Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.
Apr 27 - Drafted: Rod Hill-1, Jeff Rohrer-2, Monty Hunter-4 (1982), Greg Briggs-5, Chris Hall-9, Tim Daniel-11 (1992), Bradie James-4, Zuriel Smith-6 (2003), Tashard Choice-4, Orlando Scandrick-5 (2008); Signed: Demetric Evans (2001), Tony McGee (2002), Kevin Ogletree (2009);
Acquired: 2008 4th & 5th rd picks and 2009 3rd rd pick from Browns, 5th rd pick from Jaguars, 2008 4th & 2009 4th rd picks from Lions, 4th & 7th rd picks from Raiders (2008); Re-signed: Montrae Holland (2010); Birthdays: Ethan Brooks (T: 2005, b. 1972), Lee Roy Jordan (LB: 1963-1976, b. 1941); Deaths: Alvin Roy (1979)
Trivia: What was Jordan's nickname? Why was he given that nickname?
Got it from Walt Garrison who said he would hit his own grandmother if she was carrying the ball.
Apr 28 - Drafted: Howard Richards-1, Doug Donley-2, Glen Titensor-3, Danny Spradlin-5 (1981), Phil Pozderac-5, George Peoples-8 (1982), Danny Noonan-1, Ron Francis-2, Jeff Zimmerman-3, Kelvin Martin-4 (1987), Anthony Spencer-1, James Marten-3 (2007), Tyron Smith-1 (2011); Released: Richie Anderson & Randal Williams (2005);
Signed: Bill Bates (1983), Tony Romo & Torrin Tucker (2003), Thomas Johnson (2005); Re-signed: Scott Shanle (2006), Alan Ball (2010); Acquired: 2007 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th & 2008 1st rd picks from Browns, 1st rd pick from Eagles (2007); Birthdays: Phil Clark (DB: 1967-69, b. 1945), Scott Fujita (LB: 2005, b. 1979)
Trivia: Tom Landry was notorious for not playing rookies (if he could avoid it); yet Phil Clark saw extensive game time his rookie season -- why?
Apr 29 - Drafted: Bill Roe-3, James Jones-3, Kurt Petersen-4, Gary Hogeboom-5, Tim Newsome-6 (1980), Ron Fellows-7, Mike Wilson-9 (1981), Mike Sherrard-1, Darryl Clack-2, Mark Walen-3, Thornton Chandler-6, Johnny Holloway-7, Garth Jax-11, Chris Duliban (1986),
Everett Gay-5, Kevin Sweeney-7, Kevin Gogan-8, Alvin Blount-9, Dale Jones-10 (1987), Bobby Carpenter-1, Anthony Fasano-2, Jason Hatcher-3 (2006), Isaiah Stanback-4, Doug Free-4, Nick Folk-6, Deon Anderson-6, Courtney Brown-7, Alan Ball-7 (2007), Bruce Carter-2, DeMarco Murray-3 (2011);
Signed: John Warren (1983); Acquired: 1st rd pick from 49ers, 2nd rd pick from Colts (1986), 2nd, 6th & 7th rd picks from Jets, 3rd & 4th rd picks from Jags (2006), 6th rd pick from Browns (2007); Traded: Gary Hogeboom to Colts (1986); Re-signed: Michael Myers (2003); Birthdays: Kevin Mathis (DB: 1997-99, b. 1974), Lonyae Miller (RB: 2010; b. 1988), Chauncey Washington (RB: 2009, b. 1985)
Trivia: Ron Fellows was one of "Thurman's Thieves"; there were eight "Thieves" -- who can name all eight?
fgoodwin, are you okay?
I'm missing my This Day in Cowboy History updates
May 2 - Drafted: Larry Bethea-1, Alois Blackwell-4 (1978), Steve DeOssie-4, Steve Pelluer-5, Norm Granger-5, Eugene Lockhart-6, Joe Levelis-6, John Hunt-9, Brian Salonen-10, Dowe Aughtman-11 (1984);
Signed: Anthony Thomas (2005), Quincy Butler (2006); Collapsed: Cowboys practice facility (2009); Birthdays: Ron Burton (LB: 1987, b. 1954), Shaun Chapas (FB: 2011, b. 1988), Jim Eddy (Assistant coach: 1993, b. 1939)
Trivia: Two people were seriously injured in the collapse of the practice facility -- who were they?
Rich Behm and Joe DeCamillis. Both are still with the Cowboys. Joe Juraszek suffered a different type of injury and is not.
May 3 - Acquired: Lance Rentzel from Vikings (1967), 1st & 2nd rd picks from Seahawks (1977); Draft: Tony Dorsett-1, Glenn Carano-2, Tony Hill-3, Guy Brown-4, Andy Frederick-5, Jim Cooper-6, David Stalls-7 (1977), Tom Randall-7, Dennis Thurman-11 (1978), Robert Shaw-1, Aaron Mitchell-2, Doug Cosbie-3, Ron Springs-5 (1979);
Signed: Steve DeOssie, Vince Albritton (1984), Cliff Stoudt (1991), Joe Bowden (2000); Released: ReShard Lee (2005); Birthdays: Igor Olshansky (DL: 2009-10, b. 1982).
Trivia: Rentzel married a Hollywood starlet -- what was her name?
Still can't understand how Lance could have that at home and want a 10 year old girl to see his junk.
May 4 - Drafted: Bruce Thornton-8 (1979); Signed: Rodney Peete (1994), Stephen Bowen & Oliver Hoyte (2006); Announced: Five year deal for Cowboys to conduct training camp in San Antonio beginning in 2007 (2006); Birthdays: Martin Rucker (TE: 2010-11, b. 1985)
Trivia: Who is Rodney Peete's wife? What Fox TV show made her famous?
Holly Robinson, 21 Jump Street.
May 5 - Signed: Clint Stoerner (2000); Birthdays: Dave Harper (LB: 1990, b. 1966), Crawford Ker (G: 1985-90, b. 1962)
Trivia: Ker had a teammate on the Florida Gators' OL who was later a teammate on the Cowboys' OL -- who was he?
May 6 - Birthdays: Jason Witten (TE: 2003-11, b. 1982); Deaths: Mark Tuinei (1999)
Trivia: Who was with Tuinei when he died?
May 7 - Lost in free agency: Jean Fugett (1976); Birthdays: Amos Marsh (RB: 1961-64, b. 1939), Izell Reese (DB: 1998-01, b. 1974); Deaths: John Meyers (1998)
Trivia: Marsh shares a nickname with another fan favorite; what is it? Marsh made the All-Rookie team at what position?
May 8 - Retired: Duke Preston (2010); Birthdays: Felix Jones (RB: 2008-11, b. 1987)
Trivia: Who named Felix Jones high school player of the year?