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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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    It was the Pats and the Saints.
  2. fgoodwin

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    Sep 3 - Traded: Sim Stokes to Falcons (1968), Jim Arneson to Browns (1975), Patrick Crayton to Chargers, Pat McQuiston to Dolphins (2010); Waived: Dan Reeves (1969), Timmy Smith, Ken Willis (1990), Eric Bickerstaff, Leonardo Carson, Tony Curtis, Woody Dantzler,

    Keylon Kincade, Keith O'Neil, Jeff Sean Ryan, Lynn Scott, Kurt Vollers, Tyson Walter (2005), Kenwin Cummings, Chris Gronkowski, Manny Johnson, Lonyae Miller, Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, Andrew Sendejo, Brandon Williams (2011);

    Acquired: John Gesek from Raiders, Alonzo Highsmith from Oilers (1990), Scott Fujita from Chiefs (2005); Signed: Peerless Price (2005), Keith Davis (2008); Claimed off waivers: Randy Chevrier (2001); Births: Robert Bailey (DB: 1995, b. 1968), Demetric Evans (DE: 2001-02, b. 1979)

    Trivia: Sim Stokes was involved in both the first play and the final play of the Ice Bowl; what were the plays and what was Stokes' role in each?
  3. fgoodwin

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    Sep 4 - Waived: L.G. Dupre (1962), Mike Gaechter (1969), Ray Alexander, Keith Jennings, Junior Tautalatasi, Ken Tippins (1989), Thomas Johnson (2006), Cletis Gordon, Jesse Holley, Curtis Johnson, Manny Johnson, Bryan McCann, Lonyae Miller, Steve Octavien, Martin Rucker,

    Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, Junior Siavii, Teddy Williams (2010), Montrae Holland (2011); Moved to taxi squad: Bobby Joe Conrad (1969); Signed: Emmitt Smith (1990), Derrick Dockery (2011); Recalled off waivers: Timmy Smith, Ken Willis (1990); Signed to practice squad: Tony Curtis, Keylon Kincade,

    Jamaica Rector, Sean Ryan, Shaun Suisham (2005), Stephen Bowen, Quincy Butler, Tony Curtis, Skyler Green, Keylon Kincade (2006), Alan Ball (2007); Claimed off waivers: J'Vonne Parker from Browns (2006), Tony Fiammetta from Panthers (2011); Birthdays: Terence Newman (DB: 2003-11, b. 1978)

    Trivia: By signing on this day in 1990, Emmitt set a somewhat dubious record -- what was it? He also made an accurate prediction on the day he signed -- what was that?
  4. Phoenix

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    I don't know what the dubious record is, but the prediction was that he would go on to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher, which he did. :)
  5. fgoodwin

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    True he made that prediction, but what he said on signing day was that the Cowboys would win the Super Bowl in two to three years. The record was for longest holdout by a rookie.
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    Sep 5 - Acquired: Andy Cvercko from Packers (1961), Lee Folkins from Packers, Bob Long & John Meyers from Rams (1962); Traded: Ike Thomas & Ron Widby to Packers (1972); Released: Chris Brymer, Ryan Neufeld, Oliver Ross, Omar Stoutmire (1999), Jermaine Brooks,

    Terrance Cooper, Ryan Fowler, Jamar Martin, Lousaka Polite, Zuriel Smith (2004), Quincy Morgan, Eric Ogbogu (2005), Courtney Brown, Scott Chandler, Jesse Holley, Manny Johnson, Isaiah Stanback (2009), Sam Young (2011); Signed: Ken-Yon Rambo (2001), Willie Pile (2005);

    Signed to practice squad: Scott Chandler, Jesse Holley, Manny Johnson, Lonyae Miller, Martin Rucker, Teddy Williams (2010), Shaun Chapas, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Teddy Williams (2011); Birthdays: Leonard Davis (OL: 2007-10, b. 1978), Duane Putnam (G: 1960, b. 1928)

