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Animated Trivia: Emmitt Smith

Here is another animated GIF, with this one featuring Emmitt Smith. Trivia questions are below the image.

Questions:

(1) During which season did this play occur?

(2) Smith scored two touchdowns during an 18-second span. However, he missed the entire second half because of an injury suffered on this play. What was the injury?

(3) Troy Aikman was also removed from this game because of a concussion. Who replaced Aikman at QB, and how did the backup perform?

The 1969 Cowboys Crash. Hard.

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This post is part of the 50 Seasons in 50 Weeks Series.

The end of the Cowboys’ first decade as an NFL team should not have been this disasterous. In four seasons, the Cowboys managed a combined regular season record of 42-12-2, including the 11-2-1 record in 1969.

The team’s playoff record during that time: 1-4, not counting Playoff Bowl appearances. The fourth loss came on December 28, 1968 in a 38-14 drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Browns.

2009-04-08_223306.gifAgainst the Browns, more than 69,000 fans watched Craig Morton struggle to complete a pass, leading those fans to call for Roger Staubach to come into the game. Morton completed only 8 of 24 for 92 yards and two interceptions. He threw a pick in the fourth quarter that was returned 88 yards for a touchdown by Walt Sumner, giving the Browns a 38-7 lead.

2009-04-08_223028.gifThose fans watched rookie cornerback Otto Brown struggle mightily against receiver Paul Warfield, who caught eight passes for 99 yards.

At the end of the game, the fans saw kicker Mike Clark completely miss the ball on an onside kick attempt after the Cowboys scored to make the final score 38-14.

[Incidentally, Clark is best known for (a) kicking the shortest field goal in Super Bowl history; and (b) missing the ball on a meaningless onside kick. Too bad for a player who lasted ten years in the league and made a Pro Bowl]

The Dallas Morning News headline: Swell! Another Cowboy Booby Prize

The box score from Pro Football Reference isn’t any better.

The Cowboys appeared in one more game following the 1969 season. On January 3, 1970, the Cowboys welcomed a new decade by suffering the first shutout in team history: a 31-0 loss to Los Angeles, which hardly resembled a game.

Good news item #1: Nobody really considered the Playoff Bowl to be a game that counted. When game is known as the Runnerup Bowl, Jam Bowl, and Loser Bowl, most would prefer to forget it.

Good news item #2: The Cowboys had a pretty good decade during the 1970s, to say the least.

50 Seasons Series: Cowboys Win Their First Playoff Game

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This post is part of the 50 Seasons in 50 Weeks Series.

Don Meredith only threw 12 passes against the Cleveland Browns in the 1967 divisional round of the playoffs, but he hit on 10 of them. In the shot above, he hit running back Craig Baynham on a three-yard score that put the Cowboys ahead, 7-0.

The Cowboys never looked back. Dallas scored 24 first-half points en route to a 52-14 destruction of Cleveland, giving the Cowboys their first ever playoff win. Meredith threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns, including an 86-yarder to Bob Hayes (shown immediately below), which was the longest play in NFL playoff history up to that point. Hayes also added punt returns of 64 and 68 yards, which set up two more scores. Hayes finished the day with five receptions for 144 yards.

2009-03-25_222832.gifBaynham scored three playoff TDs during his career, and all of them came against Cleveland. His 50 rushing yards complemented Don Perkins 73 yards on the ground Baynham filled in for Dan Reeves, who injured his shoulder earlier in the game.

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Although LeRoy Kelly picked up 96 yards rushing for Cleveland, the Browns had trouble getting anything going all day. Frank Ryan completed only 14 of 30 passes, and Dallas shut down Paul Warfield most of the game until Ryan hit Warfield on a 75-yard score with Dallas leading 52-7.

The Cleveland game marked one of only two playoff games in which the Cowboys have scored 50 or more points. Dallas also scored 52 in Super Bowl XXVII. In fact, the Cowboys have scored 40 or more points only three times: the two games where they scored 52, and the 1996 playoff win over Minnesota (40-15).

