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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Sep 16 - Media: Don Meredith featured on the cover SI Pro Football Preview issue (1968); Traded: Jesse Solomon to Patriots (1991); Birthdays: Buddy Geis (QB coach: 1998-99, b. 1946),

    Dwayne Harris (WR: 2011-12, b. 1987), Garth Jax (LB: 1986-88, b. 1963), Broderick Sargent (RB: 1989, b. 1962); Deaths: Monte Clark (2009)

    Trivia: When Meredith arrived at SMU as a freshman, there were seven QBs on the depth chart so he played a different position; what position did he play?
  2. fgoodwin

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    Sep 18 - Signed: Ray Alexander, Kevin Lilly (1989), Marques McFadden (2002), Andrew Davison (2003), Tank Johnson (2007); Waived: Sean Smith (1989),

    Nathan Jones (2007); Media: Emmitt Smith on cover of SI (1995); Birthdays: Donnie Davis: (WR-TE: 1962, b. 1940); Deaths: Bob Hayes (2002)

    Trivia: Hayes set a Cowboys' rookie receiving record with 1,003 yds on 46 receptions in 1964; who is second on the Cowboys' all-time rookie receiving list?
  3. Plankton

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    Dez Bryant for receptions (45 in 2010)

    Mike Sherrard for yards (744 in 1986)
  4. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Sep 19 - Waived: Don Talbert (1973); Honors: Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith inducted into ROH (2005); Re-signed: Bradie James (2006);

    Signed: Nathan Jones (2007); Birthdays: Don Heinrich (QB: 1960, b. 1930), Dave Stalls (DL: 1977-79, b. 1955), George Warhop (OL coach: 2003-04, b. 1961)

    Trivia: What was Talbert's nickname? Who did the Cowboys play when the Triplets were inducted into the ROH? What was the final score?
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    Sep 20 - Waived: Mike Renfro, Charles Wright (1988), Bryan McCann (2011); Signed: Laurent Robinson (2011); Birthdays: Carl Howard (DB: 1984, b. 1961)

    Trivia: In 2011 Robinson led the Cowboys with how many TD receptions? Who was second and how many TD receptions did he have?
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    Sep 21 - Media: MNF debuts on ABC (1970); Acquired: Lee Roy Caffey from Bears (1971); Honors: Cliff Harris & Rayfield Wright named to ROH (2004);

    Birthdays: Leon Gonzalez (WR: 1985, b. 1963), Jon Kitna (QB: 2009-11, b. 1972), Reggie Rucker (WR: 1970-71, b. 1947)

    Trivia: Rayfield Wright holds (for now) a unique distinction among ROH honorees; what is it?

    MNF debuts in 1970 with Howard Cosell & Don Meredith providing commentary; who was the third person in the booth calling the play-by-play?
  8. jobberone

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    Frank Gifford
  9. fgoodwin

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    That's a good guess but Gifford didn't become part of the MNF Trifecta until the 1971 season. The original play-by-play guy was Keith Jackson, who lasted only one season.
  10. fgoodwin

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    My Sep 21 question about Wright is not correct -- the answer I was looking for was he was the only OL in the ROH but of course since Larry Allen was added in 2011 that's no longer true. Sorry about that.
  11. Plankton

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    Varmint
  12. fgoodwin

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    Correct.
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    Sep 22 - Activated from developmental squad: Jon Carter (1989); Signed to practice squad: Chauncey Washington (2009); Birthdays: Nate Borden (DE: 1960-61, b. 1932), Harold Carmichael (WR: 1984, b. 1949), Gene Killian (G: 1974, b. 1952), Godfrey Myles (LB: 1991-96, b. 1968; d. 2011), Guy Reese (DT: 1962-63, b. 1939)

    Trivia: Before the "Doomsday Defense", Reese was part of a Cowboys front four that earned its own nickname from the Dallas media; what was the nickname, why were they called that and who were the front four?

    On this day in 1991, Emmitt Smith rushed for 182 yards on 23 carries, scoring two TDs to help the Cowboys defeat the Cardinals 17-9. How does Emmitt's rushing total for this game compare among the Cowboys all-time rushing performances for a single game?
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    Sep 23 - Signed: Manny Hendrix, Bob Otto (1986), Cornell Burbage, Vince Courville (1987); Released: Jesse Baker, Cornell Gowdy (1986); Honors: Bob Hayes inducted into ROH (2001); Birthdays: Quincy Morgan (WR: 2004, b. 1977), Chris Palmer (QB coach: 2006, b. 1949)

    Trivia: Bob Hayes held the Cowboys record for receiving yards in a single game of 246 yards. That record stood for 43 years until it was broken by whom? Hayes still holds the Cowboys career record for receiving TDs with 71; who is 2nd?
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    Sep 24 - Signed: Todd Fowler (1984), Scott Chandler (2010); Waived: Deon Anderson (2010);

    Birthdays: Frank Cornish (OL: 1992-93, b. 1967; d. 8-22-08), Eddie George (RB: 2004, b. 1973), Harold Hays (LB: 1963-67, b. 1939), Larry Stephens (DL: 1963-67, b. 1938)

    Trivia: On this day in 1960, the Cowboys played their 1st-ever regular season game; Who scored the 1st regular season TD in franchise history (not listed above)?

    On this day in 2000, the Niners beat the Cowboys 41-24, but the game is best remembered for what?
  16. fgoodwin

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    Sep 25 - Traded: Steve Walsh to Saints (1990); Waived: Martin Gramatica (2007); Birthdays: Sonny Davis (LB: 1961, b. 1938), Dat Nguyen (LB: 1999-05, Assistant coach LBs: 2007-09; b. 1975), Ray Perkins (DE: 1987, b. 1964)

    Trivia: How many games did Walsh start for the Cowboys his rookie year? What was the team's W-L record during Walsh's starts?
  17. Plankton

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    Miles Austin with 250 yards in 2009.

    Michael Irvin with 65.
  18. Plankton

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    TO posing on the star....and George Teague blasting him off of it.
  19. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Correct!

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