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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Dec 1 - Lost to free agency: Glenn Carano (1983); Waived: Rod Harris (1990), Scott Chandler (2010); Activated from practice squad: Martin Rucker (2010);

    Birthdays: Mario Edwards (CB: 2000-03, b. 1975), Onzy Elam (LB: 1989, b. 1964), Kurt Ploeger (DL: 1986, b. 1962), Robert Thomas (FB-LB: 1998-02, b. 1974), Steve Walsh (QB: 1989-90, b. 1966)

    Trivia: (1) Which team signed Glenn Carano away from the Cowboys? (2) How many draft picks did the Cowboys receive when they traded Steve Walsh to the Saints? Who did the Cowboys take with those draft picks?
  2. Diogenes

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    The Cowboys received 3 picks, a 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounder for Walsh. If memory serves, we used one (or 2?) in a deal with Pittsburgh which ended up with us drafting Emmitt Smith. Another one resulted in us drafting Erik Williams. Not too bad of a return on the Walsh investment.
  3. fgoodwin

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    The Cowboys got two picks for Walsh: 1991 third round pick (#70-Erik Williams) and 1992 second round pick (#52-Patrick Rowe).

    Emmitt came via a choice from Pittsburgh when we swapped first round picks (our pick came from Minnesota via the Herschel Walker deal).
  4. fgoodwin

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    Dec 2 - Drafted: Mel Renfro (2nd rd), Perry Lee Dunn (4th rd), Billy Lothridge (6th rd), Bob Hayes (7th rd), Jake Kupp (9th rd), Roger Staubach (10th rd), Jerry Rhome (13th rd) (1963);

    Activated from taxi squad: Mike Montgomery (1972); Waived: Tody Smith (1972), Derek Ross (2003); Birthdays: Billy Owens (DB: 1988, b. 1965)

    Trivia: (1) The Cowboys' 1963 draft (for the '64 season) netted three future HOFers; only one team has ever netted more HOFers in a single draft. Which team was it, when did they do it, and who did they draft?

    (2) What is the Cowboys' W-L record on games played on this day?
  5. Diogenes

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    Are you sure the Cowboys only received two picks for Walsh?

    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/26/s...all-walsh-of-cowboys-is-traded-to-saints.html


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Walsh_(American_football)


    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1990-12-30/sports/9003050388_1_saints-trade-steve-walsh
  6. fgoodwin

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    You're right. The Saints did indeed trade a first round pick for Walsh (that should have been obvious since Walsh was himself a first round supplemental pick for which the Cowboys gave up their first round pick in the 1990 draft -- how in the world did I overlook that!!).

    The Cowboys then traded that 1991 first round pick to New England:

    The Pats traded their 1991 first round pick (#17-Bobby Wilson) and a 1991 fourth round pick (#110-Kevin Harris) to the Cowboys for their 1991 first round pick (#14-Leonard Russell) on 4-21-1991.

    The Saints also traded a third round pick in the 1991 draft to the Cowboys and we used that to select Erik Williams.

    Finally, the Saints traded a 1992 second round pick (#52) to the Cowboys; we traded that pick to the Browns in a multi-choice deal:

    Browns traded their 1992 second round pick (#36-Jimmy Smith) and their 1992 fifth round pick (#121-Rod Milstead) to the Cowboys for their 1992 second round pick (#52-Patrick Rowe), a 1992 third round pick (#78-Gerald Dixon), a 1992 sixth round pick (#163-George Williams), a 1992 eighth round pick (#222-Mike Pawlawski), and a 1992 twelfth round pick (#329-Tim Simpson) on 4-25-1992.

    So my response was WAY off; in terms of the three draft choices we got from the Saints, we used only one of them directly to select Erick Williams; the others were packaged with players and draft picks in other deals.

