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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Aug 9 - Hall of Fame game: Browns beat Cowboys 20-17 (1999); Released: Andy Thorn (2007); Birthdays: Charley Granger (T: 1961, b. 1938), Deion Sanders (DB-WR: 1995-99, b. 1967), Darren Studstill (DB: 1994, b. 1970); Deaths: L.G. Dupre (2001), Jimmy Harris (2011)

    Trivia: (1) Sanders had at least two nicknames -- what were they? (2) After making a half-@$$ed attempt to tackle a RB coming at him on a sweep, and being razzed about it by his team mates during film study the next day, how did Deion rationalize his lack of effort?
  2. fgoodwin

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    Aug 10 - Honors: Barry Switzer inducted into College HOF (2002); Cowboys Stadium: Arlington supports tax proposal on Nov ballot (2004); Milestones: Joe DeCamillis removes his neck brace (2009); Birthdays: Jamaica Rector (WR: 2006, b. 1981)

    Trivia: Rector led the NFL with how many receptions during the 2006 pre-season?
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    Aug 11 - Released: Johnny Huggins (2002); Signed: Eric Ogbogu (2003); Birthdays: Jim Doran (E: 1960-61, b. 1927), Rolly Woolsey (DB: 1975, b. 1953)

    Trivia: Doran was the first Cowboy in franchise history to earn this honor -- what was it?
  4. fgoodwin

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    Aug 12 - American Bowl: Cowboys lose to Bills 9-7 @ Skydome (1995); Signed: Lance Frazier (2004); Birthdays: Lincoln Coleman (RB: 1993-94, b. 1969)

    Trivia: Coleman is best known for being the leading rusher in a game made famous by someone else. What was the game and why is it famous?
  5. fgoodwin

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    Aug 13 - Traded: Brig Owens to Redskins (1966); Signed: Herschel Walker (1986), Adrian Murrell (2003); American Bowl & Governor's Cup: Oilers shut out Dallas 6-0 @ Azteca Stadium (1994); Birthdays: Jon Baker (K: 1995, b. 1972), Gary Gibbs (Assistanct coach LBs: 2002-05, b. 1952), Sherman Williams (RB: 1995-99, b. 1973)

    Trivia: An all-time NFL record was set at the Governor's Cup in 1994 -- what was it?
  6. Phoenix

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    Gonna go with highest attendance at an NFL game...?
  7. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Aug 14 - Acquired: Dave Simmons from Saints (1968); Waived: Cleo Simmons (1984), Tony Banks (2001); Signed: Louis Mackey (2001);

    Birthdays: Warren Capone (LB: 1975, b. 1951), Greg Ellis (DE: 1998-08, b. 1975), Galen Hall (Assistant coach RBs: 2002, b. 1940), Julius Jones (RB: 2004-07, b. 1981), Broderick Thompson (OL: 1985, b. 1960), Roy Williams (S: 2002-08, b. 1980)

    Trivia: Waiving Banks leaves the Cowboys scrambling to find a starting QB; how many different QBs started games for the Cowboys in 2001? Who were they and how many games did each start?
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    Aug 15 - Traded: Duane Putnam to Browns (1961), Efren Herrera to Seahawks (1978); Birthdays: Derrick Gainer (RB: 1992-93, b. 1966), Fred Strickland (LB: 1996-98, b. 1966)

    Trivia: Despite his post-football success, there is one dream (according to a 2003 interview) Herrera has not yet realized; what is it?
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    Aug 16 - Traded: Vinson Smith to Bears (1993); Birthdays: Willie Jackson (WR: 1994; b. 1971), Paul Pasqualoni (Assistant coach TEs: 2005, b. 1949), Brad Sham (Radio: 1977-94, 1998-10; b. 1949), Isaiah Stanback (WR: 2007-08, b. 1984), Matt Vanderbeek (LB: 1993-94, b. 1967)

