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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Aug 23 - Waived: Tom Randall, Charlie Young (1978), Paul McDonald, Don Smerek (1988), Clint Stoerner (2003), Quincy Butler, John Saldi, Stephen Peterman (2006); Traded: Rod Hill to Bills (1984), Scott Shanle to Saints (2006);

    Signed: Scott Case (1995); Placed on IR: Kevin Smith (2000); Birthdays: Pete Gent (WR: 1964-68, b. 1942), Clayton Holmes (DB: 1992-95, b. 1969), Rayfield Wright (T-TE: 1967-79, b. 1945); deaths: Frank Cornish (2008)

    Trivia: Gent's best season was ____ when he finished ____ on the team with ___ receptions?
  2. fgoodwin

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    Aug 24 - Acquired: Dick Van Raaphorst from Browns (1964); Traded: Danny Spradlin to Bucs (1983), Dave Widell to Broncos (1990), Javiar Collins to Panthers (2004); Released: Oronde Gadsden, Tony Hutson (1997), Darian Barnes, Billy Cundiff,

    Izell Reese, Jacob Rogers (2005), Drew Henson (2006); Re-signed: Orlando Scandrick (2011); Birthdays: Waddell Smith (WR: 1984, b. 1955), Steve Wilson (DB-WR: 1979-81, b. 1957), Gary Wisener (DB: 1960, b. 1938); Deaths: Wayne Hansen (1987)

    Trivia: With the release of Drew Henson, how many QBs did the Cowboys carry on the active roster in 2006? Who were they?
  3. fgoodwin

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    Aug 25 - Signed: Johnny "Lam" Jones (1987), Alexander Wright (1990), Chad Eaton (2004); Waived: Kerry Brady, Anthony Coleman, James Jones (1987), Michael Batiste, Dominique Ross, Oscar Sturgis (1996), John Nix (2003), Quincy Butler (2008);

    Re-signed: Jesse Solomon (1990); Acquired: Steve Beuerlein from Raiders (1991), Artie Smith from Pats (1998); Legal: Rich Behm files suit against builders of Cowboys practice facility (2009); Achievements: Cowboys top Forbes' list of most valuable NFL franchises (2010);

    Birthdays: Darren Benson (DT: 1995-98, 1974), Willis Crockett (LB: 1990, b. 1966), Jason Fabini (T: 2006, b. 1974), George Peoples (RB: 1982, b. 1960), Dave Thomas (DB: 1993-94, b. 1968)

    Trivia: Per Forbes, what were the Cowboys worth in 2010? Which was the least valuable NFL franchise & what were they worth?
  4. fgoodwin

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    Aug 26 - Waived: Scott Laidlaw (1980), James Dixon, Bill Musgrave, Derrick Shepard, Stan Smagala, Cliff Stoudt (1991), Lance Frazier (2005); Acquired: Charles Haley from 49ers (1992); Injury settlement: Darian Barnes, Billy Cundiff (2005);

    Signed: Duke Preston (2009); Birthdays: Jon Condo (LB: 2005, b. 1981), Ron East (DL: 1967-70, b. 1943), Duane Hawthorne (DB: 1999-02, b. 1976), Keith O'Neil (LB: 2003-04, b. 1980)

    Trivia: What did the Cowboys give up for Haley?
  5. fgoodwin

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    Aug 27 - Traded: Steve Wright to Colts (1983), Angelo King to Lions (1984); Re-signed: Randy White (1984); Waived: Dave Ponder, Mike Walter (1984), Byron Frisch (2002), Jamaica Rector (2007), Rodney Hannah, Justin Rogers (2009); Milestones: Valley Ranch Opens (1985);

    Reclaimed off waivers: Vince Allbritton, James Dixon, Mickey Pruitt, Cliff Stoudt (1991); Signed: Tyji Armstrong (1996); Acquired: O.J. Santiago from Falcons (2000); American Bowl: Cowboys beat Raiders 21-6 @ Azteca Stadium (2001); Birthdays: Kerry Brady (K: 1987, b. 1963), Ron Meeks (Defensive Assistant: 1991, b. 1954)

    Trivia: Angelo King and a Cowboy teammate attended the same college; what was the college and who was the teammate?
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    Aug 28 - Traded: Jim Boeke to Saints (1968), Bill Gregory to Seahawks (1978); Acquired: Jim Schwantz from Bears (1994), Montrae Holland from Broncos (2008);

    Waived: Darren Studstill (1994), Louis Mackey (2002); Claimed off waivers: Jeff Grau (2002); Birthdays: Ben Agajanian (K coach: 1965-88, b. 1919), Don Healy (DT-G: 1960-61, b. 1936)

    Trivia: In addition to Gregory, the Cowboys gave up a draft pick to Seattle that was ultimately used by a different team to take a HOF QB; who was he?
  7. fgoodwin

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    Aug 29 - Acquired: Ralph Neely from Colts (1965), Dean Hamel from Redskins (1989), Rob Awalt from Cards (1990); Waived: Benny Barnes (1983), Gordon Banks, Cornell Burbage, Steve Cisowski, Glen Titensor, Gerald White,

    Charles Wright (1988), Eric Brown (1989), Andre Gurode (2011); Claimed off waivers: Jon Carter (1989); Birthdays: Eddie Murray (K: 1993, 99; b. 1956), Jemeel Powell (DB: 2003, b. 1980), Jay Ratliff (DE-NT: 2005-2011, b. 1981)