In September, I ran a piece regarding the Dallas-Cleveland rivalry in the 1960s. Here is the summary:

Between 1960 and 1970, Dallas faced Cleveland 20 times, including the
playoffs. The Browns won 14 of those games, including two huge playoff
games at the end of the 1960s. You might or might not know the names of
some of the Cowboy-killers of the decade: Jim Brown (232 yards vs. Dallas in 1963); Bobby Mitchell (3 TDs in 1960; 140 rushing yards in 1962); Rich Kreitling (several touchdown receptions vs. Dallas); Gary Collins (same); Paul WarfieldFrank Ryan (Cleveland QB); Bill Nelson (Cleveland QB); Leroy Kelly (another of Cleveland’s Hall of Fame RBs).

More references:

Meredith, Hayes Black Out Browns (Dallas Morning News, Dec. 25, 1967)

Box Score (Pro Football Reference)

Classic Dallas Cowboys Trivia Answers

Here are the answers to the trivia questions posted on Saturday:

1. What position did Tex Schramm hold immediately before being named as general manager of the Cowboys (then the Rangers)?

He was assistant director of sports, where he oversaw the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California. These games were held less than a month after the NFL granted a franchise to Dallas.

2. With which team was Schramm previously associated prior to holding the position from question #1?

Schramm held several positions with the Los Angeles Rams, including publicity director, assistant director, and general manager.

3. Who recommended Schramm to Clint Murchison, Jr.?

George Halas of the Chicago Bears.

4. What job did Gil Brandt hold when he was hired by the Dallas franchise?

He was a baby photographer prior to joining the Cowboys.

5. What was Brandt’s first title with the team?

Player scouting director.

6. Along with Murchison, who was the other franchisee (co-owner) when Dallas was awarded an NFL franchise?

Bedford Wynne

7. Which two teams originally drafted Don Meredith?

The Chicago Bears of the NFL and the Dallas Texans of the AFL.

8. How did the Dallas franchise obtain the rights to Meredith?

Dallas traded future draft picks to the Chicago Bears for the rights to Meredith, who was taken in the third round by the Bears. The team then signed Meredith to a personal services contract, which was contingent on Dallas receiving a franchise.

9. On January 3, 1960, Meredith starred in what game?

Meredith starred in the East-West Shrine Game on that date. His nine-yard touchdown pass to Don Bass of the College of the Pacific won the game for the West.

10. True or False: Meredith originally agreed to a three-year, $100,000 per-year contract with an AFL team before backing out of the deal.

False. Meredith was reportedly offered this amount, but he immediately made it clear he would play in the NFL.

11. Shortly after Lamar Hunt and other owners announced the formation of the American Football League, Chicago’s George Halas in August 1959 announced that two cities would likely receive NFL franchises. Dallas was one city. What was the other?

The other city was Houston, which had not yet been offered an AFL franchise.

12. What did Hunt call the move announced by Halas?

Hunt referred to the move as “sabotage.”

13. Which franchise was Murchison interested in purchasing in 1952 but could not because he was out of the country?

Murchison wanted to buy the Dallas Texans before the franchise was sold to Carroll Rosenbloom, who moved the team to Baltimore to become the Colts. According to Dallas Cowboys Trivia Challenge by Gary Stratton and Robert Krug, Murchison was in South America at the time and was unable to buy the team. Peter Golenbock in Landry’s Boys, however, reported that Murchison asked NFL commissioner Bert Bell for a 24-hour grace period to study the team’s books. Bell refused the request and awarded Rosenbloom the franchise. Golenbock’s account is probably accurate.

14. Which current NFL franchise did Murchison try to purchase during the 1950s?

There are actually two- the Chicago Cardinals and the Washington Redskins.

15. At the NFL owners’ meeting in Miami in January 1960, four cities were in the running to receive an expansion team. In addition to Dallas, what were the other three cities?

The other three cities included Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and St. Louis. The Cardinals later that year moved from Chicago to St. Louis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul received an expansion team in 1961. Miami received an expansion team in the AFL in 1966.

16. Tom Landry succeeded which quarterback at the University of Texas in the late 1940s?

Bobby Layne.

17. Landry reportedly had at least three head coaching offers prior to accepting the job with the Cowboys. Which teams were interested in hiring him?

Three other teams included the Los Angeles Rams, who had just fired coach Sid Gillman; the Houston Oilers of the AFL, who eventually hired Lou Rymkus; and the Dallas Texans, who hired Hank Stram, a backfield coach with the University of Miami.

18. True or False: Landry served as a coach during a pro football game at the Cotton Bowl prior to his arrival as head coach of the Cowboys in 1960.

