Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.
Good guess -- it was actually Bob Hayes.
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?
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?
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?
The hitting machine
Lee and Jordan 21 in one game
Eugene the Hittin' Machine set the Cowboy single season record of 222 tackles in 1989.
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?
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?
The one I know is Captain Crash, Cliff Harris!
Parts of SB X against the Steelers were filmed and used in the movie.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?