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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. Phoenix

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    Tony Hill?
  2. fgoodwin

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    Good guess -- it was actually Bob Hayes.
  3. fgoodwin

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    Mar 7 - Lost in free agency: Robert Bailey to Dolphins (1996), Kevin Hardy to Bengals (2003), Julius Jones to Seahawks (2008); Hired: Wade Wilson as QB coach (2000); Waived: Troy Aikman (2001);

    Re-signed: Larry Allen (2002), Terrance Copper & Patrick Crayton (2006), Birthdays: Steve Beuerlein (QB: 1991-92, b. 1965), Billy Joe DuPree (TE: 1973-83, b. 1950)

    Trivia: How many attempts, completions and yards did Beuerlein have in SB 27?
  4. fgoodwin

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    Mar 8 - Re-signed: Erik Bickerstaff, Sean Ryan (2005); Birthdays: Dale Jones (LB: 1987, b. 1963), Eugene Lockhart (LB: 1984-90, b. 1961), Marcus Spears (DE: 2005-12, b. 1983), Kendell Watkins (TE: 1995, b. 1973), Kenny Wheaton (DB: 1997-99, b. 1975)

    Trivia: (1) What is Lockhart's nickname? (2) He holds the Cowboys single season record of how many tackles?
  5. fgoodwin

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    Mar 9 - Re-signed: Marc Colombo (2007); Birthdays: Neill Armstrong (Assistant coach: 1982-89, b. 1926), Antonio Bryant (WR: 2002-04, b. 1981), Mike Kiselak (OL: 1998, b. 1967), Tony Taylor (RB: 2001, b. 1978), Ron Widby (P: 1968-71, b. 1945)

    Trivia: (1) As a rookie Widby set two individual Cowboy records that still stand -- what are they? (2) For which team did Widby play before he joined the Cowboys?
  6. jobberone

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    The hitting machine
    Woodson 1380
    Lee and Jordan 21 in one game
  7. fgoodwin

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    Eugene the Hittin' Machine set the Cowboy single season record of 222 tackles in 1989.
  8. fgoodwin

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    Mar 10 - Signed: John Jett (1993), Dan Campbell (2003), Gerald Sensabaugh (2009); Hired: Jim Jeffcoat as assistant DL coach (1998); Released: Jason Fabini (2007);

    Birthdays: Martellus Bennett (TE: 2008-11, b. 1987), Bill Herchman (DT: 1960-61, b. 1933), Danny McCray (DB: 2010-12, b. 1988), Mark Walen (DL: 1987-88, b. 1963)

    Trivia: Not many Cowboys have worn #43; in addition to Sensabaugh, #43 was made famous by two former greats -- who are they?
  9. fgoodwin

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    Mar 11 - Media: "Black Sunday" debuts (1977); Signed: Fred Strickland (1996), Marcellus Wiley (2004), Kyle Kosier (2006); Re-signed: Andre Gurode (2006); Lost in free agency: Keith Davis to Dolphins (2008); Birthdays: Melissa Rycroft (DCC: 2006-07, b. 1983)

    Trivia: "Black Sunday" was released on this day in 1977; how is the film related to the Cowboys?
  10. Phoenix

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    The one I know is Captain Crash, Cliff Harris!
  11. Diogenes

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    Parts of SB X against the Steelers were filmed and used in the movie.
  12. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Mar 13 - Draft: Cowboys obtain the rights to 36 veterans in the NFL's 1st Expansion Draft (1960); Signed: Lynn Scott & Al Singleton (2003), Akin Ayodele (2006);

    Lost in free agency: Scott Fujita to Saints (2006); Released: Terence Newman (2012); Birthdays: Tony Hutson (G: 1997-99, b. 1974), Louis-Philippe Ladouceur (C: 2005-12, b. 1981)

    Trivia: (1) The 1960 Topps Cowboy teamset includes four players from the expansion draft who never played for the Cowboys; who are they?

    (2) Only three players from the expansion draft lasted three or more seasons with the Cowboys; who were they?

    (3) Apparently L.P. LaDouceur and his girlfriend are at odds over their NBA loyalties; he's a fan of the Mavericks but she is a fan of which team?
  14. fgoodwin

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    Mar 14 - Hired: Brad Ecklund as assistant coach (1960); Drafted: Phil Clark (3rd), Sims Stokes (6th) Rayfield Wright (7th), Harold Deters (12th) (1967); Lost in free agency: Dan Campbell to Lions (2006), Nate Jones to Dolphins (2008), Laurent Robinson to Jags (2012);

    Released: Keyshawn Johnson (2006); Signed: Mackenzy Bernadeau, Brandon Carr, Kyle Orton, Lawrence Vickers (2012); Birthdays: Rod Hill (DB: 1982-83, b. 1959), Mike MacIntyre (Assistant coach: 2003-06 b. 1965), Peppi Zellner (DE: 1999-02, b. 1975)

    Trivia: (1) Brad "Whitie" Ecklund was the first assistant coach hired by the Cowboys, but the job wasn't his first exposure to Dallas; what was Ecklund's previous experience in Dallas?

    (2) On this day in 1967, the Cowboys drafted a wide receiver prospect who failed to make the active roster, but went on to a Hall of Fame career in another sport -- who was he?
  15. fgoodwin

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    Mar 15 - Re-signed: Billy Howton to three year contract (1961); Retired: Billy Joe DuPree (1984); Signed: Dan Connor (2012); Birthdays: Merrill Douglas (FB: 1961, b. 1936), Bonnie-Jill Laflin (DCC: 1996, b. 1976)

    Trivia: After her DCC stint, Miss Laflin continued her career in sports -- what is her current job?
  16. Phoenix

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  17. fgoodwin

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    Mar 16 - Re-signed: Charles Haley (1993), Kevin Ogletree (2012); Lost in free agency: Ryan Fowler to Titans (2007); Signed: Nate Livings (2012);

    Birthdays: Rich Borresen (TE: 1987, b. 1964), Garry Cobb (LB: 1988-89, b. 1957), Nate Livings (G: 2012, b. 1982), Rodney Peete (QB: 1994, b. 1966), Mitch Willis (DL: 1990, b. 1962)

    Trivia: Who had the higher passer rating in 1994, Troy Aikman or Rodney Peete?
  18. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Mar 17 - Signed: Kerry Brady (1987), Jackie Harris (2000), Jason Fabini & Ryan Hannam (2006); Lost in free agency: Chris Boniol to Eagles (1997); Released: Jacob Rogers (2006);

    Re-signed: Evan Oglesby (2008); Birthdays: Frank Verducci (OL coach: 2002, b. 1957), Tyson Walter (OL: 2002-2004, b. 1978); Deaths: Wilford Jones (2007), Dale Memmelaar (2009)

    Trivia: Who was Wilford Jones?
  20. fgoodwin

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    Mar 18 - Name change: Dallas franchise changes its name to "Cowboys" (1960); Signed: Drew Henson (2004), Terrell Owens (2006); Birthdays: Orantes Grant (LB: 2000-01, b. 1979), Beasley Reece (DB: 1976, b. 1954)

    Trivia: On this date in 1960, GM Tex Schramm announces the franchise is changing its name to the "Cowboys"; what was the previous name and why was the name change necessary?

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