True. The New York Giants travelled to Dallas in August 1959 to play an exhibition game against the World Champion Baltimore Colts in the Cotton Bowl. Landry was still the defensive coach of the Giants at that time.

19. Landry was well-known as a businessman in Dallas before he was hired as the head coach of the Dallas franchise. What was his area of business during the offseason?

Landry sold insurance in Dallas during the off-seasons.

20. In December 1959, Dallas tried to obtain the rights to a halfback who chose instead to sign with the AFL’s Dallas Texans. Who was this player?

Abner Haynes.

Dallas Cowboys Trivia Answers

Thanks again to Wayne Martin for providing the 50 trivia questions I posted earlier this week. Here are some detailed answers to those questions:

1. WHO WAS THE STARTING QB IN THE FIRST SEASON ?
A. The first starting quarterback for the Cowboys was former Washington quarterback Eddie LeBaron. He started 26 games from 1960 to 1963, compiling a record of 4-21-1. He lost his job as primary starter in 1962 but continued to split time with Don Meredith. Ironically, it was in 1962 that he earned a spot in the Pro Bowl.

2. WHAT DIVISION DID THEY PLAY IN THAT YEAR ?
A. The NFL consisted of 13 teams in 1960, and they were divided into two conferences. Dallas was in the Western Conference.

3. THEIR RECORD THAT YEAR WAS 0-11-1, WHO DID THEY TIE ?
A. The Cowboys tied the N.Y. Giants in week 11 on December 4, 1960.

4. WHO WAS THEIR FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE THAT YEAR ?
A. The Cowboys did not participate in the 1960 draft. Dallas acquired several veterans through the expansion draft, and the Cowboys were able to acquire the rights to Don Meredith and Don Perkins from other teams.

5. WHAT WAS THE DECAL ?
A. The original helmet decal was a blue star with no outline.

6. WAS DON MEREDITH DRAFTED BY THE COWBOYS ? IF NOT HOW DID THEY GET HIM ?
A. Meredith was drafted in the third round of the 1960 draft by the Chicago Bears. Dallas traded future draft picks to Chicago to acquire Meredith’s rights, and then Dallas signed Meredith to a personal services contract.

7. THEIR FIRST WIN WAS AGAINST WHO ?
A. The first win in team in history was a 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 17, 1961.

8. IN THE 1961 DRAFT WHAT HALL-OF-FAMER WAS DRAFTED BY THE COWBOYS ?
A. The Cowboys had the 13th overall pick in the 1961 draft, and they took DT Bob Lilly with that pick.

9. WHAT RING OF HONOR PLAYER WAS THE STARTING RB IN 1961 ?
A. Don Perkins.

10. WHAT YEAR DID THEY CHANGE THEIR UNIFORMS ?
A. The Cowboys changed from their original double-star uniforms to the more traditional blue and silver uniforms in 1964.

11. WHO WAS THE STARTING MLB BEFORE LEE ROY JORDAN ?
A. The starting linebacker for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1965 was Jerry Tubbs, who later served as an assistant coach.

12. IN WHAT YEAR DID THE COWBOYS PLAY 14 GAMES ?
A. The first year that the Cowboys played a 14-game schedule was 1961. During that year, Dallas finished with a 4-9-1 record.

13. HOW MANY TD’S DID THE COWBOYS SCORE IN THEIR FIRST YEAR, LATER TO BE BROKEN BY EMMITT SMITH?
A. Awkward question, but the Cowboys scored a total of 23 touchdowns in 1960. Emmitt Smith alone scored 25 rushing touchdowns in 1995.

14. THE FIRST TIME A HOLDING PENALTY WAS CALLED AND A SAFETY WAS AWARDED WAS WHEN LEBARON THREW A 99 YARD TO TD PASS TO FRANK CLARKE.. T OR F
A. True. On September 23, 1962, LeBaron hit Clarke on what appeared to be a 99-yard touchdown. However, Dallas was called for holding in the end zone, and Pittsburgh was awarded as safety on the play.

15. IN 1961, THE COWBOYS WERE THE FIRST TEAM TO EVER HAVE 2 PLAYS OF 100 YARDS. HOW WAS IT DONE ?
A. This play did not take place in 1961. Amos Marsh returned a kickoff 101 yards, and Mike Gaechter returned an interception 100 yards in a 41-19 win over Philadelphia on October 14, 1962.

