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This Day in Cowboys History

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

  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Active Member

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    Actually Scott had 19 tackles as a rookie. Not much of a trivia question but I didn't have much to work with. Tonight's question will be better.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I gave up after 30 minutes. Sometimes there is inconsistency with tackle figures so I thought what the hell?
  3. fgoodwin

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    I don't blame you and it wasn't a bad guess. I apologize for the lousy question, but keep an eye on tonite's question.
  4. fgoodwin

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    Jun 2 - Traded: Steve DeOssie to Giants (1989); Birthdays: Tex Schramm (GM: 1960-89; b. 1920)

    Trivia: What three words did Thomas once use to describe Schramm? What was Tex's classic retort?
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    "Sick, demented and dishonest"

    The response from Cowboys' general manager Tex Schramm was "he got two out of three right."
  6. fgoodwin

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    Correct
  7. fgoodwin

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    Jun 3 - Traded: Tony Dorsett to Broncos (1988); Birthdays: Lee Roy Caffey (LB: 1971, b. 1941); Deaths: Doug Todd (Cowboys PR Director: 1971-89, d. 1997)

    Trivia: Caffey and a fellow Cowboy attended Texas A&M; after college both played for the Eagles. Who was Caffey's team mate?
  8. fgoodwin

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    Jun 4 - Signed: Clarence Alberts, Paul Billingsley, Roy Buford, Ronnie Pettis (1974); Birthdays: Antonio Anderson (DL: 1997-98, b. 1973), Curtis Stewart (RB: 1989, b. 1963)

    Trivia: The Cleveland Browns selected Anderson in their 1999 expansion draft. Each team exposed five players to the Browns -- who were the other four Cowboys?
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    WR Billy Davis
    RB Daryl "Moose" Johnston
    DE Hurvin McCormack
    C Clay Shiver

    I couldn't answer the previous question because I still can't past that "Traded: Tony Dorsett to Broncos (1988)" part.
  10. fgoodwin

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    Correct

    It still sounds strange, almost 25 years later.
  11. fgoodwin

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    Jun 5 - Retired: Ed "Too Tall" Jones (1990); Hired: Tom Ciskowski as director of college and pro scouting (2008); Birthdays: Mike Zimmer (Assistant coach & defensive coordinator: 1994-06)

    Trivia: What career did Jones take up immediately after he retired from football in 1990?
  12. Phoenix

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    That was the boxing fiasco was it not?
  13. fgoodwin

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    Jones tried boxing in 1979 but returned to the Cowboys in 1980. He retired permanently from football in 1990 and became a boxing manager.
  14. fgoodwin

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    Jun 6 - Signed: Tim Kearney (1972); Birthdays: Bill Bates (DB: 1983-97, b. 1961), Larry Brinson (RB: 1977-79, b. 1954), Randy Chevrier (DT: 2001, b. 1976)

    Trivia: Cowboys Stadium hosted its first event on this date in 2009; what was it?
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Billy Graham crusade. Always got a laugh out of that.
  16. fgoodwin

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    You're thinking of Texas Stadium. The first event at Cowboys Stadium was a George Strait concert.
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Well, that happens when you are in a hurry. :eek::
  18. fgoodwin

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    Jun 7 - Signed: Anthony Dickerson (1985); Waived: Marco Rivera (2007); Birthdays: J'Vonne Parker (DT: 2006, b. 1982)

    Trivia: What was Dickerson's nickname?
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Champ

    Dickerson was traded to Buffalo in 1985, and that 2-14 season soured him on playing anymore.

    “I shed tears when coach (Tom) Landry told me they had traded me,” Dickerson said. “I cried uncontrollably. Two weeks later, I was in the armpit of America."

    :laugh2:
  20. fgoodwin

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    "Champ" is correct.

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