Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.
Ernie & Erik McMillan
Jun 18 - Birthdays: Jimmy Armstrong (DB: 1987, b. 1962), Tony Dixon (DB: 2001-05, b. 1979)
Trivia: Dixon lettered in which sports in HS? What was his college major?
Jun 19 - Re-signed: Chad Hennings (1997); Birthdays: Mike Renfro (WR: 1984-87, b. 1955)
Trivia: The Cowboys acquired Renfro and a draft choice in a trade with the Oilers; who did the Cowboys give up in that trade, and which player did they take with the draft pick?
What is largely forgotten is that the swindling of the Minnesota Vikings might not have been possible if not for a forgotten 1984 deal in which the Cowboys sent wide receiver Butch Johnson to Houston in exchange for fellow wideout Mike Renfro, plus the right to swap second-round picks in the '84 draft and the Oilers' fifth-rounder in '85. A year later, the Cowboys used that thrown-in pick to select Herschel Walker following the end of his United States Football League career. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jun 20 - Birthdays: Brian Baker (Assistant coach: 2011), Bob McCreary (T: 1961, b. 1939)
Trivia: The movie "Cars" and Bob McCreary's high school have something in common -- what is it?
Jun 21 - Birthdays: Fred Cone (K: 1960, b. 1926), Robert Ford (Assistant coach: 1991-97), John Houser (OL: 1960-61, b. 1935), Wade Phillips (HC: 2007-10; b. 1947), Mike Sherrard (WR: 1986, b. 1963), Duane Thomas (RB: 1970-71, b. 1947), Brandon Williams (DE: 2010, b. 1988)
Trivia: What was Thomas' nickname and what was it in reference to? Given Thomas' reputation, it is ironic that Thomas made this career choice twenty years after playing for the Cowboys -- what was it?
Jun 22 - DCC: Director and fourteen Cheerleaders quit (1989); Birthdays: Randy Watts (DL: 1987, b. 1963)
Trivia: Why did the DCC quit?
Fourteen members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders said they were quitting the squad because then new owner Jerry Jones wanted them to wear skimpier uniforms, fraternize with the players and appear in beer commercials. Of course Jones denied that he wanted to make such changes. I remeber that like it was yesterday.
Correct -- I also recall allegations of spandex and biker shorts but again Jones denied that. I wonder if he created the R&B Dancers so he could experiment with their unis?
Jun 23 - Acquired: Eddie LeBaron from Redskins (1960); Re-signed: Ken Willis (1991); Birthdays: Tony Hill (WR: 1977-86, b. 1956), Lynn Scott (DB: 2001-05, b. 1977)
Trivia: Tony Hill's first year with the Cowboys was 1977; John Niland's last year with the Cowboys was 1974. But if it weren't for Niland, Hill might never have been a Cowboy -- why?
Jun 24 - Re-signed: Bob Hayes (1971); Signed: Robert Newhouse (1972); Acquired: James McKnight from Seahawks (1999); Milestones: Free Reign signs record deal (2009); Birthdays: David Adams (RB: 1987, b. 1964), Thomas Johnson (DL: 2005, b. 1982), Kacy Rodgers (Assistant coach: 2003-04, b. 1969), Jason Tucker (WR: 1999-00, b. 1976), Sam Young (T: 2010-11, b. 1987)
Trivia: Team mate Dave Edwards said of Newhouse, "Tackling him is like tackling a . . ." what?
I knew this one from my dad: a fire hydrant.
I'm sure your dad heard that about Newhouse because it sounds like an apt description. But the quote I was looking for was that Edwards said tackling Newhouse was like tackling a shot put.
Jun 25 - Announced: Gaylord Texan to be official team hotel (2009); Birthdays: Judd Garrett (Scout: 2008-11; b. 1967)
Trivia: Garrett was on the Cowboys practice squad in 1993 -- what was his position and number?
Running back #22
In 1993 Emmitt Smith wore #22. Garrett wore #32.
Jun 26 - DCC: Four days after fourteen Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and their director quit, the DCC named a new director (1989); Birthdays: Dennis Morgan (RB: 1974, b. 1952)
Trivia: What was the name of the new DCC director? What was Morgan's nickname?
Jun 27 - Acquired: Bobby Joe Conrad from Cardinals (1969); Birthdays: Wendell Davis (DB: 1996-99, b. 1973), Lynn Hoyem (OL: 1962-63, b. 1939, d. 1973), David Ponder (DT: 1985, b. 1962)
Trivia: Conrad played in the 1958 College All Star Game with a future Cowboy team mate -- who?