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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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    Good guess -- Fitz "rolled" several shotgun snaps to Roger, causing him to take a sack at least once; the coaches decided to pull Fitz on the fateful final drive and the rest is history.
  2. fgoodwin

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    Oct 10 - Milestones: Michael Irvin plays his final game (1999); Honors: Cliff Harris & Rayfield Wright inducted into ROH (2004); Activated from practice squad: Chauncey Washington (2009); Waived: Duke Preston (2009)

    Trivia: Michael Irvin made his final catch on this day in 1999; how many career receptions does he have?
  3. fgoodwin

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    Oct 11 - Traded: Jim Colvin to Giants (1967); Milestones: Cowboys play last game at Cotton Bowl (1971), Miles Austin sets franchise single game receiving record (2009);

    Signed: Cornell Burbage (1988), Mitch Willis (1990); Waived: Scott Ankrom (1989); Waived from practice squad: Shaun Suisham (2005); Signed to practice squad: Keylon Kincade (2005)

    Trivia: Who were the Cowboys playing when Miles set the record? Who did Miles replace in the lineup that day? What was the old record and who held it?
  4. Diogenes

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    I know this one.

    Kansas City Chiefs
    Roy Williams
    246 - Bob Hayes
  5. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  6. fgoodwin

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    Oct 12 - Traded: Herschel Walker to Vikings (1989), Alexander Wright to Raiders (1992), Kelvin Garmon to Chargers (2002); Signed: Scott Ankrom (1989), Lance Frazier (2004), Duke Preston (2009); Honors: Tex Schramm inducted into ROH (2003);

    Waived: Shaun Suisham (2006), Mike Hamlin & Chauncey Washington (2009); Birthdays: Darrin Chiaverini (WR: 2001, b. 1977), ReShard Lee (RB: 2004, b. 1980), Leon Lett (DL: 1991-00, b. 1968), Singor Mobley (DB: 1997-99, b. 1972)

    Trivia: The Cowboys originally obtained Herschel Walker via a draft pick obtained from the Oilers as part of the Butch Johnson trade. As part of the Walker trade, the Oilers also sent another draft choice and player to the Cowboys -- who was the other player and who did the Cowboys take with the additional draft pick?
  7. fgoodwin

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    Oct 13 - Acquired: Elvis Patterson from Raiders (1993); Activated from practice squad: Ryan Fowler (2004), Tony Curtis, Skyler Green (2006); Waived: Marcus Coleman (2006), Cletis Gordon (2009);

    Signed: Chauncey Washington (2009); Birthdays: Quincy Carter (QB: 2001-03, b. 1977), Jerry Jones (Owner: 1989-2012, b. 1942), Charley Young (RB: 1974-76, b. 1952)

    Trivia: Quincy Carter led his high school to a state football championship in 1995 -- where did he attend high school and what was the school mascot?
  8. fgoodwin

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    Oct 14 - Milestones: Cowboys beat Eagles 41-19 (1962); Waived: Clyde Brock (1963), Dextor Clinkscale (1986); Acquired: Roy Williams from Lions (2008); Signed: Sam Paulescu (2008), Allen Rossum (2009),

    Jermey Parnell (2010); Birthdays: Manny Johnson (WR: 2010-11, b. 1986), Paul Palmer (RB: 1989, b. 1964), Lance Rentzel (WR: 1967-70, b. 1943); deaths: Texie Waterman (DCC choreographer: 1972-83; d. 1996)

    Trivia: On this date in 1962, the Cowboys accomplished something that had never been done before in an NFL game -- what was it?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Oct 15 - Milestones: Cowboys beat Redskins 9-7 (2001); Signed to practice squad: Shaun Suisham (2006); Waived: Robert Brewster (2010);

    Activated from practice squad: Jesse Holley (2010); Birthdays: Abram Elam (DB: 2006, 2011; b. 1981), Robert Shaw (C: 1979-81, b. 1956)

    Trivia: At halftime of the 2001 Redskins game, the Cowboys reveal a model of the Tom Landry Statue; how tall is the actual Landry statue (not including the pedestal)? Who is the artist who sculpted the statue?
  10. Phoenix

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    Okay, this has been driving me crazy so I had to look it up.