    Trivia: What player was cut on this day in 2009, made the practice squad, was cut again in 2010, made the practice squad again and was activated in mid-season?
  7. fgoodwin

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    Sep 6 - Acquired: Paul Dickson & John Houser from Rams (1960), Leon Donahue & J.D. Smith from 49ers (1965); Claimed off waivers: Don Bishop (1960), Ben Noll (2004), Marvin White (2009); Traded: Lee Folkins to Steelers (1965), Mac Percival to Bears (1967), Toni Fritsch to Chargers (1976);

    Waived: Andy Frederick, Bill Roe, Bruce Thornton, Steve Wilson, Brad Wright (1982), Jim Miller (1984), Jon Carter (1989), Sean Ryan (2004), James Marten (2008); Signed: Harold Carmichael, Waddell Smith (1984); Lost off practice squad: Thomas Johnson to Texans (2006);

    Signed to practice squad: Scott Chandler, Jesse Holley, Manny Johnson (2009); Birthdays: Jeremy Clark (DT: 2010, b. 1983), Babe Dimancheff (Assistant coach RBs: 1960-61, b. 1922), Bruce DeHaven (Assistant coach ST: 2003-06, b. 1948), Jesse Penn (LB: 1985-87, b. 1962)

    Trivia: Few players manage this at all, yet Andy Frederick bookended his career by pulling this off twice: his rookie season and again his final year in the league (not with Dallas) -- what was it?
  8. fgoodwin

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    Sep 7 - Signed to taxi squad: Benny Barnes (1972); Waived: Claxton Welch (1972), Alvin Blount, Cornell Burbage, Steve Folsom, Johnny Holloway, Ray Perkins, Kevin Sweeney, Bob White, Robert Williams (1987), Keylon Kincade (2005), Tony Fiammetta (2011);

    Signed to practice squad: Jon Carter, Bernard Ford (1989); Signed: Laurent Robinson (2011); Birthdays: Dick Bielski (TE: 1960-61, b. 1932), Robert Chancey (RB: 1999, b. 1972), Derrick Dockery (G: 2011, b. 1980), Erik Williams (T: 1991-00, b. 1968)

    Trivia: Erik Williams was a dominant tackle early in his career, but somewhat less so by the end of his career -- what caused the drop-off?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Sep 8 - Claimed off waivers: Merrill Douglas from Bears (1961); Waived: Sonny Gibbs (1964), Bruce Thornton (2005); Media: The Dallas Cowboys Channel debuts on Comcast (2004); Signed: Eric Ogbogu (2005), Brooks Bollinger (2008);

    Birthdays: Rod Barksdale (WR: 1987, b. 1962), Steve Hoffman (K coach: 1989-04, b. 1958), Robert Lavette (RB: 1985-87, b. 1963), Norm Wells (DT: 1980, b. 1957), Walt Williams (Strength & Conditioning: 2011, b. 1977)

    Trivia: For once, Jerry follows someone else's lead -- which was the 1st NFL team to have its own TV channel? What was it called?
  10. fgoodwin

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    Sep 9 - Signed: Mike Connelly, Dick Klein, Walt Kowalczyk, Woodley Lewis (1960), Deion Sanders (1995), Darnay Scott (2002); Acquired: Larry Stephens from Rams (1963); Traded: Amos Marsh to Lions (1965), Willie Townes to Saints (1970), Ken Hutcherson to Chargers (1975);

    Claimed off waivers: Mike Quinn (1998); Waived: Char-Ron Dorsey (2002); Re-signed: Miles Austin (2010), Jay Ratliff (2011); Birthdays: Willie Broughton (DL: 1989-90, b. 1964), Derek Kennard (OL: 1994-96, b. 1962), Andrew Sendejo (DB: 2010, b. 1987)

