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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. Diogenes

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    1) The Zero Club - "Thou shalt not seek publicity."

    2) Pat Toomay.

    3) This one is haunting me.

    4) He was referring to Clint Longley and his game winning bomb to Drew Pearson on Thanksgiving Day 1974. (One of the best backhanded compliments ever dished out)
  2. fgoodwin

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    Correct! #3 was a member of the Fourth Estate, if that helps.
  3. fgoodwin

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    Jan 31 - Drafted: Jim Arneson (12), Les Strayhorn (17) (1973); Signed: Charley Young (1974), Jermaine Jones (2001); Post-season: Dallas beats Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII (1993); Media: Emmitt Smith on cover of SI (1994);

    Honors: Bob Hayes elected to HOF (2009), Larry Allen and DeMarcus Ware named to NFL All-Decade Team (2010); Hired: Matt Eberflus as LB coach (2011); Birthdays: Orlando Scandrick (DB: 2008-12, b. 1985), Bruce Thornton (DB: 2004, b. 1980)

    Trivia: A total of five players who spent all or part of their careers with the Cowboys made the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s. In addition to Larry Allen and DeMarcus Ware, who were the other three?
  4. fgoodwin

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    Feb 1 - Hired: Red Hickey as assistant coach (1964); Draft: Bill Thomas (1), Robert Newhouse (2a), John Babinecz (2b), Mike Keller (3a), Marv Bateman (3b), Ralph Coleman (8), Jean Fugett (13) (1972); Traded: Margene Adkins to Saints (1972);

    Pro Bowl: NFC defeats AFC 21-7 (1982); Media: Troy Aikman on cover of TSN (1993); Birthdays: E.J. Jones (RB: 1987, b. 1962), Mike Ulufale (DL: 1996; b. 1972), Wade Wilson (QB: 1995-97; QB coach: 2000-02, 2007-10; b. 1959)

    Trivia: On this day in 1982, several Cowboys led the NFC to victory in the Pro Bowl. (1) How many Cowboys were named to the Pro Bowl after the 1981 season? (2) Who were they?
  5. Phoenix

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    TO was 2nd team.
    La'Roi Glover was 2nd team.
    Zach Thomas was 2nd team.
  6. fgoodwin

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    Correct
  7. fgoodwin

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    Feb 2 - Retired: Kurt Petersen (1988); Pro Bowl: NFC defeats AFC 21-15 (1992); Signed: Brandon Noble (1999); Birthdays: James Dixon (WR & RB: 1989-91; b. 1967), Patrick Jeffers (WR: 1998; b. 1973), Charlie Williams (DB: 1995-00; b. 1972)

    Trivia: Nine Cowboys were named to the 1992 Pro Bowl. (1) Who were they? (2) Which Cowboy was named MVP of the game and what was his stat line?
  8. fgoodwin

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    Feb 3 - Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21 (1991); Hired: Norv Turner as Offensive Coordinator (1991), Clarence Shelmon as RB coach (1998), Todd Bowles as secondary coach (2005);

    Re-signed: Dave Campo, Hudson Houck, Jim Bates, Mike Zimmer, Steve Hoffman (1998); Retired: Emmitt Smith (2005); Honors: Michael Irvin voted into HOF (2007)

    True or False: the Cowboys have had at least one player in the Pro Bowl every season since 1960.
  9. fgoodwin

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    Feb 4 - Honors: Troy Aikman & Rayfield Wright voted into the HOF (2006); Birthdays: Halvor Hagen (Cowboys G: 1969-70; b. 1947 Oslo, NOR), Andy Thorn (TE: 2006, b. 1982), Fred Whittingham (LB; 1969, b. 1939); Deaths: Broderick Thompson (2002)

    True or False: 2006 is the only year that multiple Cowboys were voted into the HOF at the same time.
  10. Phoenix

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    Happy 71st Birthday, Roger Staubach!! :worthy2::clap2::cheers::beer1::fogeys::dance2: :flagwave::mchammer::mummy::spidey::america: :lombardi:
  11. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

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    ^ the original Captain America saving games before Tom B (aka Captain America II) was in diapers. ;)

    Don't get me wrong - I like Brady...because he reminds me of Roger in a number of ways.

    BTW, Drew needs to join him in the HOF.
  12. fgoodwin

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    Feb 6 - Media: Cowboys defense on cover of TSN (1993); Honors: Emmitt Smith elected to HOF: (2010); Birthdays: Nathan Davis (DT: 1999, b. 1974), Doug Donley (WR: 1981-84, b. 1959),

    John Dutton (DT: 1979-87, b. 1951), Tommy Haynes (DB: 1987, b. 1963), Bill Roe (LB: 1980, b. 1958), Roland Solomon (DB: 1980, b. 1956); Deaths: Brad Ecklund (2010)

    Trivia: What was Donley's nickname?
  13. fgoodwin

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    Feb 7 - Honors: Drew Pearson and Clint Murchison inducted into the Texas Sports HOF (2011); Birthdays: Willie Blade (DT: 2003, b. 1979), Amos Bullocks (RB: 1962-64, b. 1939), Morris Claiborne (CB: 2012, b. 1990), Chris Christian (b. 1955), Frank Clarke (E: 1960-67, b. 1934)

    Trivia: (1) How did the Cowboys acquire Clarke? (2) Clarke holds a unique distinction among his team mates who joined the Cowboys at the same time he did; what is it?
  14. fgoodwin

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    Feb 8 - Signed: Ken Hutcherson (1974); Media: Troy Aikman featured on cover of SI (1993); Hired: Wade Phillips as Head Coach (2007); Birthdays: Ed Nutting (T: 1963, b. 1939)

    Trivia: (1) On this day in 1963, the Cowboys "won" without playing a down -- what happened? (2) What was Clint Murchison's famous quip about the victory?
  15. Phoenix

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    Did this all have something to do with the Hail to the Redskins song ownership thingy?
  16. fgoodwin

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    On this day in 1963, Lamar Hunt announced he was moving his AFL Texans to Kansas City.

    When asked about the development, Clint Murchison allegedly said: "We flipped a coin and the winner got to leave town" (also attributed to Frank Luksa).
  17. fgoodwin

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    Feb 9 - Signed: Remi Ayodele (2007); Hired: Reggie Herring as LB coach (2008); Birthdays: Terry Billups (DB: 1998, b. 1975); Kevin Brooks (DT: 1985-88, b. 1963), Jimmy Smith (WR: 1992, b. 1969), Danny White (QB & P: 1976-88, b. 1952); Deaths: Ermal Allen (1988)

    Trivia: Roger Staubach gave White this nickname; what was it?
  18. fgoodwin

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    Feb 10 - Birthdays: Rodrigo Barnes (LB: 1973-74, b. 1950), Courtney Brown (DB: 2007-08, b. 1984), Cornell Green (DB: 1962-74, b. 1940), Daryl Johnston (FB: 1989-99, b. 1966), Angelo King (LB: 1981-83, b.1958), Orlando Scandrick (DB: 2008-12, 1987), Rodney Wallace (OL: 1971-73, b. 1949)

    Trivia: (1) Cornell Green had a "wardrobe malfunction" as a rookie; what was it? (2) What is Daryl Johnston's nickname and how did he get it? (3) After retiring Johnston authored a book -- what is the title?
  19. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

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    "America's Punter"
  20. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Correct!

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