    The answer is ONE of the following:

    1. Played in the Cotton Bowl on 10/14/1962 (no game had EVER been played there before on that exact date :D)

    2. Fielded not one, but TWO players named "Amos" (Marsh and Bullocks) :D

    3. Had the same guy punting AND kicking XPs & FGs (Sam Baker) :D

    or more likely:

    4. Not one, but TWO 100 yard TD plays in not just one game, not just one HALF, but in one QUARTER! (4th)

    * Marsh 101 yd KO return for TD
    * Mike Gaetcher 100 yd INT return for TD

    oh, and both were of the "return" variety of TDs :)
  11. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  12. fgoodwin

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    Oct 16 - Released: Jamaica Rector (2006); Signed: Carlos Polk (2008); Birthdays: Mike Connelly (C, 1960-67, b. 1935),

    D.D. Lewis (LB: 1968, 1970-81; b. 1945), Adrian Murrell (RB: 2003, b. 1970), Cal Peterson (LB: 1974-75, b. 1952)

    Trivia: D.D. Lewis is credited with explaining the real reason for the hole in the Texas Stadium roof -- what was it?
  13. Phoenix

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    So God could watch his favorite team play
  14. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Oct 17 - Signed: Kerry Brady (1987), Stan Smagala (1991); Traded: Steve Pelluer to Chiefs & Darrin Nelson to Chargers (1989); Waived: Ron Burton (1989), James Dixon, Donald Smith (1991); Deaths: Tommy Loy (2002)

    Trivia: (1) Who was Tommy Loy and what was his association with the Cowboys? He was once the answer to a crossword puzzle clue; what was the clue? (2) The Cowboys got two draft picks from the Chiefs for Pelluer -- who did the Cowboys take with those picks?
  16. fgoodwin

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    Oct 18 - Signed: Jesse Solomon (1990), Jeremy McKinney (2002), Marcus Coleman (2006), Montrae Holland, Daniel Loper (2011); Released from practice squad: Shaun Suisham (2006); Signed to practice squad: Jamaica Rector (2006), Robert Brewster (2010); Honors: SMU retires Don Meredith's #17 (2008);

    Waived: Dwayne Harris (2011); Lost off practice squad: Martin Rucker to Jaguars (2011); Birthdays: Mike Ditka (TE: 1969-72, ***'t coach: 1973-81, HOF: 1988, b. 1939), Forrest Gregg (OL: 1971, HOF: 1977, b. 1933), Cory Proctor (G: 2007-09, b. 1982), Maury Youmans (DE: 1964-65, b. 1936)

    Trivia: Atlanta took Maury Youmans in the 1966 expansion draft; who were the other Cowboys the Falcons selected in the expansion draft?
  17. fgoodwin

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    Oct 19 - Signed: Steve Folsom (1987), Leonardo Carson (2003), Ethan Brooks (2005); Activated from developmental squad: Bernard Ford (1989); Released: Thornton Chandler (1989), Tony McGee (2003);

    Traded: Antonio Bryant to Browns (2004); Signed to practice squad: Dwayne Harris (2011); Birthdays: Greg Briggs (DB: 1995, b. 1968), Dick Daniels (DB: 1966-68, b. 1944); Deaths: Michelle Parma (2002)

    Trivia: Parma was a former DCC; what years was she on the squad? She starred in which popular reality show?
  18. silver

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    12. 10/17/89 -- Steve Pelluer to Kansas City for third-round 1990 pick (later used in Dan Stubbs/Terrence Flagler trade) and a fourth-round 1991 pick (Bill Musgrave).
  19. fgoodwin

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    Oct 20 - Released: Kerry Brady & Vince Courville (1987), Lousaka Polite (2006); Birthdays: Mario Butler (CB: 2012, b. 1988), Dexter Coakley (LB: 1997-04, b. 1972), Manny Hendrix (DB: 1986-91, b. 1964), Chad Hennings (DL: 1992-00, b. 1965)

    Trivia: What plane did Chad Hennings fly in the first Iraq War? In addition to its official name, it has two unofficial nicknames -- what are they?

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