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Today in Cowboys History: April 7

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7 - Re-signed: Pat McQuiston (2010); Birthdays: Patrick Crayton (WR: 2004-09, b. 1979), Tony Dorsett (RB: 1977-87, HOF: 1994, b. 1954), Ron Francis (DB: 1987-90, b. 1964), Kevin Smith (DB: 1992-99, b. 1970)

    Trivia: the Cowboys traded up to take Dorsett with the #2 overall pick in 1977; why didn't Schramm trade all the way up to #1 to take Dorsett?
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Because Tampa selected Ricky Bell, leaving Tex scrambling to take advantage of such a huge opportunity at 2...?
     
  3. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    You're on the right track -- the trade was made before the draft and Schramm assumed TB head coach John McKay would take his former USC RB Ricky Bell, leaving the Cowboys free to deal with Seattle.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Ah right. I sort of remembered that Ricky Bell going to Tampa was pretty much a foregone conclusion, but forgot the details. Thanks. :)
     

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