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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Dec 23 - Post-season: Dallas beats Niners 30-28 in divisional round (1973), Dallas beats LA Rams 27-16 in divisional round (1974); Waived: Andy Thorn (2006), Daniel Loper (2011); Signed off practice squad: Scott Chandler by Giants (2009);

    Activated from practice squad: Chauncey Washington (2011); Birthdays: Kris Brown (K: 2010, b. 1976), Melvin Foster (LB: 1992, b. 1966), Dwayne Missouri (DE: 2001, b. 1978)

    Trivia: (1) On this day in 1967, the Cowboys announced a major milestone in franchise history -- what was it?

    (2) Also on this day in 1972, the legend of "Captain Comeback" was born, yet Roger's heroics were overshadowed by another event that day -- what was it?
  2. fgoodwin

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    Dec 24 - Post-season: Dallas beats Browns 52-14 in Eastern Conference Championship Game (1967); Signed: Cornell Burbage (1987); Claimed off waivers: Marq Cerqua from Bucs (2001); Waived: Zack Crockett (2007);

    Birthdays: Michael Batiste (DT/G: 1995, b. 1970), Bob Brotzki (T: 1988, b. 1962), Kevin Burnett (LB: 2005-08, b. 1982), Tody Smith (DE: 1971-72, b. 1948); Deaths: Harvey Martin (2001)

    Trivia: (1) The win over the Browns on this day in 1967 represented a franchise first -- what was it?

    (2) During the period from 1974 to 1982, Harvey Martin led the Cowboys in sacks every year but two -- in which two seasons did Martin NOT lead the Cowboys in sacks?
  3. fgoodwin

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    Dec 25 - Post-season: Cowboys beat Vikings 20-12 in divisional round (1971); Milestones: Cowboys defeat Cardinals 37-13 (1995); Re-signed: Marc Colombo (2008);

    Birthdays: Ermal Allen (Assistant coach: 1962-83, b. 1918), Harry Flaherty (LB: 1987, b. 1961), Jeff Rohrer (LB: 1982-87, b. 1958), Torrin Tucker (OL: 2003-05, b. 1979)

    Trivia: Emmitt Smith set an NFL record (since broken) on this date in 1995 -- what was it?
  4. Diogenes

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    Most TDs in a single season. I don't remember the number. 27? Since broken by LaDainian Tomlinson.
  5. fgoodwin

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    Most rushing TDs (25) in a season is correct (since broken by LT).
  6. Diogenes

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    I just looked this up in an effort to get some more information on it. I couldn't find what I was looking for which was whether or not the record when either Smith or Tomlinson have held it was also most total TDs in a season. Any idea here?

    Something I didn't remember unitl I read it though was that Shaun Alexander held the record in between Emmitt and LT.
  7. fgoodwin

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    Dec 26 - Post-season: Dallas beats Detroit 5-0 in divisional round (1970), Dallas beats Bears 37-7 in divisional round (1977), Rams beat Dallas 24-17 in Wild Card round (1983); Signed: Tony Dixon & Shaun Suisham (2005),

    Andy Thorn (2006), Daniel Loper (2011); Waived: Billy Cundiff (2005); Activated from practice squad: Rodney Hannah (2008); Birthdays: Chris Gronkowski (FB: 2010, b. 1986), Curvin Richards (RB: 1991-92, b. 1968)

    Trivia: (1) What is Dallas' record in games played on this day? (2) What do all the games have in common? (3) As a Cowboy, what was Curvin Richards best known for?
  8. fgoodwin

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    Dec 27 - Milestones: Clint Murchison signs Tom Landry to a personal services contract (1959), Cowboys defeat Bears, 27-14 (1992), Cowboys defeat Redskins, 23-7 (1998), Cowboys defeat Redskins, 17-0 (2009);

    Drafted: Bob Lilly (1st rd), Sonny Davis (4th rd), Don Talbert (8th rd), Glynn Gregory (9th rd) (1960); Re-signed: Patrick Crayton (2007); Signed: Chris Greisen (2010); Birthdays: Gene Babb (LB-FB: 1960-61, b. 1934), Chris Cooper (DL: 2004, b. 1977)

    Trivia: Several records were set this day: (1) What franchise record was set this day in 1992?

    (2) What division record was set on this day in 1998?

    (3) What NFL record did the Cowboys set on this day in 1998?

    (4) What all-time individual record was set on this day in 1998?

