's like I can remember everyone of those plays. Thanks man. Good, good stuff. Harvey Martin remains one of my all time favorites.
  8. GoCowboysGo

    GoCowboysGo Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen those plays since the day of the game. It's memorable, for good and bad.

    At least the Cowboys as an organization has won Super Bowls to off-set some of the demoralizing losses. This one was heart breaking, being Staubach's last game.

    Thanks to the op.
  9. jubal

    jubal Active Member

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    Brings back memories of extreme anguish ,teeth gnashing,and hand wringing.
    In 89 we scored the most points of the year against the Rams and had them down in the last 2 or 3 mins. They came back and scored, beat us 35 to 31. That year we were within winning all the games by one or two scores, just ran out of time! No whuppin like 44-6!
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    No, that was a Monday night game in the late 1980s.
  11. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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    Damn, this game killed me as a kid. I was not prepared for the loss that day.

    Love me some Vin Scully.
  12. bbgun

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    Thanks. As I was uploading these clips, it occurred to me that CBZ would have enjoyed this little stroll down memory lane, even though the final score wasn't in our favor. He was an invaluable resource when it came to musing about the good ol' days.
  13. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Me either. I went to my room and cried. Then my two older brothers told me to grow up.
  14. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    Confession ... I was 9 years old when this game was played and I was a big Rams fan at the time (got it from my Dad). In fact, I didn't like Dallas at all at this time because I always saw their games instead of the Rams.

    Those were the dark ages for fans living away from their favorite teams. No internet, no ESPN, and no ticker on the bottom of the screen. I would crave the one highlight of the Rams game I would get each week on the nightly news.

    Anyways ... back in those days I could tell you the entire starting lineups for the Rams. I was thrilled to win this game and go all the way to the Super Bowl. I continued following the Rams until they moved to St. Louis. To me the St. Louis Rams are a different team from the LA Rams. I couldn't root for them. I then switched to Dallas and became ingrained with Cowboys with the JJ's in 1989.

    One interesting note ... cool to see Jackie Slater playing in the game knowing he started for the Rams in 2000 when they won the Super Bowl. Jackie Slater had a very long and distinguished career.
  15. Warick

    Warick Member

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    Thanks for posting these BBGun.. I watched this game as a kid, and like you, cried when we lost. I think that was the year I ended up punching my best friend (steeler fan) in the nose because he laughed at us losing. How we even stayed friends in the late 70s was beyond me.
  16. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Thanks, bb.

    Man, Drew Hill... There's a name I haven't thought about in a while.

    And that TE reverse to Billy Joe brought back memories. Anyone remember the OU-Nebraska showdown in 1987 or so when Keith Jackson ran about 70 yards for a TD? But that's college... How often do you see that in the NFL?

    I say we break that out for Marty B! How cool would that be?
  17. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I remember him as more of a smurf receiver in Houston's run-and-shoot offense. Preston Dennard was another name I hadn't thought of in a while.
  18. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    That's right, I wasn't even thinking about him in Houston. I guess it seemed like those Houston days were more like the very late 80s/early 90s than the mid 80s. I just remember him as a Ram. As a kid you thought about his name being the combination of Drew Pearson and Tony Hill... Or I did. :)

    BTW, I'm sure people know the trivia that Ferragamo was Troy's favorite player growing up in California.
  19. GoCowboysGo

    GoCowboysGo Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!! I thought I was the only silly to think of Drew Hill as a combo of two of my favorite Cowoys of all time, Pearson and Tony!

    Great memories ITT :)
  20. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Sheesh, how old is Jerry Markwright? That game was like 30 years ago. He has to be in his 50s for sure.

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