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DALLAS COWBOYS TRIVIA II

11) Which player holds the team record for longest reception by a rookie?


In a 35-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 13, 2016, Ezekiel Elliott totaled 209 all-purpose yards, including an 83-yard reception, the longest catch by a Cowboys rookie in team history.

12) What Dallas Cowboys QB holds the NFL record for highest rookie passer rating?


Dak Prescott finished the 2016 regular season with a 104.9 passer rating, the highest mark by a rookie in NFL history.

13) What was the Dallas Cowboys' record during their first season?


The Dallas Cowboys finished that first season (1960) without a single win, going 0-11-1.

14) Who was the first player selected by the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL Draft?


In 1961, the Dallas Cowboys selected defensive tackle Bob Lilly with the 13th pick in the NFL Draft, making him the first player ever selected by the Cowboys in an NFL Draft. It turned out to be a wise selection. From 1961 to 1974, Lilly wreaked havoc in opposing teams' backfields and went to the Pro Bowl seven times. In 1980, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

15) What Dallas Cowboy is the only player from a losing team to be named Super Bowl MVP?


Chuck Howley was named the MVP of Super Bowl V in spite of losing to the Baltimore Colts 16-13.

16) What 49ers player caused an uproar by celebrating a touchdown on the large Cowboys star at midfield in Texas Stadium?


In a blow-out loss to San Francisco, 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens caused an uproar by celebrating a touchdown on the large Cowboys star at midfield in Texas Stadium. Emmitt Smith retaliated with a famous "Defend the Star" kneel down celebration of his own on the star. When Owens scored again and raced to midfield for another celebration, safety George Teague knocked Owens off the star and a short brawl ensued. Ironically, Owens would become a Cowboy later on in his career.

17) In the '93 season finale against the Giants, what injury did Emmitt Smith play most of the game with?


On January 2, 1994, in perhaps his most memorable game as a professional, Emmitt Smith suffered a 2nd degree separated shoulder in the regular season finale versus the NFC East division rival, New York Giants. In spite of the excruciating pain, Emmitt rushed for 168 yards and had ten catches, almost singlehandedly willing the 'Boys to an overtime win. The New York Times would later refer to it as "The Day That Emmitt Smith Beat the Giants With One Arm".

18) Which of the "Triplets" was the first to be inducted into the Ring of Honor?


On September 19, 2005, Aikman, Irvin, and Smith were all three inducted into the Ring of Honor together.

19) What position did Randy White play his first two seasons in Dallas?


His first two seasons, Randy White backed up Cowboys legend Lee Roy Jordan at middle linebacker, playing mostly on special teams.

20) Which Dallas Cowboy left football in 1979 to pursue a boxing career?


From November 1979 through January 1980, Ed "Too Tall" Jones won the six bouts as a heavyweight, recording five knockouts.

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