    Trivia: On this day in 1985, Cowboy fans sang Happy Birthday to whom? What Cowboy defensive unit earned its nickname this day?
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    Sep 10 - Acquired: Monte Clark from 49ers (1962); Waived: Nate Borden (1962), Larry Robinson (1974), Cliff Stoudt (1991); Traded: Jerry Norton to Packers (1963), Jim Jensen to Broncos (1977);

    Births: Brandon Carter (G: 2011, b. 1986), L.G. Dupre (HB: 1960-61, b. 1932), Jim Erkenbeck (OL coach: 1987-88, b. 1931), Ray Schoenke (OL: 1963-64, b. 1941), Charlie Waters (DB: 1970-78, 80-81; b. 1948)

    Trivia: Charlie's wife had a career before they married; what was her maiden name and what was her profession?
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    Sep 11 - Birthdays: Thomas Wade Landry (HC: 1960-88; b. 1924; d. 2-12-00), Jim Boeke (T: 1964-67, b. 1938), Sean Lissemore (DE: 2010-12, b. 1987); waived: Nate Borden, Bill Herchman, Buddy Humphrey (1962), Jerry Norton (1963), Sim Stokes (1967), Lee Roy Caffey (1972),

    Steve DeBerg, Beasley Reece (1977), Timmy Smith (1990); Traded: Jerry Norton to Packers (1963), Jim Jensen to Broncos (1977); Signed: Ricky Easmon (1985), Remi Ayodele (2007); Acquired: Chris Cooper from Raiders (2004); Re-signed: Jason Witten (2011)

    Trivia: Legend has it that no Cowboy has ever worn Tom Landry's old #49 from the Giants; in fact, three players did -- who were they and when did they wear it?
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    Sep 13 - Honors: Ernie Stautner inducted into HOF (1969); Waived: Bryant Westbrook (2002), Laurent Robinson (2011); Signed: Tony Fiammetta, Frank Walker (2011); Births: Richie Anderson (FB: 2003-04, b. 1971),

    Gary Barnes (WR: 1963, b. 1939), Todd Grantham (DL coach: 2008-09, b. 1966), Brad Johnson (QB: 2007-08, b. 1968), Walt Johnson (DT: 1987, b. 1965), Al Lavan (RB coach: 1980-88, b. 1946); Deaths: Bill Roe (d. 2003), Toni Fritsch (d. 2005)

    Trivia: You may not remember Al Lavan, but the man who coached RBs before him is a name you'll recognize -- who was he?
  14. Phoenix

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    uhhh...Calvin Hill? :confused:
  15. fgoodwin

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    Dan Reeves was RB coach before Lavan took the job.
  16. Phoenix

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    Ah, okay, right. I knew it was a former Cowboys RB but couldn't quite get the brain working right.
  17. fgoodwin

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    Sep 14 - Waived: Les Shy, Fred Whittingham (1970), Joe Shearin (1987); Birthdays: Norm Granger (RB: 1984, b. 1961), Dicky Moegle (S: 1961, b. 1934), Lousaka Polite (RB: 2004-06, b. 1981)

    Trivia: Moegle is best known for?
  18. Plankton

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    Dicky Maegle was tackled by Alabama DB Tommy Lewis during the 1954 Cotton Bowl when he had a break away TD for Rice. Problem was, Lewis ran from the bench to make the tackle. The touchdown was awarded, and Rice defeated Alabama, 28-6.
  19. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Sep 15 - Claimed off waivers: John Diehl (1965); Activated from taxi squad: Benny Barnes (1972); Activated from coaching staff: Dan Reeves (1972); Placed on taxi squad: George Andrie, Jack Concannon (1972);

    Traded: John Niland to Eagles (1975); Records: Billy Cundiff kicks seven FGs on MNF (2003); Signed: Martin Rucker (2011); Birthdays: DeVone Claybrooks (DT: 2004, b. 1977)

    Trivia: The Eagles gave up a draft pick for Niland -- who did the Cowboys take with the pick?

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