Animated Trivia: James Hanna’s Touchdown vs. San Diego

Brandon Weeden found James Hanna for the Cowboys' only score against San Diego.

Brandon Weeden found James Hanna for the Cowboys’ only score against San Diego.

The Dallas Cowboys did not play starters Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray, or Jason Witten against the San Diego Chargers. That meant we saw Brandon Weeden, Joseph Randle, Terrance Williams, and James Hanna.

The Cowboys lost 27-7 in a game featuring no defense by the Cowboys. San Diego did not have a single incomplete pass until the beginning of the fourth quarter.

As you can see from the GIF, Hanna scored the Cowboys’ lone touchdown. Given the lack of other highlights, here is some trivia about Hanna:

  • Hanna is one of two players from the University of Oklahoma on the Cowboys’ roster. The other is, of course, Murray. Meanwhile, the Cowboys have six players who played at Oklahoma State on the roster right now.
  • The Cowboys selected Hanna in the 6th round (#186 overall) of the 2012 draft. He was among 12 tight ends taken in that year’s draft. Another of those tight ends was Ladarius Green, who had two receptions for the Chargers tonight.
  • Hanna has never scored a touchdown in a regular season game, having caught just 20 career passes in two seasons. However, he did score seven touchdowns for the Sooners in 2010. That was the year that Weeden threw 34 touchdowns to the likes of Justin Blackmon at Oklahoma State.
  • This was Weeden’s first game since starting for the Cleveland Browns against the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 1, 2013 in a 32-28 loss for the Browns.
  • True or False? This was Hanna’s first preseason touchdown of his career.
  • True or False? Hanna did not catch a single pass during the 2013 preseason.

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Blogging impatiently about the Cowboys since 2006. Being a fan since 1977 hasn't required quite as much patience.
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  • dodger71

    Answers:

    1. True. He caught four passes for 31 yards vs. San Diego in 2012, but he did not score a touchdown. Otherwise, he has not had more than two receptions in a preseason game. He had two catches for 11 yards on Thursday.

    2. False. He had some hamstring issues during training camp in 2013 and did not catch a pass during the team’s first four preseason games. However, he had two receptions for nine yards against the Texans in the final preseason game last year.

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