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DALLAS COWBOYS TRIVIA V

41) Which Cowboy broke another club record in the same game that Emmitt Smith became the NFL's all-time leading rusher?


On October 27, 2002, Darren Woodson broke the Cowboys career tackling record, but was overshadowed by Emmitt Smith who set the NFL's career rushing record during the same game.

42) What did Clint Murchison, Jr. give to Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall to keep him from voting against the Dallas Cowboys expansion franchise in 1959?


Angry over a business deal, