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This Day in Cowboys History

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  1. fgoodwin

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    Jun 8 - Birthdays: Herb Adderley (CB: 1970-72, HOF: 1980, b. 1939), Joe Juraszek (Assistant coach: 1997-10, b. 1958)

    Trivia: On this day in 1966 the AFL and NFL agreed to merge; which two men brokered the deal?
  2. Lonestar94

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    What is Tex Schramm and Lamar Hunt.
  3. fgoodwin

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    Correct.
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    Jun 9 - Birthdays: Joe Brodsky (Assistant coach: 1989-97), Anthony Dickerson (LB: 1980-84, b. 1957), Michael Downs (S: 1981-88, b. 1959), Todd Fowler (TE: 1985-88, b. 1962)

    Trivia: What was Fowler's nickname?
  5. fgoodwin

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    Jun 10 - Birthdays: Marion Barber III (RB: 2005-10, b. 1983); Deaths: Godfrey Myles (2011)

    Trivia: What is the "Marion Barber rule"?
  6. Lonestar94

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    A rule that forbids a runningback from punching the facemask of a defensive player.

    Dumb rule.
  7. fgoodwin

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    Correct and agreed.
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    Jun 11 - Signed: Dedrick Ward (2004); Re-signed: Chris Canty (2008), Miles Austin (2010); Birthdays: Eric Hurt (DB: 1980, b. 1957), Brock Marion (DB: 1993-97, b. 1970), John Phillips (TE: 2008-09, 2011; b. 1987)

    Trivia: Brock's father played pro football: what is his name? What team did he play for? When?
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    Jun 12 - Birthdays: Steve Kiner (LB: 1970, b. 1947), Andre Patterson (Assistant coach: 2000-02)

    Trivia: Kiner was either very brave or very stupid, but he got Coach Landry's attention his rookie year -- how did he do it? What did Landry have to say about it?
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    His rookie season, Kiner pulled up to the Cowboys' practice facility in his old VW during a pouring rain and, unable to find a space, parked in the head coach's.

    A dripping Tom Landry later spied Kiner and said, "I admire a man with courage."
  11. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
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    Jun 13 - Traded: Pete Gent to Giants (1969); Retired: Harold Carmichael (1985); Waived: Darrin Chiaverini, Ben Fricke (2002); Graduated: Troy Aikman from UCLA (2009); Birthdays: Bob Asher (OL: 1970, b. 1948), Mike Dwyer (DT: 1987, b. 1963), Richmond Flowers (WR: 1969-71; b. 1947), Nate Jones (DB: 2004-07, b. 1982), Gerald Sensabaugh (DB: 2008-11, b. 1983)

    Trivia: It only took 21 years but on this day in 2009, Troy Aikman finally graduated from UCLA -- he got his degree in which subject?
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    bachelor's degree in sociology
  14. fgoodwin

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    Correct
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    Jun 14 - Birthdays: Woodley Lewis (DB: 1960, b. 1925), Bruce Walton (OL: 1973-75, b. 1951), Stepfret Williams (WR: 1996-97, b. 1973)

    Trivia: Back in the day, the NFL was not a full-time career (e.g., Tom Landry sold insurance in the off-season). What was Lewis' off-season job?
  16. fgoodwin

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    Jun 15 - Signed: Dickie Daniels (1966); Milestones: Rich Behm makes 1st appearance at practice since being paralyzed (2009); Supplemental Draft: Josh Brent-7 (2010); Birthdays: Tim Lester (RB: 1999, b. 1968), Jim Mooty (DB: 1960, b. 1937)

    Trivia: Mooty and a fellow Cowboy rookie were named to the 1960 College All-Star Team but neither played; who was his future Dallas team mate and why did they miss the All-Star game?
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    Jun 16 - Milestones: Jerry Jones announces special uniforms pending NFL approval (1994), Timothy Mackinnon electrocuted at Cowboys Stadium (2008); Waived: Tony Tolbert (1998), Ross Tucker (2003)

    Trivia: What were the "special" uniforms Jerry announced?
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Double-Star throwback jersey.
  19. fgoodwin

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    Correct.
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    Jun 17 - Waived: Reggie Collier, Howard Richards (1987); Birthdays: James McKnight (WR: 1999-00, b. 1972), Kurt Petersen (G: 1980-85, b. 1957)

    Trivia: Richards is related to two former Pro Bowl players -- who are they?

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