16. WHAT RECEIVER PLAYING FOR THE COWBOYS SET THE NFL RECORD FOR THE MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A CAREER, BREAKING DON HUTSON’S CAREER RECORD ?
A.Billy Howton broke the record while playing for the Cowboys. He finished his career in 1963 with 503 career receptions for 8,459 yards.

17. IN THE 1964 DRAFT, THE COWBOYS DRAFTED 2 HALL OF FAMERS AND ANOTHER RING OF HONOR PLAYER. WHO WERE THEY AND WHAT ROUND WERE THEY CHOSEN ?
A. Mel Renfro (2nd round)
B. Bob Hayes (7th round)
C. Roger Staubach (10th round)

18. ALSO DURING THE 1964 DRAFT THE COWBOYS DRAFTER A QB OUT OF TULSA WHO IS CONSIDERED A QB COACH GURU AND SERVED AS OFF. CORD DURING HIS COACHING CAREER?
A. Jerry Rhome (13th round)

19. IN 1964, TOM LANDRY SIGNED A EXTENSION FOR HOW MANY YEARS ?
A. Landry signed a 10-year contract extension in 1964, even though Landry’s record up to that point was only 13-38-3.

20. WHO WAS THE COWBOY REC. WHO WROTE “ NORTH DALLAS 40 “ ?
A. The receiver was Pete Gent, who played for the Cowboys from 1964 to 1968.

21. IN THE 1965 DRAFT THE COWBOYS DRAFTED CRAIG MORTON AND JETHRO PUGH. WHERE DID THEY PLAY IN COLLEGE ?
A. Morton played at California.
B. Pugh played at Elizabeth City State.

22. ALSO THEY SIGNED AS A FREE AGENT OUT OF COLLEGE A QB FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND HE BECAME A RUNNING BACK FOR THE COWBOYS. WHO WAS HE?
A. Dan Reeves was the former South Carolina quarterback who was converted to running back with Dallas.

23. IN 1965 THE COWBOYS FINISHED 7-7, FOR THEIR FIRST NON LOSING SEASON..WHO DID THEY PLAY IN THE PLAY-OFF BOWL? WHO WAS THE QB FOR THE OTHER TEAM THAT GAME?
A. The Cowboys played the Baltimore Colts in the Playoff Bowl after the 1965 season. Baltimore won 35-3.
B. Tom Matte, ordinarily a running back, started for the Colts that day.

24. IN 1965 THE COWBOYS HAD THEIR FIRST SELL-OUT, WHO WERE THEY PLAYING ?
A. The first sellout occurred on November 21, 1965 against the Cleveland Browns.

25. IN WHAT YEAR DID THE COWBOYS START GOING TO 1,000 OAKS, CAL FOR TRAINING CAMP?
A. The Cowboys first started attending training camp at California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, California in 1963.

26. DURING THE 1966 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME HOW FAR BEHIND WERE THE COWBOYS BEFORE RUNNING THEIR FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY?
A. Dallas was behind 14-0 before the Cowboys had the ball. The Packers scored on a drive and then scored again 12 seconds later when Mel Renfro fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Jim Grabowski returned it for another score.

27. BEING BEHIND 34 -20 WITH 5:20 MINUTES TO GO, DON MEREDITH HIT WHAT RECEIVER FOR A 68 YD TD ?
A. Frank Clarke.

28. THE COWBOYS WERE AT GB 22 AND A PASS INTERFERENCE CALL WAS CALLED, PUTTING THE BALL AT GB’S 2. ON WHAT PLAY OF THAT DRIVE DID MEREDITH THROW THE INTERCEPTION ?
A. It was the seventh play of the drive counting a pass interference penalty but not counting a false start penalty. Dallas got the ball back trailing 34-27 with 2:19 to play. On two plays, Dallas moved the ball to the 22. The pass interference call on Frank Clarke moved the ball to the 3. Dan Reeves gained one yard to move the ball to the 1 on first down. A procedure penalty moved the ball back to the 6, and then Reeves dropped a pass on the next play. On third down, Meredith hit Pettis Norman to move the ball back to the 2. Meredith’s fourth-down pass was intercepted by Tom Brown.

29. IN 1967 THE NFL CHANGED THE PLAY-OFF FORMAT. WHAT TEAM DID THE COWBOYS PLAY FOR EASTERN DIVISION TITLE?
A. The Cowboys faced the Cleveland Browns in the divisional round of the 1967 playoffs. Dallas won 52-14.

