Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.
Thanks, and me too!
Nov 2 - Milestones: Arlington voters authorize taxes to fund Cowboy Stadium (2004); Signed: Marc Colombo (2005), Lousaka Polite (2006); Signed to practice squad: Vontrell Jamison (2005), Chris Jones (2011);
Birthdays: Barry Cantrell (P: 2000, b. 1976), Dan Connor (LB: 2012, b. 1985), Kevin Gogan (OL: 1987-93, b. 1964), Janet Fulkerson (DCC: 1980-82, b. 1961), Daleroy Stewart (DT: 2003-04, b. 1978)
Trivia: (1) Former DCC Janet Fulkerson is better known by a different name. What is her other name and what is her claim to fame (other than being a former DCC)?
(2) Kevin Gogan became a starter his rookie season because of the retirement of another "infamous" Cowboy lineman -- who did Gogan replace?
Nov 3 - Signed to practice squad: Jeff Sanchez (2004); Released: Keylon Kincade (2006); Birthdays: Ben Fricke (OL: 1999-01, b. 1975; d. 2011), Alex Green (DB: 1987, b. 1965), Anthony Henry (DB: 2005-08, b. 1976)
Trivia: Where did Ben Fricke go to high school? When did he graduate? What was his high school mascot?
Nov 4 - Milestones: Dallas defeats the Eagles 38-17 (2007); Activated from practice squad: Bryan McCann (2010);
Birthdays: Dez Bryant (WR: 2010-12, b. 1988), Jesse Solomon (LB: 1989-90, b. 1963), Ron Springs (RB: 1979-84, b. 1956, d. 2011), Ike Thomas (DB-WR: 1971, b. 1947)
Trivia: On this date in 2007, Jason Witten loses his helmet against the Eagles, but according to Blogging the Boys, this was only the #3 Cowboy moment of the 2007 season -- what were nos. 1 and 2?
Nov 5 - Milestones: Cowboys defeat Redskins 13-3 (1989); Activated from practice squad: Chris Jones (2011); Released: Daniel Loper (2011);
Birthdays: Char-ron Dorsey (T: 2001-02, b. 1978), Filip Filipovic (P: 2002, b. 1977), Nick Folk (K: 2007-09, b. 1984), Danny Villanueva (P-K: 1965-67, b. 1937)
Trivia: (1) What was significant about the win over the Redskins? Who was the leading rusher for the Cowboys that day? (2) Nick Folk was released on Dec 21, 2009 -- what prompted his release and who replaced him?
1) It was the only win of the 1989 season. Paul Palmer.
2) Folk was having a terrible year, but a missed kick that would have iced the game against the Saints was the straw that broke the camel's back. Replaced by Sean Suisham. Another crappy kicker.
Correct and correct!!
Nov 6 - Honors: Larry Allen, Charles Haley, Drew Pearson inducted into ROH (2011); Birthdays: Andy Cvercko (G: 1961-62, b. 1937), Troy Hambrick (RB: 2000-03, b. 1976), John Hunt (OL: 1984, b. 1962)
Trivia: According to Cliff Harris & Charlie Waters, teammate and ROH inductee Drew Pearson earned a special nickname in recognition of a specific incident -- what was the nickname and how did it come about?
I can only think of "Clutch" because of the Hail Mary?
The nickname they referred to was "Spike". So who knows the story behind it?
Nov 7 - Inducted into Ring of Honor: Don Meredith, Don Perkins (1976), Tom Landry (1993); Signed to practice squad: Michael Brooks (1990); Released: Mitch Willis (1990), Lousaka Polite (2006);
Birthdays: Mike Clark (K: 1968-71, 73; b. 1940), Ron Fellows (DB: 1981-86, b. 1958), Tommy Hart (Assistant coach: 1996-97, b. 1944), Tim Jackson (DB: 1989, b. 1965), Ray Renfro (Assistant coach: 1968-72, b. 1929), Anthony Thomas (RB: 2005, b. 1977)
Trivia: Tom Landry coached six Cowboy players who went on to become NFL head coaches -- who are they?
1) Mike Ditka
2) Dan Reeves
3) Dick Nolan
4) Forrest Gregg
Struggling to come up with any other names. I don't think Del Rio was here until after Landry left.
Jack played for us first in 89 so no not a Landry guy. Danny White was a HC but not in the NFL.
Ray Horton was a Cowboy in 89 as well.
I'll have to think about this some more.
Edit: I looked it up. Patera and Monte Clark.
I was just about to suggest a hint: Seattle and Detroit/SF. Would that have been enough to clear the old cobwebs?
I'm sure everyone would remember Patera on the "Seattle" hint but I wasn't sure y'all would ever get Clark. Well done!!
Grrr, disappointed I didn't come up with Jack Patera. Monte Clark was nowhere near my radar.
Nov 8 - Milestones: Cowboys defeat Giants 16-6 (1998); Activated: Stephen Bowen from practice squad (2006); Signed to practice squad: Remi Ayodele (2006); Waived: J'Vonne Parker (2006);
Fired: Head coach Wade Phillips (2010); Promoted: Jason Garrett to interim head coach (2010); Birthdays: Johnny Holloway (DB: 1986, b. 1963), John Warren (P: 1983-84, b. 1960)
Trivia: On this date in 1998, a new club record of some significance was established; what record was set, who set it, and whose record was broken?
Nov 9 - Milestones: Giants beat Cowboys 38-35 (1980); Released: Scott Ankrom (1989), Tony Dixon (2005); Signed: Robert Perryman (1990), Quinton Caver (2005),
Keylon Kincade (2006), Jeremy Clark (2010); Birthdays: Bob Bercich (DB: 1960-61, b. 1936), Jamal Brooks (LB: 2001-03, b. 1976), Jason Kaiser (DB: 1999, b. 1973)
Trivia: On this day in 1980, Tony Dorsett rushed for 183 yards, one of the Cowboys top ten rushing days; what is unique about that performance compared to the other top ten rushing days?
Gonna go out on a limb here and guess that it is the only time the Cowboys lost the game in one of the top 10 performances?
1. Dick Nolan
2. Jack Patera
3. Dan Reeves
4. Mike Ditka
5. Forrest Gregg
6. Monte Clark