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This Day in Cowboys History

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. fgoodwin

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    Apr 21 - Retired: Tom Rafferty (1990); Acquired: Ed Nutting from Browns (1962), 1st & 4th rd picks from Patriots, 1st & 5th rd picks from Redskins, 2nd, 3rd & 4th rd picks from Lions (1991), 5th rd pick from Ravens (1996), 2nd & 3rd picks from Colts, 2nd & 4th rd picks from Dolphins, 2nd rd pick from Saints (2001), 5th rd pick from Pats (2002); Drafted: Russell Maryland-1, Alvin Harper-1, Dixon Edwards-2, Godfrey Myles-3, Erik Williams-3 (1991), Alan Campos-5, Wendell Davis-6 (1996), Quincy Carter-2, Tony Dixon-2, Willie Blade-3 (2001), Jamar Martin-4, Pete Hunter-5, Tyson Walter-6 (2002); Signed: Russell Maryland (1991); Re-signed: Joe Berger (2008); Birthdays: Bill Hill (DB: 1987, b. 1959), Kareem Larrimore (DB: 2001, b. 1976), Tony McGee (TE: 2002-03, b. 1971), Tony Romo (QB: 2004-11, b. 1980)

    Trivia: In 2005, Romo became the #2 QB (behind Drew Bledsoe); who did Romo beat out to take over the #2 spot?
  2. Hostile

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    Drew Henson.
  3. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  4. fgoodwin

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    Apr 22 - Celebrated: Parade honoring Tom Landry (1989); Drafted: Emmitt Smith-1, Alexander Wright-2, Jimmie Jones-3 (1990), Curvin Richards-4, Tony Hill-4, Darrick Brownlow-5, Mike Sullivan-6, Leon Lett-7, Larry Brown-12 (1991), Sherman Williams-2, Kendell Watkins-2, Charlie Williams-3, Eric Bjornson-4, Alundis Brice-4, Ed Hervey-5, Oscar Sturgis-7 (1995), Markus Steele-4, Matt Lehr-5, Daleroy Stewart-6, Colston Weatherington-7, John Nix-7, Char-Ron Dorsey-7 (2001); Acquired: Stan Smagala from Raiders, 1st rd pick from Steelers, 3rd, 6th & 8th rd picks from Patriots, 1991 3rd rd pick from Chargers (1990), Two 2nd rd picks from Bucs, 2nd & 4th rd picks from Falcons (1995), 1st & 4th rd picks from Pats (2010); Lost in free agency: Artie Smith to Chiefs (1999); Signed: Filip Filipovic, Woody Dantzler (2002); Re-signed: Jacques Reeves (2007); Signed: Dez Bryant (2010); Birthdays: Remi Ayodele (LB: 2007, b. 1983)

    Trivia: What was the official name of the 1989 celebration for Tom Landry?
  5. Hostile

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    Hats off to Tom Landry.[IMG]
  6. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  7. Phoenix

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    Line breaks can be beautiful things. ;)
  8. fgoodwin

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    Apr 23 - Drafted: Troy Aikman-1, Daryl Johnston-2, Mark Stepnoski-3, Tony Tolbert-4, Keith Jennings-5, Willis Crockett-5, Tim Jackson-9, Randy Shannon-11, Scott Ankrom-12 (1989), Kenny Gant-9, Dave Harper-11 (1990), DeMarcus Ware-1, Marcus Spears-1, Kevin Burnett-2 (2005), Sean Lee-2 (2010);

    Signed: Duane Hawthorne & Ryan Neufeld (1999), Keith Davis (2002); Re-signed: Mike Lucky & Randal Williams (2002), Cory Proctor (2008), Miles Austin (2009);

    Acquired: 2nd rd pick from Eagles (2010); Retired: Marc Colombo (2012); Birthdays: Gary Allen (RB: 1983-84, b. 1960), Cletis Gordon (CB: 2009, b. 1983), Jason Williams (LB: 2009-10, b. 1986)

    Trivia: After Aikman led the Bruins to victory in the 1989 Cotton Bowl, it was a foregone conclusion that the Cowboys would make him their number one draft choice. Player Personnel Director Gil Brandt tried to downplay expectations by warning fans and the media not to compare Aikman to whom?
  9. Phoenix

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    Roger?
  10. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I love these old pics..I wish we had a sticky devoted to just posting old pics like this
  11. fgoodwin

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    It's a bit of trick question -- the comparison Brandt wanted people to avoid did not involve a real person.
  12. Phoenix

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    AH! Right. Underdog.
  13. fgoodwin

