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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was 1989. I wish we go back there or at least Austin. Those two cities seem to be good luck for us.
  2. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    1989 is correct!
  3. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Jul 13 - Training Camp: Cowboys open 3rd training camp at Northern Michigan U. in Marquette, MI (1962); Retirements: Tony Liscio (1972), Guy Brown (1983); Traded: Ralph Coleman to Oilers (1973); Signed: Kelvin Martin (1987), Ken Norton (1988); Birthdays: Jason Hatcher (DE: 2006-11, b. 1982)

    Trivia: Liscio originally retired in 1970 but returned in 1971 to anchor the OL, helping the Cowboys win their first Super Bowl; what event or events brought Liscio out of retirement?
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Injuries! Ralph Neely fractured his leg in a motorcycle accident and Don Talbert broke his foot. Tom called Liscio and he returned to win a ring. I'd say he made a good decision. That's been 40 years ago already?
  5. fgoodwin

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    Jul 14 - Acquired: Ron Sellers from the Pats (1972); Re-signed: Bill Bates, Dale Hellestrae (1994); Traded: Pete Hunter to Jets (2005); Signed: Sean Lissemore, Sam Young (2010); Birthdays: Ken Hutcherson (LB: 1974, b. 1952), Danny Noonan (DT: 1987-92, b. 1965), Bedford Wynne (b. 1923)

    Trivia: Although he was selected in 1987 with the 12th overall pick, Noonan was a disappointment in Dallas; where did he finish his NFL career?
  6. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Correct!

    The 40th anniversary of the Cowboys' first world championship was January 17, 2012. I'm not surprised you missed it because Jerry completely ignored it. Jaime Aron wrote "Breakthrough Boys" to commemorate the occasion, and he (or maybe his publisher) held the only reunion that I'm aware of.
  7. fgoodwin

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    Jul 15 - Deaths: Tex Schramm (GM: 1960-89; d. 2003); Re-signed: Ken Hamlin (2008); Birthdays: Ricky Blake (RB: 1991, b. 1967), Jon Hilbert (K: 2001, b. 1975), Billy Truax (TE: 1971-73, b. 1943)

    Trivia: Duane Thomas once called Schramm: "sick, demented, and dishonest". What was Schramm's witty riposte?
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    "Well, he got two out of three"

    :laugh2:

    I'll never forget that.
  9. fgoodwin

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    Correct
  10. fgoodwin

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    Jul 16 - Training camp: Cowboys open training camp at Midwestern St. U. in Wichita Falls, TX (1998); Honors: Dexter Coakley inducted into College Football HOF (2011); Birthdays: Aaron Glenn (DB: 2005-06, b. 1972), Jimmy Johnson (HC: 1989-1994, b. 1943)

    Trivia: (1) According to Jerry, Jimmy had a nickname -- what was it? (2) According to Jimmy, when they first met, Jerry was driving a Cadillac and Jimmy was driving a what?
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    1. Jimmy Jumpup
    2. Can't remember
  12. fgoodwin

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    Jimmy Jump-up is correct; Jimmy said he was driving an old Ford when he met Jerry in his Cadillac.
  13. fgoodwin

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    Jul 17 - Signed: Kevin Brooks (1985), Alvin Blount, Jeff Zimmerman (1987), Dana Howard (1995); Released: Lincoln Coleman (1995); Birthdays: Cletis Gordon (DB: 2009, b. 1982), Stephen Hodge (LB-IR: 2009-10; b. 1987)

    Trivia: (1) Coleman's performance in his first career game was OK but not great -- what were his stats? (2) The game is infamous for a single play by someone else -- who was it and what was the play?
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    1. 6-41
    2. Leon Lett's special team blunder on Thanksgiving day.

    I was so pissed I knew I would never forget that day.
  15. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I got 10-57 for Coleman.
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Probably right. To much unimportant stuff going around up there to remember all the details from almost 20 years ago.
  17. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    @big dog: Leon Lett Thanksgiving Game is correct
    @zordon: I also have Coleman at 10-57
  18. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Jul 18 - Retired: Don Perkins (1969); Signed: Kevin Gogan (1987), Willie Broughton (1989); Cowboys open training camp at St. Edward's U. in Austin, TX (1990); Birthdays: Dave Campo (HC 2000-02, Assistant coach: 1989-99, 2008-11, b. 1947), Eric Ogbogu (DE: 2003-05, b. 1975), Gloster Richardson (WR: 1971, b. 1942)

    Trivia: Perkins was a highly touted All-American halfback out of New Mexico but his performance in his very first "Landry Mile" left much to be desired -- why?
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I do not believe he ever finished a Landry mile in his career. Ever.
  20. fgoodwin

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    I don't know about that but he certainly didn't finish his first one, having reported to camp twenty pounds overweight!

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