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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Jul 19 - Signed: Everett Gay (1987), Dave Harper (1990), Quincy Carter (2001), Jay Ratliff (2005), Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (2010); Re-signed: Stan Smagala (1990);

    First point scored at Cowboys Stadium: Costa Rica vs. Guadeloupe (2009); Birthdays: Kelvin Edwards (WR: 1987-88, b. 1964), J.D. Smith (RB-DB: 1965-66, b. 1932), Alexander Wright (WR: 1990-92, b. 1967)

    Trivia: Alexander Wright was eventually traded to the Raiders where he finished his NFL career; what did the Raiders give in exchange for Wright?
  2. Zordon

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    Traded him for a conditional pick. I believe it ended up being a 4th rounder. Drafted Ron Stone with that pick. Good guard that but couldn't crack the starting lineup w/ our elite line. Eventually went on to have three pro bowl years with the giants/niners.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Ron Stone is a great example of how the salary cap started to erode our talent. That always irks me when I think of guys like that walking away and having success with other teams.
  4. fgoodwin

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    Agreed but the salary cap affects every team. Some handle it better than others. The Patriots and Steelers seem to do well under the cap.
  5. fgoodwin

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    Jul 20 - Signed: Scott Ankrom (1989); Honors: Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin named to the Ring of Honor (2005); Media: Season finale of "Fourth and Long" (2009); Hired: Leon Lett as assistant coach (2011); Birthdays: Jermey Parnell (OL: 2010-11, b. 1986), Ron Stone (G: 1993-95, b. 1971)

    Trivia: How many seasons were the Triplets together? What was the Cowboys regular season W-L record during those seasons? How many NFC East titles did they win?
  6. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    1) 10
    2) 101-59
    3) 6
  7. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  8. fgoodwin

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    Jul 21 - Retired: Blaine Nye (1971); Re-signed: Chuck Howley (1971), Mark Walen (1990); Signed: Darryl Clack (1986); Acquired: Tony Casillas from Falcons (1991); Birthdays: Larry Bethea (DL: 1978-83, b. 1956), Chris Jones (P: 2011, b. 1989), Stephen Jones (VP: 1989-2011, b. 1964), Willie Townes (DL: 1966-68, b. 1943)

    Trivia: (1) What did the Cowboys give up for Casillas? (2) Casillas helped the Cowboys win two Lombardis for Super Bowls 27 & 28. He never played in the Super Bowl again yet he has a third Lombardi -- how is that possible?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Jul 22 - Traded: Pat Toomay to the Bills (1975); Re-signed: Jason Witten (2006); Signed: Deon Anderson (2007), Josh Brent & Dez Bryant (2010); Birthdays: Keyshawn Johnson (WR: 2004-05, b. 1972), Sean Lee (LB: 2010-11, b. 1986), Ken Tippens (LB: 1989, b. 1962)

    Trivia: Toomay's departure in '75 paved the way for Tony Dorsett's arrival two years later -- how were the two events related?
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    1. 2nd and 8th
    2. I don't recall
  11. fgoodwin

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    He won the Lombardi Award in college.
  12. fgoodwin

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    Jul 23 - Acquired: Mike Clark (1968); Traded: Steve Kiner (1971), Tom Stincic (1972); Signed: Ron Francis (1987), Eddie George (2004), Orlando Scandrick (2008), Sean Lee (2010); Retired: Roger Ruzek (1988); Legal: Michael Irvin & Erik Williams settle defamation suit against KXAS-TV (1997); Events: Emmitt Smith judges Miss Universe Pageant (2006);

    Birthdays: Vince Albritton (DB: 1984-91, b. 1962), Scott Chandler (TE: 2010, b. 1985), Kenwin Cummings (DE: 2010, b. 1986), Walt Garrison (RB: 1966-74, b. 1944), Terry Glenn (WR: 2003-07, b. 1974), Bruce Huther (LB: 1977-80, 1983; b. 1954), Ken Locker (Assistant Trainer: 1973-90, b. 1951), Louis Walker (LB: 1974, b. 1952); Deaths: Billy Parks (2009)

    Trivia: When Garrison was once asked if he'd ever seen Tom Landry smile, what was his reply?
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    "Nope. But I've only been here nine years."
  14. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  15. fgoodwin

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    Jul 24 - Signed: Al Johnson, Terence Newman (2003), Pat McQuistan (2006), Alan Ball (2007), Martellus Bennett, Tashard Choice (2008), Victor Butler, Manny Johnson (2009), Training Camp: Camp opens in Oxnard (2008, 2010);

    Birthdays: Craig Baynham (HB: 1967-69, b. 1944), Kevin Hardy (LB: 2002, b. 1973), Greg Seamon (TE coach: 2002, b. 1955), Markus Steele (LB: 2001-03, b. 1979), Reggie Swinton (WR: 2001-03, b. 1975), Alan Veingrad (OL: 1991-92, b. 1963)

    Trivia: What was Baynham's nickname? What's the story behind it?
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    “John One Dozen” because he always signed footballs “Craig Baynham – John 1:12″ and he became a pastor in later years.

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  17. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  18. fgoodwin

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    Jul 25 - Traded: Daryle Smith to Seahawks (1989); Signed: Rob Petitti (2005), Courtney Brown, Nick Folk, Doug Free, Isaiah Stanback (2007), Dan Bailey (2011); Waived: Terry Glenn (2008); Training Camp: Camp opens in Oxnard (2009), Dez Bryant refuses to carry Roy Williams' shoulder pads (2010);

    Birthdays: Erik Bickerstaff (RB: 2003, b. 1980), Andy Frederick (T: 1977-81, b. 1954), Jermaine Jones (DB: 2002, b. 1976), Wade Manning (DB: 1979, b. 1955)

    Trivia: Although the University of New Mexico lost, ABC once selected Lobo tackle Andy Frederick as player of the game; when was the game, what was the score and who was the opponent?
  19. fgoodwin

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    Jul 26 - Re-signed: Mel Renfro (1973), Doug Free (2011); Released: Gary Westberry (1988), Willie Blade, James Whalen (2004); Signed: Willis Crockett (1989), Roy Williams (2002), Jason Hatcher, Pat Watkins (2006), James Marten, Anthony Spencer (2007), Mike Jenkins, Felix Jones (2008);

    Training camp: Cowboys open camp at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX (2002); Birthdays: Vontrell Jamison (DE: 2005, b. 1982), Bob Lilly (DT: 1961-74; b. 1939), Tommy McDonald (WR: 1964, b. 1934)

    Trivia: The Cowboys had the worst record in the NFL in 1960, so why didn't they take Lilly with the overall #1 pick in the 1961 draft instead of #13?
  20. Zordon

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    I believe it was the Vikings first season so they had the first pick.

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