30. IN 1966 DRAFT THE COWBOYS DRAFTED WALT GARRISON , WHO WAS ALSO DRAFTED BY THE OILERS OF THE AFL. WHAT DID HE GET FROM THE COWBOYS AS A SIGNING BONUS ?
A. His signing bonus consisted of a horse trailer.

31. IN THE 1967 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, THE COWBOYS FELL BEHIND AGAIN 14-0, WHAT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN PICK UP A BART STARR FUMBLE AND RETURNED IT FOR A TD ?
A. Willie Townes caused the fumble, and George Andrie recovered and returned it for a seven-yard touchdown.

32. WITH THE SCORE 14-10, WHO THREW A TD PASS TO LANCE RENTZEL FOR 50 YDS PUTTING THE COWBOYS AHEAD 17-14 ?
A. Dan Reeves threw the touchdown pass to Rentzel.

33. DURING THIS GAME THERE WERE 6 HALL OF FAMERS FOR GB AND 3 FOR THE COWBOYS. WHO WERE THE COWBOYS?
A. Bob Lilly
B. Mel Renfro
C. Rayfield Wright (who was then a backup)

Another Hall-of-Famer: Tom Landry.

34. ON WHAT DOWN DID BART STARR SNEAK OVER FOR THE TD…WITH JERRY KRAMER CLEARLY OFFSIDE ON ?
A. The touchdown was on a third-and-goal play.

35. IN 1968 THE COWBOYS WERE BEATEN BY FOR THE EASTERN DIVISION TITLE BY ?
A. Cleveland beat Dallas on December 21, 1968, 31-20.

36. WHO WAS THE FIRST QB TO THROW FOR OVER 400 YDS IN A GAME FOR THE COWBOYS?
A. Meredith threw for 460 yards against San Francisco on November 10, 1963. It is still a record.

37. THE FIRST 1,000 RUSHER ?
A. Calvin Hill gained 1,036 yards in 1972.

38. WHAT YEAR DID TEXAS STADIUM OPEN ?
A. It opened in 1971. The first game played there was on October 24, 1971 against New England.

39. THE DEFENSIVE GOT THE NICK-NAME OF “ DOOMSDAY “ WHAT WAS THE SCHEME CALLED BY LANDRY ?
A. Landry’s 4-3 defense that he developed in Dallas was known as the flex. This defense evolved from the 4-3 Inside and 4-3 Outside defenses that Landry used with the New York Giants as their defensive coordinator.

40. IN 1970 THE COWBOYS WERE 5- 4, WON THEIR LAST 5 GAMES . IN THE OPENING PLAY-OFF GAME THEY BEAT WHAT TEAM? IT WAS THE LOWEST SCORING GAME IN PLAY-OFF HISTORY EVER. WHAT WAS THE SCORE ?
A. Dallas beat Detroit in the 1970 playoffs. It was the Cowboys’ first playoff win since 1967.
B. 5-0

41. WHO DID THEY BEAT FOR THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP ?
A. Dallas beat San Francisco to earn a spot in Super Bowl V.

42. WHO DID THEY PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL?
A. Dallas played the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.

43. WHO WAS THE MVP OF THIS GAME ?
A. Linebacker Chuck Howley.

44. WHEN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL STARTED, WHO WERE IN THE BOOTH?
A. Keith Jackson
B. Howard Cosell
C. Don Meredith

45. DON MEREDITH WAS A CO-HOST ON WHO’S SHOW DURING THE 70’S ?
A. Meredith was a co-host on the Dinah Shore’s show Dinah and Friends in 1979.

46. WHO HOLDS THE COWBOY CAREER RECORD FOR INTERCEPTIONS?
A. Mel Renfro holds the record with 52 career interceptions.

47. WHO HOLDS THE RECORD HIGHEST AVERAGE FOR KICK-OFF RETURNS IN A SEASON ?
A. Among all kick returners, the highest average would be Gordon Banks, who had one kickoff return in 1986 for 56 yards. Mark Washington had five returns for 242 yards, or a 48.4 average, in 1970. Among those with at least 20 kickoff returns in a season, Mel Renfro gained 630 return yards on 21 kickoff returns, a 30.0 average, in 1965.

