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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    Thanks, and me too!
  2. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    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?
  3. fgoodwin

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    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?
  4. fgoodwin

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    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?
  5. fgoodwin

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    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?
  6. Diogenes

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    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.
  7. fgoodwin

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    Correct and correct!!
  8. fgoodwin

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    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?
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I can only think of "Clutch" because of the Hail Mary?
  10. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    The nickname they referred to was "Spike". So who knows the story behind it?
  11. fgoodwin

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    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?
  12. Diogenes

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    1) Mike Ditka
    2) Dan Reeves
    3) Dick Nolan
    4) Forrest Gregg
    5) ?
    6) ?

    Struggling to come up with any other names. I don't think Del Rio was here until after Landry left.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    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.
  14. fgoodwin

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    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!!
  15. Diogenes

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    Grrr, disappointed I didn't come up with Jack Patera. Monte Clark was nowhere near my radar.
  16. fgoodwin

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    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?
  17. fgoodwin

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    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?
  18. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    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?
  19. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Correct!
  20. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    1. Dick Nolan
    2. Jack Patera
    3. Dan Reeves
    4. Mike Ditka
    5. Forrest Gregg
    6. Monte Clark

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