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This Day in Cowboys History: April 18

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Apr 18 - Acquired: Gloster Richardson from Chiefs (1971); Ownership: NFL approves sale of Cowboys to Jerry Jones (1989); Resigned: Tex Schramm as GM (1989); Lost in free agency: Kevin Gogan to Raiders (1994); Signed: Derrek Kennard (1994), Micah Knorr (2000), Marcus Coleman (2006); Drafted: Greg Ellis-1, Flozell Adams-2, Michael Myers-4 (1998), Wane McGarity-4, Peppi Zellner-4, Mike Lucky-7, Kelvin Garmon-7 (1999); Released: Mike Solwold & Terry Witherspoon (2002); Birthdays: Kenny Gant (DB: 1990-94, b. 1967), Sam Paulescu (P: 2008, b. 1984), Sims Stokes (WR: 1967, b. 1944)

    Trivia: Until Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys, Tex Schramm was the only GM the Cowboys ever had; who recommended him to Clint Murchison?
     
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Pete Rozelle
     
  3. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Hos that's a great guess but it was someone else.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Great question. I've no idea.

    Gil Brandt? :confused:
     
  5. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    You know what? I just realized, it was Schramm who recommended Rozelle as NFL Commissioner.

    Dan Reeves (Rams owner) or George Halas would be my guess.
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Hank Stram? :D
     
  7. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Halas is correct!
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    That was going to be my next guess







































    :rolleyes::D
     
  9. E_DC

    E_DC New Member

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    After hearing that Tex Schramm was interesting in leaving CBS for the NFL, Bedford Wynne phoned George Halas to get his opinion on Schramm. Halas gave Tex a glowing recommendation and said he would be the perfect man for the job.
     

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