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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Pearson jumped and spiked a ball against the Giants in 1976, and damaged cartilage in his knee when he landed wrong. Landry sent him back into the game later, and sent him on a deep pattern where he scored another touchdown. The injury hobbled him in the playoff loss to the Rams in the divisional round.
  2. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys lost the game - 38-35 to the Giants.
  3. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Nov 10 - Signed to developmental squad: Scott Ankrom (1989); Signed: Jimmy Saddler-McQueen (2010), Daniel Loper (2011);

    Birthdays: Chris Canty (DE: 2005-08, b. 1982), Les Miles (Assistant Coach: 1998-00, b. 1953), Lance Poimbeouf (G: 1963, b. 1940)

    Trivia: Ankrom was activated in Nov 22, 1989; he was the first 12th round draft pick to make the active roster since who?
  4. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Three in a row -- well played!
  5. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Nov 11 - Activated from taxi squad: Malcolm Walker (1966); Released: Marcus Coleman (2006); Waived: Stephen Hodge (2010);

    Births: Lin Elliott (K: 1992-93, b. 1968), Bob Fry (T: 1960-64, b. 1930), John Jett (P: 1993-96, b. 1968); Deaths: Dick Nolan (2007)

    Trivia: Walker was a 2nd round draft pick in 1965; why was he on the taxi squad in 1966?
  6. fgoodwin

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    Nov 12 - Waived: Daniel Loper (2011); Activated from practice squad: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (2011); Births: Sam Baker (K: 1962-63, b. 1929),

    Alois Blackwell (RB: 1978-79, b. 1954), Cliff Harris (DB: 1970-79, b. 1948), Jimmy Harris (DB: 1961, b. 1934, d. 2011), Jim Myers (Assistant coach: 1962-72, b. 1921)

    Trivia: Harris and fellow DB Charlie Waters both joined the Cowboys in 1970 -- for how many seasons were they paired as a FS / SS tandem?
  7. Diogenes

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    I know Waters played corner for several years and was injured for an entire season one year. I'm going to take a wild stab at it and say 3?
  8. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Close; it was four seasons (1975-78).
  9. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Nov 13 - Claimed off waivers: Duriel Harris from Browns (1984); Waived: John Warren (1984), John Dutton (1987);

    Milestones: Cowboys defeat Bills 44-7 (2011); Births: Cyril Pinder (RB: 1973, b. 1946), Vinny Testaverde (QB: 2004, b. 1963)

    Trivia: (1) On this date in 2011 the Cowboys put up 44 point against the Bills; when was the last time the Cowboys scored 44 (or more) points?

    (2) The margin of victory was 37 points -- when was the last time the Cowboys defeated an opponent by 37 (or more) points?

    (3) In the same game, Tony Romo set a club record for completion %; what was his compl %, what was the old record and who held it?
  10. Phoenix

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    I think it was about 4 years ago in the opening game of the season (last one at Texas Stadium I think) when the Cowboys beat the Giants 45-35. I was at that game...my one and only time at Texas Stadium :)
  11. fgoodwin

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    Correct -- it was the 2007 season opener -- you picked a good one!
  12. fgoodwin

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    Nov 14 - Waived: Harold Carmichael (1984), Dennis McKinnon (1990), Tyrone Williams (2004); Activated from practice squad: Dave Harper (1990); Milestones: Cowboys beat Giants 33-20 (2010);

    Birthdays: Rod Harris (WR: 1990, b. 1966), Ben Noll (G: 2004-05, b. 1981), Kyle Orton (QB: 2012, b. 1982), Junior Siavii (DT: 2009, b. 1978)

    Trivia: (1) What was significant about the Cowboys' win over the Giants on this day in 2010?

    (2) The win broke a ___ game losing streak for the Cowboys and a ___ game winning streak for the Giants?

    (3) Who was the starting QB and what were his stats?

    (4) The game also featured a 101 yd return of an interception for a TD; who made the pick and the score?
  13. fgoodwin

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    Nov 15 - Media: Emmitt Smith wins "Dancing With the Stars" (2006); Waived: Chris Jones (2011); Signed: Daniel Loper (2011);

    Birthdays: Brooks Bollinger (QB: 2008, b. 1979), Larry Cole (DL: 1968-80, b. 1946), Jorge Diaz (G: 2000, b. 1973)

    Trivia: (1) Cole was known as "Bubba" but he had another nickname -- what was it?

    (2) What did Cole have to say about the eleven year gap between his 3rd and 4th TD returns?

    (3) His four TDs came against which team(s)?
  14. Diogenes

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    1) Jason Garrett's first win as HC and Jon Kitna's first win as starting QB

    2) Broke a 5 game losing streak for us (Don't know Giants streak)

    3) Kitna - I know he had over 300 yards and at least 2 TD's

    4) Bryan McCann
  15. Diogenes

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    This one is in my wheelhouse :)

    1) Bubber Frank

    2) Anyone can have an off decade

    3) Redskins (Sweet!)


    Was also a member of the "Zero Club" along with Blaine Nye and Pat Toomay.

    http://users.conwaycorp.net/tstone/zero.htm
  16. fgoodwin

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    A five game win streak for the Giants. Well done.
  17. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    The nickname I was looking for was "Lurch"'; very good.
  18. fgoodwin

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    Nov 16 - Milestones: Cards defeat Cowboys 38-0 (1970); Media: Cowboys featured on cover of SI (1992); Birthdays: Harvey Martin (DE: 1973-83, b. 1950), Kevin Sweeney (QB: 1987-88, b. 1963)

    Trivia: (1) Martin holds the Cowboys' unofficial team record for sacks (sacks were not officially recorded prior to 1982); what is Martin's unofficial team record career sack total?

    (2) What is the significance of the Cowboys' loss to the Cardinals on this day in 1970?

    (3) Which Cowboys were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated issued this day in 1992?
  19. fgoodwin

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    Nov 17 - Rights acquired: Ralph Neely from Oilers (1966); Milestones: Bears defeat Cowboys 44-0 (1985); Birthdays: Joe Avezzano (Assistant coach: 1990-02, b. 1943),

    Bobby Joe Conrad (WR: 1969, b. 1935), Butch Davis (Assistant coach: 1989-94, b. 1951), Ken Frost (DT: 1961-62, b. 1938)

    Trivia: (1) On this day in 1985, the Bears dominated the Cowboys 44-0; who started at QB for the Bears?

    (2) Who finished the game as Bears' QB?

    (3) Starter Danny White was knocked out and Gary Hogeboom finished the game as the Cowboys' QB; which Bear player knocked out White?
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    Fuller started.
    ?Payton finished. Really have no clue.
    ?Dent

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