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    Brandt warned people that Aikman would not lead the Cowboys to the Super Bowl his rookie year because he wasn't "Clark Kent".
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    Apr 24 - Drafted: Michael Irvin-1, Ken Norton-2, Dave Widell-4, Scott Secules-6 (1988), Shante Carver-1, Larry Allen-2, George Hegamin-3 (1994), Julius Jones-2, Jacob Rogers-2, Stephen Peterman-3 (2004), Marion Barber-4, Chris Canty-4, Justin Beriault-6, Rob Petitti-6, Jay Ratliff-7 (2005), Akwasi Owusu-Ansah-4, Sam Young-6, Sean Lissemore-7 (2010);

    Retired: Bob Belden (1971); Signed: Oronde Gadsden (1995), Toby Gowin & Kevin Mathis (1997);

    Acquired: 2004 2nd & 5th rd picks, 2005 1st pick from Bills (2004), 2005 4th rd & 2006 6th rd picks from Eagles (2005), Adam "Pacman" Jones from Titans (2008), 4th & 6th rd picks from Dolphins (2010);

    Birthdays: Maurice Carthon (Assistant coach: 2003-04, b. 1961), Sam Hurd (WR: 2006-10, b. 1985), Alvin Roy (Strength & conditioning coach: 1973-75, b. 1920, d. 1979); Deaths: Larry Bethea (d. 1987)

    Trivia: (1) Michael Irvin was the Cowboys' first rookie WR since Bob Hayes to do this -- what was it? (2) Sam Hurd was one of three FA WRs to make the Cowboys '06 squad out of training camp -- who were the other two?
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    Apr 25 - Acquired: Two 2nd, 4th, & 8th rd picks from Packers (1993), 6th rd pick from Rams (1994), Darian Barnes & 7th rd pick from Bucs, two 7th rd picks from Raiders, 6th & 7th rd picks from Saints (2004), 3rd & 4th rd picks from Bills (2009);

    Drafted: Willie Jackson-4, Darren Studstill-6, Toddrick McIntosh-7 (1994), Bruce Thornton-4, Sean Ryan-5, Nathan Jones-7, Patrick Crayton-7, Jacques Reeves-7 (2004); Signed: Jon Condo (2005), Barry Church, Bryan NcCann, Chris Gronkowski, Danny McCray, Lonya Miller (2010);

    Birthdays: Chris Hall (DB: 1993, b. 1970), Matt Lehr (OL: 2001-04, b. 1979), Darren Woodson (S: 1992-03, b. 1969)

    Trivia: (1) Woodson holds Cowboy career records in three categories: what are they? (2) Another Cowboy great is second in those same three categories: who is he?
  16. Hostile

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    Well, I know the answer to #2 is LeeRoy Jordan. Part of the answer to #1 is tackles. But I'll admit the other 2 have me a bit stumped.

    Guessing...fumble recoveries and no clue. Unless it is solo tackles, combined tackles, etc.
  17. fgoodwin

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    Correct: Woodson leads in solo tackles, assists and combined tackles with Lee Roy right behind.
  18. Hostile

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    What about fumble recoveries. They have to be up there in those too. Both guys had tons of them.
  19. fgoodwin

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    Apr 26 - Drafted: Jim Jeffcoat-1, Mike Walter-2, Chuck McSwain-5, Reggie Collier-6, Chris Schultz-7 (1983), Kevin Smith-1, Robert Jones-1, Jimmy Smith-2, Darren Woodson-2, Clayton Holmes-3 (1992), Kevin Williams-2, Darrin Smith-2, Derrick Lassic-4, Ron Stone-4, Brock Marion-7, Dave Thomas-8 (1993), Terence Newman-1, Al Johnson-2, Jason Witten-3 (2003), Felix Jones-1, Mike Jenkins-1, Martellus Bennett-2 (2008);

    Acquired: 2nd & 3rd picks from Chiefs, 1st & 5th rd picks from Falcons, 3rd, 4th & 9th rd picks from Lions, 1st, 2nd & 4th rd picks from Pats, 2nd & 3rd picks from Redskins (1992), Hugh Millen from Pats (1993), Aveion Cason from Lions (2003), 1st rd pick from Seahawks, 4th rd pick from Dolphins (2008), 4th & 7th rd picks from Bucs, 5th rd pick from Falcons (2009);

    Fired: Dan Wilson VP-Treasurer (1989); Resigned: Joe Bailey VP-Admin (1989); Traded: Kevin Mathis to Saints (2000), Akin Ayodele & Anthony Fasano to Dolphins (2008); Signed: Jason Bell, Javier Collins, Lynn Scott, Tony Taylor (2001), Billy Cundiff (2002), Tyson Thompson (2005); Birthdays: Marco Rivera (G: 2005-06, b. 1972)

    Trivia: Jim Jeffcoat was a football star in high school but he also lettered in another sport -- what was it?
  20. Hostile

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    Jeffcoat was a wrestler.

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