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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. Diogenes

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    Yeah, I thought it was something like that. Even if it was, I'm not sure of the specifics.
  2. fgoodwin

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    Correct and correct!
  3. fgoodwin

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    Correct -- Jerry predicted Walsh would be a Cowboy for ten years. He was just a little off (Walsh was traded to the Saints in 1990).
  4. Diogenes

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    LOL, Jerry was just building him up for a trade. Always the salesman...
  5. fgoodwin

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    Oct 26 - Waived: Dave Ponder (1985), Rich Borresen, Cornell Burbage, Steve Cisowski, Mike Dwyer, Alex Green, Tommy Haynes, Bill Hill, Jeff Hurd, Dale Jones, Chuck Scott, Loren Snyder, Gerald White (1987); Signed: Dwayne Missouri (2001);

    Re-signed: DeMarcus Ware (2009); Birthdays: Tony Casillas (DL: 1991-93, 1996-97; b. 1963), Kelvin Garmon (G: 2001-02, b. 1976), Roger Harper (DB: 1996, b. 1970), Bill Nagy (G: 2011, b. 1987), John Williams (RB: 1985, b. 1960)

    Trivia: (1) The Cowboys released twelve players on this date in 1987 -- why so many? (2) Mike Dwyer played less than a season with the Cowboys yet he was a crowd favorite -- why?
  6. Phoenix

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    1. Because the player's strike ended and the replacement players, the "scabs" were released?

    2. Dwyer was a replacement player but I have no idea why he would have been a crowd favorite. Did he do backflips or something? :)
  7. fgoodwin

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    Correct on #1. Re: #2: Dwyer was indeed a replacement player. The reason he was a fan favorite is because of the enthusiasm he showed when he played (see image below). The regular Cowboys were so accustomed to winning they rarely got excited by winning (or losing). Dwyer knew he was a "short-timer" and made the most of it. He was also "fan friendly" by signing lots of autographs after every game he played.

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  8. fgoodwin

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    Oct 27 - Signed: John Warren (1984), Chris Akins, Lemanski Hall, Ryan Neufeld (1999); Released: Ben Fricke, Nate Hemsley,

    Tim Lester (1999); Milestones: Seattle defeats Dallas 17-14 (2002); Birthdays: Peerless Price (WR: 2005, b. 1976)

    Trivia: Other than losing to the Seahawks, what else of significance occurred on this date in 2002?
  9. Diogenes

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    Emmitt broke the NFL's all time rushing record, previously held by Walter Payton. Finally, an easy one.
  10. fgoodwin

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    Oct 28 - Milestones: Steelers beat Cowboys 14-3 (1979); Signed: Jermaine Brooks (2003); Signed to practice squad: Chris Jones (2011); Birthdays: Greg Aiello (PR: 1979-89, b. 1952), Ernie Mills (WR: 1998-99, b. 1968)

    Trivia: In a 1979 rematch of Super Bowl XIII, the Cowboys lose to the Steelers in an otherwise unremarkable game, but the announcers spot something unusual during the game and even showed some footage -- what was it?
  11. fgoodwin

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    Oct 29 - Honors: Lee Roy Jordan inducted into ROH (1989); Signed: Randal Williams (2001), Adrian Murrell (2003); Waived: Tashard Choice (2011); Births: Darryl Clack (RB: 1986-89, b. 1963), Colston Weatherington (DE: 2002, b. 1977)

    Trivia: (1) What is Jordan's nickname? (2) On this date in 2007, a Cowboy player of some note signed a rather substantial contract extension. Who was the player and what were the details of the contract extension?
  12. Diogenes

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    Killer
  13. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Oct 30 - Honors: Chuck Howley inducted into ROH (1977), DFW Turnpike renamed Landry Highway (2001); Activated from practice squad: Terrence Copper, Patrick Crayton (2004), Quincy Butler (2008); Waived: Chad Eaton (2004); Birthdays: Keith Brooking (LB: 2009-11, b. 1975)

    Trivia: What was Howley's nickname?
  15. fgoodwin

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    Oct 31 - Milestones: Cowboys defeat Eagles 23-10 (1993); Waived: Chris Aikens (2000); Claimed off waivers: Aaron Gibson from Lions (2001); Re-signed: Keylon Kincade (2006)

    Trivia: On this night in 1993, an all-time franchise record was set that was recently broken; what was the record and who broke it?
  16. Diogenes

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    Emmitt Smith set the Cowboys' single game rushing record (237) vs. the Eagles on MNF. Broken by DeMarco Murray last year (253) vs. the Rams.
  17. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  18. fgoodwin

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    Nov 1 - Signed: Tony Dixon, Lynn Scott (2005); Released: Anthony Thomas (2005), Jason Williams (2010), Chris Jones (2011); Birthdays: Burton Lawless (G: 1975-79, b. 1953), Barron Wortham (LB: 2000, b. 1969)

    Trivia: Lawless was one of the "Dirty Dozen" rookies of 1975 but he is unique among that rookie class -- why?
  19. Diogenes

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    I do not recall a nickname for Howley. Need your help on this one.
  20. fgoodwin

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    "Hogmeat" -- I wish I knew the story behind that!

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