    Thanx for keeping me honest!
  7. fgoodwin

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    Dec 3 - Signed: Billy Lothridge (1963); Waived: Peerless Price (2005); Activated from practice squad: Lonyae Miller (2010); Deaths: Andy Cvercko (2010)

    Trivia: (1) Lonyae Miller was activated to replace someone on special teams -- who did he replace? (2) Peerless Price was released due to his lack of performance -- why did Dallas sign him in the first place?
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    Dec 5 - Signed: Mel Renfro (1963), Kenny Duckett (1985); Milestones: Cowboys beat Redskins 24-10 (1982); Waived: Leon Gonzalez (1985), Quincy Butler (2008); Activated from practice squad: Alonzo Coleman (2008);

    Birthdays: Vince Courville (WR: 1987, b. 1959), Babe Laufenberg (QB: 1989-90, b. 1959), Kevin Ogletree (WR: 2009-12, b. 1987), Marvin White (S: 2009, b. 1983), John Wooten (Scout & personnel director: 1975-91, b. 1936); Deaths: Otto Brown (2006), Don Meredith (2010)

    Trivia: On this date in 1982, the Cowboys achieved a significant milestone in Tom Landry's coaching career -- what was it?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Dec 6 - Milestones: Cowboys beat the Colts 37-13 (1981), Cowboys beat the Seahawks 43-39 (2004); Birthdays: Mike Dowdle (LB: 1960-62; b. 1937), James Jones (RB: 1980-82, 84-85; b. 1958), Obert Logan (DB: 1965-66, b. 1941)

    Trivia: (1) On this day in 1981, Tony Dorsett rushed for 175 yards against the Colts; how many times had Tony rushed for 175 yards or more up to that time?

    (2) On this day in 2004, rookie Julius Jones rushed for 198 yards against the Seahawks; how many TDs did Jones score?
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    Dec 8 - Milestones: 49ers defeat Cowboys 31-27 (2002); Signed: Jason McKie (2002), Kenwin Cummings (2010); Waived: Skyler Green (2006); Claimed off waivers: Clifton Geathers from Seattle (2010); Birthdays: David Howard (LB: 1989-90, b. 1961)

    Trivia: on this date in 2002, this Cowboy scored the only TD of his career. Who was the player and how did he score?
  11. Diogenes

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    It took me awhile to come up with what I think is the correct answer.

    Was it Woody Danzler? If so, it was a kickoff return for a TD.
  12. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Dec 9 - Milestones: Cowboys beat Redskins 34-24 (1972); Re-signed: Gerald Sensabaugh (2011); Activated from practice squad: Andre Holmes (2011);

    Birthdays: Chris Boniol (K: 1994-96, Assistant coach: 2010-11; b. 1971), Andrew Davison (DB: 2003, b. 1979), Gerald White (RB: 1987, b. 1964)

    Trivia: (1) On this day in 1972 who accomplished something no player had ever done for the Cowboys up to that time? (2) Who was Chris Boniol's holder in 1994?
  14. Diogenes

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    I'm going to take a wild stab at this and guess Jay Novacek?
  15. fgoodwin

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    My records say Troy Aikman but frankly I'm finding that hard to believe.
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    Dec 10 - Waived: John Wilbur (1966); Activated from taxi squad: Dick Daniels (1966); Moved to taxi squad: Joe Williams (1971); Milestones: Eagles beat Cowboys 20-17 (1995);

    Media: Terrell Owens featured on the cover of The Sporting News (2007); Birthdays: Dick Van Raaphorst (K: 1964, b. 1942)

    Trivia: The Cowboys' loss to the Eagles on this day in 1995 is remembered for a controversial decision -- what was it?
  17. fgoodwin

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    Dec 11 - Activated from practice squad: Michael Brooks & Mitch Willis (1990), Alan Ball (2007); Waived: Louis Cheek (1990), Remi Ayodele (2007); Claimed off waivers: Scott Shanle from Rams (2003);

    Milestones: Cowboys lose to the Giants 37-34 (2011); Birthdays: Clifton Geathers (DE: 2010-11, b. 1987), James Whalen (TE: 2000-03, b. 1977); deaths: Bum Bright (2004)

    Trivia: (1) What were the records of the Cowboys and Giants coming into the game on this day in 2011?

    (2) The Giants ended a ____ game losing streak with the win.

    (3) Besides losing the game, what else happened that had a major impact on the rest of the Cowboys' 2011 season?
  18. fgoodwin

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    Dec 13 - Signed: Junior Glymph (2005), Sammy Morris, Mana Silva (2011); Birthdays: Mike Keller (LB: 1972, b. 1949), Rob Ryan (Defensive Coordinator: 2011-12, b. 1962)

    Trivia: Who did Ryan replace as Defensive Coordinator?
  19. Diogenes

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    You served up a softball. :) Paul Pasqualoni
  20. fgoodwin

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    Pasqualoni is correct! It's only a softball if you know the answer. :)

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