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This Day in Cowboys History

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    A-10. It's been called the Warthog, the Thunderbolt, the tank buster. Is it any of those?
  2. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Correct! Thunderbolt II is the official name; Warthog and Tankbuster are the unofficial names I was looking for.
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    I've heard Iron Cross, Lightning, and Devil's Cross, too.
  4. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Cool; those are news to me.
  5. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Either way, it's a very cool looking airplane.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    Looked around a little. Never heard the phrase 'Go Ugly Early' in reference to ground support. The enemy called it the Devil's Cross.
  7. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Oct 21 - Placed on taxi squad: Mike Keller (1972); Lost off waivers: Keith Adams to Eagles (2002); Birthdays: Elvis Patterson (DB: 1993, b. 1960), Cleo Simmons (TE: 1983, b. 1960)

    Trivia: What is the Cowboys all-time record on games played on October 21? What was the score of the last game the Cowboys played on October 21?
  8. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Oct 22 - Traded: Craig Morton to Giants (1974); Waived: Alois Blackwell (1979), Micah Knorr (2002); Retired: Phil Pozderac (1987);

    Signed to practice squad: Terry Witherspoon (2001); Signed: Daren Stone (2008); Birthdays: Allen Rossum (DB: 2009, b. 1975), Luis Zendejas (K: 1987-89, b. 1961)

    Trivia: (1) The Giants gave up draft picks for Morton; how many draft picks did we get for Morton and who did we take with those picks?

    (2) Zendejas was involved in an infamous game in '89; what was it called and why?
  9. Diogenes

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    Bounty Bowl. Zendejas got drilled during a kickoff and IIRC suffered a concussion. Zendejas claimed Eagles coach Buddy Ryan offered up bounties on players when he was kicking for the Eagles. The strong circumstantial evidence caused Jimmy Johnson to accuse Ryan of putting a bounty on certain Cowboys players, with the former Eagle Zendejas being one of them.

    These draft pick trivia questions are crazy hard.
  10. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Correct!
  11. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Oct 23 - Signed: Mike Clark (1973), Filip Filipovic & Kurt Vollers (2002), Marcus Coleman (2006); Claimed off waivers: Ross Tucker from Redskins (2002); Waived: Jamaica Rector (2006);

    Milestones: Cowboys defeat Rams, 34-7 (2011); Birthdays: Reggie Barnes (LB: 1995, b. 1969), Everett Gay (WR: 1988, b. 1964), Tony Hill (DE: 1991-92, b. 1968)

    Trivia: On this day in 2011 DeMarco Murray set the Cowboys' all-time single game rushing record and the Cowboys' rookie single game rushing record; who held the previous team single-game rushing record, and rookie single game rushing record?
  12. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Oct 24 - Milestones: Eddie LeBaron admitted to Texas Bar (1960), Cowboys defeat Patriots 44-21 (1971), Roger Staubach tosses 1st pitch in Game 5 of the World Series (2011);

    Training Camp: Cowboys announce 2004 camp will be moved to Oxnard (2003); Waived: Jose Cortez (2005); Signed: Shaun Suisham (2005); Birthdays: Jody Dean (b. 1959), Jay Novacek (TE: 1990-96, b. 1962), Kevin Scott (RB: 1989, b. 1963)

    Trivia: (1) What is the significance of the Cowboys' win over the Patriots on this date in 1971? (2) Who is Jody Dean and what was his affiliation with the Cowboys?
  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    Emmitt/Dorsett
  14. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    1. First game ever played at Texas Stadium
    2. He's the public announcer at Cowboys Stadium and former executive producer of the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network
  15. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    I was almost certain of the first answer, but not knowing the second, I left it alone.

    Nicely done!
  16. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Well done to both of you!
  17. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Yes they can be.

    Some of my questions are easier than others and I have no problem if folks google the answers. Lord knows I certainly don't have all these factoids memorized! We got two draft choices for Craig Morton. With the first we took Randy White (#2 overall, 1st rd, 1975) and with the second we took Jim Jensen (#40 overall, 2nd rd, 1976).

    Given that White is a HOFer I'd say we got the better end of that deal!
  18. fgoodwin

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    Oct 25 - Honors: Ernie Stautner's #70 retired by Steelers (1964), Mel Renfro inducted into ROH (1981); Released: Mike Hegman (1988); Media: Michael Irvin on cover of SI (1993); Milestones: Erik Williams injured and lost for season (1994)

    Trivia: (1) On this date in 1989, Jimmy Johnson reversed course on Ed Jones. What had Jimmy decided about Jones and what made him change his mind?

    (2) Also on this date in 1989, Jerry made a bold prediction about a Cowboy QB -- who was the QB and what did Jerry say?

    (3) Finally, Erik Williams was lost for the remainder of the season because of something that happened on this date in 1994 -- what was it?
  19. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    Jimmy was planning on benching Too Tall, snapping his consecutive games started streak (I don't know the number). After an outcry from fans, Jimmy decided to go ahead and start him.

    Do not recall.

    Williams was in a bad car accident.
  20. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    This was something to do with Steve Walsh and how he would be the Cowboys QB for a gazillion years. Or something like that.

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