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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Sep 26 - Acquired: J.W. Lockett from Niners (1961); Legal: NFL sues Jerry Jones over Nike & Pepsi deals (1995); Drama: T.O. allegedly tries to kill himself (2006);

    Milestones: Cowboys beat Texans 27-13 (2010); Birthdays: Mike Woicik (Strength & conditioning: 1990-96, 2012; b. 1956)

    Trivia: What is the significance of the win over the Texans in 2010?
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    Sep 28 - Signed: Cyril Pinder (1973), L.P. Ladouceur (2005); Waived: Bill Thomas (1973), George Lilja (1988), Jon Condo (2005);

    Re-signed: Roger Ruzek (1988); Birthdays: Alex Barron (T: 2010, b. 1982), Jim Cooper (OL: 1977-86, b. 1955)

    Trivia: Between Dale Hellestrae's retirement after the 2000 season, and the signing of L.P. Ladouceur in 2005, the Cowboys went through five deep-snappers; name them.
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    Sep 29 - Milestones: Cowboys defeat Cardinals 31-7 (1986); Re-signed: Greg Ellis (2003);

    Birthdays: Buddy Humphrey (QB: 1961, b. 1935), Bryan McCann (DB: 2010-11, b. 1987), Ken Norton (LB: 1988-93, b. 1966), Dedric Ward (WR: 2004, b. 1974)

    Trivia: Norton's college team included two future Cowboy team mates; who were they?
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    Sep 30 - Labor unrest: Danny White crosses picket line (1987); Traded: Reggie Swinton to Packers (2003); Signed: Tyrone Williams (2004); Signed to practice squad: Keylon Kincade (2004);

    Births: Adam "Pacman" Jones (DB: 2008, b. 1983), Wane McGarity (WR: 1999-01, b. 1976), Greg Myers (DB: 2000, b. 1972), Mike Solwold (C: 2001, b. 1977); Deaths: Nate Borden (d. 1992), Pete Gent (2011)

    Trivia: Cowboy QB Danny White broke ranks with NFLPA strikers on this day in 1987; when did Cowboy DT Randy White return to the team?
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    Oct 1 - Birthdays: Kyle Davis (C: 1975, b. 1952), Kenny Duckett (WR: 1985, b. 1959)

    Trivia: Although he lasted only one season with the Cowboys, rookie Kyle Davis had a hand in one of the most storied plays in Cowboys history. What was the play, what was his role, and why was he in the game?
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    Oct 2 - Milestones: Detroit beats Dallas 34-30 (2011); Birthdays: Cornell Gowdy (DB: 1986, b. 1963), Jim Price (TE: 1993, b. 1966), Robert Williams (DB: 1987-93, b. 1962)

    Trivia: On this day in 2011, Dallas suffers the biggest collapse in franchise history, losing 34-30 after leading 27-3; what was Dallas’ previous biggest blown lead?
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    Oct 3 - Waived: Robert Wilson (1994), Marvin White (2009); Claimed off waivers: Pat Dennis from Chiefs (2001); Activated from practice squad: Chauncey Washington (2009);

    Birthdays: Tyji Armstrong (TE: 1996, b. 1970), Duane Carrell (P: 1974, b. 1949)

    Trivia: P Duane Carrell was named MVP in his very first game -- when was the game, who was the opponent, what was the final score and what were Carrell's stats?
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    Oct 4 - Waived: Kurt Ploeger (1986); Signed: Brett Pierce (2004); Signed to practice squad: Andy Thorn (2006);

    Birthdays: Woody Dantzler (RB: 2002, b. 1979), Issiac Holt (DB: 1989-92, b. 1962), Ken-Yon Rambo (WR: 2001-02, b. 1978), John Roper (LB: 1993, b. 1965)

    Trivia: The Cowboys have lost every game they've ever played on October 4. How many times have the Cowboys played on this day? What was the score of the Cowboys' most recent appearance on October 4?
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    Oct 5 - Re-signed: Ron Springs (1983); Signed to practice squad: DeVone Claybrooks (2004); Waived: Chauncey Washington (2009); Birthdays: Oliver Hoyte (LB-RB: 2006-07, b. 1984), Barry Switzer (HC: 1994-97, b. 1937)

    Trivia: What was Switzer's term for an interception? What is the origin of the term?
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    Oct 6 - Signed: Cletis Gordon (2009); Signed to practice squad: Chauncey Washington (2009); Birthdays: Bum Bright (Owner: 1984-89, b. 1920, d. 2004),

    Louis Cheek (OL: 1990, b. 1964), Wayne Hansen (LB, 1960, b. 1928), Russell Wayt (LB: 1965, b. 1942), Ken Willis (K: 1990-91, b. 1966)

    Trivia: How much did Bright pay to buy the Cowboys from Clint Murchison? How much did Jerry Jones pay when he bought the team from Bright five years later?
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    Oct 7 - Labor unrest: Kevin Brooks crosses picket line (1987); Birthdays: David Arkin (G: 2011-12, b. 1987), Mike Johnson (DB: 1966-69, b. 1943), Blair Thomas (RB: 1994, b. 1967)

    Trivia: Arkin is now in his second season with the Cowboys; when was he first named to an active roster?
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    Oct 8 - Milestones: Redskins win 14-7 (1973), Cowboys beat Buffalo 25-24 (2007); Waived: Aaron Kyle (1980); Signed: Tony McGee (2003); Honors: SMU announces it will retire Don Meredith's #17 on Oct 18 (2008);

    Birthdays: Billy Cannon (LB: 1984, b. 1961), Marc Colombo (T: 2005-10, b. 1978), Jacques Reeves (DB: 2004-07, b. 1982), Jay Saldi (TE: 1976-82, b. 1954)

    Trivia: In the '73 Monday Nighter, which Cowboy almost scored at the end and which Redskin HOFer stopped him? In the '07 Monday Nighter, Romo was responsible for how many turnovers?
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    Oct 9 - Acquired: John Dutton from Colts (1979); Honors: Roger Staubach inducted into ROH (1983), Tony Dorsett & Randy White inducted into ROH (1994); Birthdays: Kavika Pittman (DE: 1996-99, b. 1974)

    Trivia: The Cowboys gave up two draft picks for Dutton; who did the Colts take with those picks?
  14. Diogenes

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    Walt Garrison / Kenny Houston

    According to many of the members here, probably none. :)
  15. fgoodwin

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    Houston & Garrison is correct. Thirty-five years later to the day, Romo tossed five INTs in the Buffalo game and also lost a fumble, which makes the comeback he led all the more remarkable.
  16. Diogenes

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    I'm somewhat new to the site and tonight was the first time I ventured into this section. I appreciate your efforts on the trivia. Great stuff!

    BTW, J/K about the Romo turnover thing of course...
  17. fgoodwin

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    No problem and thanx for the kind words.
  18. Diogenes

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    Trying to piece some of the information here, I'm going to guess he was playing Center during the Staubach to Pearson Hail Mary.
  19. fgoodwin

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    Correct but why was he in the game at all?
  20. Diogenes

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    Because Fitzgerald was injured?

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