48. WHO HOLDS THE TEAM RECORD FOR PASSING YARDS IN A SEASON ?
A. Tony Romo broke this record in 2007 with 4,211 yards.

49. MOST INTERCEPTIONS IN A SEASON ?
A. Everson Walls recorded 11 picks in 1981.

50. THE MOST CAREER FGS ?
A. Rafael Septien made 162 field goals with the Cowboys.

More Dallas Cowboys Trivia Than You Could Possible Want

Thanks to an email from Wayne Martin, we have a series of trivia questions related to the Cowboys. A number of these are very good. If you have answers, please put them in the comments section.

1. WHO WAS THE STARTING QB IN THE FIRST SEASON ?
A.

2. WHAT DIVISION DID THEY PLAY IN THAT YEAR ?
A.

3. THEIR RECORD THAT YEAR WAS 0-11-1, WHO DID THEY TIE ?
A.

4. WHO WAS THEIR FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE THAT YEAR ?
A.

5. WHAT WAS THE DECAL ?
A.

6. WAS DON MEREDITH DRAFTED BY THE COWBOYS ? IF NOT HOW DID THEY GET HIM ?
A.

7. THEIR FIRST WIN WAS AGAINST WHO ?
A.

8. IN THE 1961 DRAFT WHAT HALL-OF-FAMER WAS DRAFTED BY THE COWBOYS ?
A.

9. WHAT RING OF HONOR PLAYER WAS THE STARTING RB IN 1961 ?
A.

10. WHAT YEAR DID THEY CHANGE THEIR UNIFORMS ?
A.

11. WHO WAS THE STARTING MLB BEFORE LEE ROY JORDON ?
A.

12. IN WHAT YEAR DID THE COWBOYS PLAY 14 GAMES ?
A.

13. HOW MANY TD’S DID THE COWBOYS SCORE IN THEIR FIRST YEAR, LATER TO BE BROKEN BY EMMITT SMITH
A.

14. THE FIRST TIME A HOLDING PENALTY WAS CALLED AND A SAFETY WAS AWARDED WAS WHEN LEBARON THREW A 99 YARD TO TD PASS TO FRANK CLARKE.. T OR F
A.

15. IN 1961, THE COWBOYS WERE THE FIRST TEAM TO EVER HAVE 2 PLAYS OF 100 YARDS. HOW WAS IT DONE ?
A.

16. WHAT RECEIVER PLAYING FOR THE COWBOYS SET THE NFL RECORD FOR THE MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A CAREER, BREAKING DON HUTSON’S CAREER RECORD ?
A.

17. IN THE 1964 DRAFT, THE COWBOYS DRAFTED 2 HALL OF FAMERS AND ANOTHER RING OF HONOR PLAYER. WHO WERE THEY AND WHAT ROUND WERE THEY CHOSEN ?
A.
B.
C.

18. ALSO DURING THE 1964 DRAFT THE COWBOYS DRAFTER A QB OUT OF TULSA WHO IS CONSIDERED A QB COACH GURU AND SERVED AS OFF. CORD DURING HIS COACHING CAREER?
A.

19. IN 1964, TOM LANDRY SIGNED A EXTENSION FOR HOW MANY YEARS ?
A.

20. WHO WAS THE COWBOY REC. WHO WROTE “ NORTH DALLAS 40 “ ?
A.

21. IN THE 1965 DRAFT THE COWBOYS DRAFTED CRAIG MORTON AND JETHRO PUGH..WHERE DID THEY PLAY IN COLLEGE ?
A.
B.

22. ALSO THEY SIGNED AS A FREE AGENT OUT OF COLLEGE A QB FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND HE BECAME A RUNNING BACK FOR THE COWBOYS. WHO WAS HE?

23. IN 1965 THE COWBOYS FINISHED 7-7, FOR THEIR FIRST NON LOSING SEASON..WHO DID THEY PLAY IN THE PLAY-OFF BOWL? WHO WAS THE QB FOR THE OTHER TEAM THAT GAME?
A.
B.

24. IN 1965 THE COWBOYS HAD THEIR FIRST SELL-OUT, WHO WERE THEY PLAYING ?
A.

25. IN WHAT YEAR DID THE COWBOYS START GOING TO 1,000 OAKS, CAL FOR TRAINING CAMP?
A.

26. DURING THE 1966 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME HOW FAR BEHIND WERE THE COWBOYS BEFORE RUNNING THEIR FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY?
A.