    Trivia: Sham, the "Voice of the Cowboys", missed three seasons calling games on Cowboy radio -- what caused the absence and what caused his later return?
  11. fgoodwin

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    Aug 17 - Waived: Dale Memmelear, Lance Poimboeuf (1964), Jermaine Brooks, Zuriel Smith (2005); Acquired: Jack Concannon from Bears (1972); American Bowl: Cowboys lose to Patriots 21-3 in Mexico City (1998);

    Milestones: Arlington City Council approves stadium deal (2004); Birthdays: Jacob Rogers (T: 2004, b. 1981), Mana Silva (S: 2011, b. 1988)

    Trivia: The City Council vote was 8-1; who opposed it? What was the estimated construction budget & seating capacity the City Council approved?
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    Aug 18 - Released: Stan Gelbaugh (1986); Honors: Bill Bates inducted into Knoxville Sports HOF (2005); Birthdays: Richie Cunningham (K: 1997-99, b. 1970); Deaths: J.W. Lockett (2003)

    Trivia: What is the longest FG Richie kicked in practice?
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    Aug 19 - Salesmanship Club Game: in the franchise's first-ever home game, Colts beat the Cowboys 14-10 in pre-season (1960); Acquired: Jim Boeke from Rams (1964); Traded: Mike Connelly to Steelers (1968);

    Released: Richmond Flowers, Dwayne Missouri (2002); Signed: Martin Rucker (2010); Honors: Drew Pearson, Larry Allen, Charles Haley named to ROH (2011); Birthdays: Jimmy Johnson (HC: 1989-93; b. 1943)

    Trivia: Jimmy had a younger classmate in high school who became famous -- who was she?
  14. fgoodwin

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    The entry for Aug 19 is incorrect: Jimmy's BD is July 16. My bad.
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    Aug 20 – N.F.L. founded (1920); Acquired: Dale Hellestrae from Raiders (1990); Waived: Willie Broughton (1991), Darryl Hardy, Ed Hervey (1996);

    Events: Cowboys hold 1st open practice since 1991 (2008); Birthdays: Anthony Coleman (DB: 1987, b. 1964), Oronde Gadsden (WR: 1995, b. 1971), Keylon Kincade (RB: 2006, b. 1982)

    Trivia: Demi Lovato was born on this day in 1992 -- other than singing the National Anthem at a Cowboy game, what is her relationship to the Cowboys?
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    Aug 21 - Waived: John Warren (1984); Milestones: Cowboys beat Titans 30-10 in Cowboys 1st ever game at Cowboys Stadium (2009); Birthdays: Brett Bech (Strength & conditioning coach: 2011, b. 1979), Gary Hogeboom (QB: 1980-85, b. 1958)

    Trivia: Regarding the Titans game, an otherwise forgettable player in an otherwise meaningless contest managed to make the game memorable nonetheless -- who was he and what did he do?
  17. Phoenix

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    Was that the punter hitting the giant video board over the field in pregame warmups at Jeff Fisher's urging?
  18. fgoodwin

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    Correct: one play from scrimmage was blown dead when a ball punted by Titans' rookie punter A. J. Trapasso struck the main video screen after repeatedly striking it during pregame warmups.
  19. Phoenix

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    Well, I was almost correct anyway ;)

    I had actually forgotten that the board was hit during the game...
  20. fgoodwin

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    Aug 22 - Waived: Naas Botha (1983), Everett Gay (1989); Traded: Jeff Ogden to Dolphins (2000); Birthdays: Quinton Caver (LB: 2005, b. 1978), Wes Chandler (Assistant coach WRs: 2000-02, b. 1956),

    Tony Fiammetta (FB: 2011, b. 1986), Bill Houston (WR: 1974, b. 1951), Dennis McKinnon (WR: 1990, b. 1961), Bill Parcells (HC: 2003-06, b. 1941), Terry Witherspoon (FB: 2001, b. 1977); RIP Frank Cornish (2008)

    Trivia: What was Parcells' nickname? How did he get it?

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