    (5) What series milestone was reached this day in 2009?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Good question -- I'm afraid I don't know.
  10. fgoodwin

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    Dec 28 - Post-season: Browns beat Dallas 38-14 in Eastern Conference Championship Game (1969), Dallas beats Vikings 17-14 in divisional round (1975), Dallas beats Rams 34-13 in Wild Card round (1980), Dallas beats Vikings 40-15 in Wild Card round (1996);

    Drafted: Lynn Hoyem (19th rd) (1960); Waived: Curvin Richards (1992), Matt Lehr (2008); Activated from practice squad: Lousaka Polite (2004); Honors: Ware, Witten, Ratliff, Gurode, and McBriar selected to Pro Bowl (2010);

    Birthdays: Darrick Brownlow (LB: 1991, 1994; b. 1968), Everson Walls (DB: 1981-89, b. 1959), Mark Washington (DB: 1970-78, b. 1947), Tony Wise (Assistant coach: 1989-92, b. 1951)

    Trivia: The victory over the Rams in 1980 helped Tom Landry achieve a personal milestone -- what was it?
  11. fgoodwin

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    Dec 29 - Post-season: Dallas beats Bears 17-13 in Wild Card round (1991); Signed: Jerry Rhome (1964); Retired: Darren Woodson (2004); Birthdays: Louis Mackey (LB: 2001-02, b. 1977),

    Sean Payton (Assistant HC: 2003-05, b. 1963), Clint Stoerner (QB: 2000-02, b. 1977), Shaun Suisham (K: 2005-06, 2009; b. 1981), Tony Tolbert (DE: 1989-97, b. 1967); Deaths: Woodley Lewis (d. 2000)

    Trivia: (1) What was the significance of the win over the Bears?

    (2) Stoerner was one of eight QBs to start a Cowboy game between Aikman and Romo -- who were the others?
  12. Diogenes

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    Bledsoe
    Testaverde
    Wright
    Henson
    Hutchinson
    Carter
    Leaf
  13. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  14. Diogenes

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    Other than it being the first playoff win under Jimmy or any coach not named Landry, I'm not sure.
  15. fgoodwin

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    Dec 30 - Post-season: Vikings beat Dallas 27-10 in NFC Championship Game (1973), Dallas beats Falcons 27-20 in divisional round (1978), Rams beat Dallas 21-19 in divisional round (1979);

    Acquired: Sam Baker from Browns (1961); Fired: Headcoach Dave Campo (2002); Signed: Kris Brown (2010); Birthdays: Keith Davis (DB: 2002, 2004-08; b. 1978), Mel Renfro (DB-RB: 1964-77, b. 1941); Deaths: Bedford Wynne (1989)

    Trivia: (1) On this day in 1973, Golden Richards set a team playoff record that still stands -- what is it?

    (2) Mel Renfro still holds three Cowboys career records -- what are they?

    (3) Sports Illustrated once included Mel in its "Faces in the Crowd" section when he was still in high school -- for what achievement did SI feature Renfro?

    (4) Who was Bedford Wynne and what was his relationship to the Cowboys?
  16. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  17. E_DC

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    (1) Got me stumped on that one

    (2) Interceptions, kickoff return avg. (30 yards per attempt), can't remember the third one

    (3) Mel was a big track star in high school. In one meet, he scored more points than every team at the meet except one.

    (4) Bedford Wynne was the minority owner of the Cowboys with Clint Murchison Jr. and his brother John being majority owners.
  18. fgoodwin

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    Longest punt return for a TD (63 yds)
    Interception return yardage
    Well done!
  19. fgoodwin

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    Dec 31 - Post-season: Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL Championship Game (1967), Redskins beat Dallas 26-3 in NFC Championship Game (1972); Activated from practice squad: Vontrell Jamison (2005),

    Chris Greisen (2010), Chris Griesen & Chris Jones (2011); Waived: Daniel Loper (2011); Fired: special teams coach Bruce Read (2008); Birthdays: Golden Richards (WR: 1973-78, b. 1950)

    Trivia: (1) How many times did the vaunted Packer defense sack Cowboy QB Don Meredith during the Ice Bowl?

    (2) How many times did Doomsday sack Packer QB Bart Starr?

    (3) Who had the play-by-play call for the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network?
  20. fgoodwin

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    Jan 1 - Post-season: Packers beat Dallas 34-27 in NFL Championship Game (1967), Dallas beats Vikings 23-6 in NFC Championship Game (1978); Signed: Ralph Neely (1965);

    Promoted: Tex Schramm from VP-GM to President (1966); Birthdays: Billy Lothridge (P: 1964, b. 1942), Billy Parks (WR: 1972, b. 1948), Greg Schaum (DE: 1976, b. 1954)

    Trivia: (1) What was the significance of the 1-1-67 title game?

    (2) Early in the 1967 game, a Cowboy mistake led to the 2nd Packer TD -- what was the mistake and who made it?

    (3) A Packer mistake gave the Cowboys a first and goal at the two with just under two minutes to play -- what was the mistake and who made it?

    (4) Don Perkins set a playoff record in the 1967 game that stood until 2010 -- what was the record he set, who broke it and when?

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