27. BEING BEHIND 34 -20 WITH 5:20 MINUTES TO GO, DON MEREDITH HIT WHAT RECEIVER FOR A 68 YD TD ?
A.

28. THE COWBOYS WERE AT GB 22 AND A PASS INTERFERENCE CALL WAS CALLED, PUTTING THE BALL AT GB’S 2. ON WHAT PLAY OF THAT DRIVE DID MEREDITH THROW THE INTERCEPTION ?
A.

29. IN 1967 THE NFL CHANGED THE PLAY-OFF FORMAT. WHAT TEAM DID THE COWBOYS PLAY FOR EASTER DIVISION TITLE?
A.

30 IN 1966 DRAFT THE COWBOYS DRAFTED WALT GARRISON , WHO WAS ALSO DRAFTED BY THE OILERS OF THE AFL. WHAT DID HE GET FROM THE COWBOYS AS A SIGNING BONUS ?
A.

31. IN THE 1967 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, THE COWBOYS FELL BEHIND AGAIN 14-0, WHAT DEFENSIVE LINEMAN PICK UP A BART STARR FUMBLE AND RETURNED IT FOR A TD ?
A.

32. WITH THE SCORE 14-10, WHO THREW A TD PASS TO LANCE RENTZEL FOR 50 YDS PUTTING THE COWBOYS AHEAD 17-14 ?
A.

33. DURING THIS GAME THERE WERE 6 HALL OF FAMERS FOR GB AND 3 FOR THE COWBOYS. WHO WERE THE COWBOYS?
A.
B.
C.

34. ON WHAT DOWN DID BART STARR SNEAK OVER FOR THE TD…WITH JERRY KRAMER CLEARLY OFFSIDE ON ?
A.

35. IN 1968 THE COWBOYS WERE BEATEN BY FOR THE EASTERN DIVISION TITLE BY ?
A.

36. WHO WAS THE FIRST QB TO THROW FOR OVER 400 YDS IN A GAME FOR THE COWBOYS?
A

37. THE FIRST 1,000 RUSHER ?
A.

38. WHAT YEAR DID TEXAS STADIUM OPEN ?
A.

39. THE DEFENSIVE GOT THE NICK-NAME OF “ DOOMSDAY “ WHAT WAS THE SCHEME CALLED BY LANDRY ?
A.

40. IN 1970 THE COWBOYS WERE 5- 4, WON THEIR LAST 5 GAMES . IN THE OPENING PLAY-OFF GAME THEY BEAT WHAT TEAM? IT WAS THE LOWEST SCORING GAME IN PLAY-OFF HISTORY EVER. WHAT WAS THE SCORE ?
A.
B,

41. WHO DID THEY BEAT FOR THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP ?
A.

42. WHO DID THEY PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL?
A.

43. WHO WAS THE MVP OF THIS GAME ?
A.

44. WHEN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL STARTED, WHO WERE IN THE BOOTH?
A.
B.
C.

45. DON MEREDITH WAS A CO-HOST ON WHO’S SHOW DURING THE 70’S ?
A.

46. WHO HOLDS THE COWBOY CAREER RECORD FOR INTERCEPTIONS?
A.

47. WHO HOLDS THE RECORD HIGHEST AVERAGE FOR KICK-OFF RETURNS IN A SEASON ?
A.

48. WHO HOLDS THE TEAM RECORD FOR PASSING YARDS IN A SEASON ?
A.

49. MOST INTERCEPTIONS IN A SEASON ?
A.

50. THE MOST CAREER FGS ?
A.

Instant Trivia: Cowboys vs. Redskins

Here are ten trivia questions about the Cowboys’ 14-10 win over Washington on Sunday night:


Make your own Quiz!

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Tom Stincic

Tom Stincic

Steve Liskey at TheCowboyGuide.com conducted a great interview with former Dallas linebacker Tom Stincic, who played in both Super Bowl V and Super Bowl VI. The interview offers great insight and is well worth reading. Here is a brief snippet:

Q (Liskey): What was the Staubach/Morton QB shuffle like?
A (Stincic): From my perspective, it wasn’t as big a deal as the press made it. I think the older guys were more comfortable with Morton in there at first. The best players played, there was no controversy.

Click here for the rest of the article.