    Trivia: Who did the Cowboys give up for Neely?
  8. fgoodwin

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    Aug 30 - Claimed off waivers: Forrest Gregg (1971), James Dixon (1989), Mike Solwold (2001); Waived: Margene Adkins (1971), Hugh Millen (1993), Jamaica Rector (2005), Remi Ayodele, Alonzo Coleman, Rodney Hannah, Junior Siavii (2008), Pat Watkins (2010);

    Traded: Clint Longley to Chargers (1976); Recalled from waivers: Cleo Simmons (1983); Signed: James Whalen, Anthony Wright (2000); Birthdays: Clyde Brock (T: 1962-63, b. 1940), Darren Hambrick (LB: 1998-01, b. 1975), Steve Hendrickson (LB: 1989, b. 1966)

    Trivia: What was Longley's nickname? How did he get the name?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Aug 31 - Claimed off waivers: Dale Memmelaar (1962), Jack Del Rio (1989), Joey Mickey, Matt Vanderbeek (1993); Released: Wendell Hayes (1964), Vince Courville, Alex Green, Walter Johnson, E.J. Jones, Buzz Sawyer, Loren Snyder, Sebron Spivey (1987), Filip Filipovic (2002), Jamal Brooks, Demetric Evans,

    Tony McGee, Adrian Murrell, Ken-Yon Rambo, Torrin Tucker, Colston Weatherington (2003), Aveion Cason, Cedric James, Markus Steele (2004); Re-signed: Tommie Agee, Bill Bates, Dale Hellestrae, Robert Williams (1993), Russell Maryland (2002), Tony Romo (2006); Fair catch kick missed: Dallas vs. Houston (1986);

    Recalled from waivers: Bobby Abrams (1993); Signed to practice squad: Lincoln Coleman, Everett McIver (1993), Alonzo Coleman, Rodney Hannah (2008); Acquired: Kenyon Coleman (2003); Traded: Sean Ryan to Jets (2006); Birthdays: Ralph Coleman (LB: 1972, b. 1950), Justin Rogers (LB: 2007-08, b. 1983)

    Trivia: What is a "fair catch kick"? Who attempted it? How long was the attempt?
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    Sep 1 - Waived: Garth Jax, Bob Otto, Kurt Ploeger (1986), Mike Dwyer, Dale Jones, Russ Swan, Gerald White, Luis Zendejas, Mike Zentic (1987), Mickey Pruitt (1992), Dan Gonzalez, Steve Scifres, Stepfret Williams (1998), Jason Bell, Willie Blade, Woody Dantzler,

    Keith Davis, Pat Dennis, Orantes Grant, Al Jackson, Tim Seder, Tony Taylor, Anthony Wright (2002), Remi Ayodele, Quincy Butler, Alonzo Coleman, Aaron Glenn, Junior Glymph, Rodney Hannah, Lousaka Polite (2007); Lost off waivers: Brad Daluiso to Denver (1992);

    Claimed off waivers: Bobby Abrams (1992), Jemeel Powell (2003), Curtis Johnson (2009); Re-signed: Sherman Williams (1998); Signed to practice squad: Torrin Tucker (2003); Birthdays: Les Strayhorn (RB: 1973-74, b. 1951), Zach Thomas (LB: 2008, b. 1973)

    Trivia: Zach Thomas had offers from two teams before signing with the Cowboys; who were the other two teams negotiating for Thomas' services?
  11. fgoodwin

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    Sep 2 - Waived: Margene Adkins, Zenon Andrusyshyn, John Fitzgerald, Mike Gaechter, Reggie Rucker, Joe Williams (1970), Broderick Sargent, Randy Shannon, Derrick Shepard (1990), Damon Hodge, Jermaine Jones, Louis Mackey, Craig Page, Earl Riley,

    Tony Taylor, Colston Weatherington (2001), Stephen Bowen, Terrance Copper, Tony Curtis, Junior Glymph, Skyler Green, Keylon Kincade, Rob Petitti, Willie Pile (2006), Alan Ball, Abram Elam (2007), Evan Oglesby (2008); Signed to practice squad: Woody Dantzler,

    Keith Davis (2002), Cedric James (2003), Quincy Butler, Alonzo Coleman, Rodney Hannah (2007); Claimed off waivers: Evan Oglesby from Ravens, Justin Rogers from Pats (2007); Birthdays: Junior Glymph (DE: 2005-06, b. 1980), A.D. Whitfield (RB: 1965, b. 1943)

    Trivia: On this date in 2005, Forbes released its list of NFL team values with Dallas finishing 2nd; which team was 1st? Which was last? How much were the three teams each worth, per Forbes?
  12. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    the mad mad bomber
  13. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Zorn...
  14. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    bledsoe, romo and if they needed a third is would have been crayton..I think that is right
  15. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I think KC was one don't know the other I will guess NE
  16. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    the year was 66 I think and he finished 3rd or 4th not sure if he was ahead of clarke or not I think it was Bobby hayes, Dan Reeves, Clarke than Pete but wouldn't surprise me if I am very wrong outside of Hayes and Reeves
  17. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I believe it was a 3rd rnd pick
  18. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    lowest amount of points played in azteca stadium, mexico in the mud
  19. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    he had two the first was "Bill" his given name is duane and he looked like another guy who's name was Bill so they just started calling him Bill also

    the other is the Tuna for charlie Tuna of star kist fame
  20. fgoodwin

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    Well Zorn's not in the HOF; Seattle traded the choice to SF who used it to select Joe Montana.

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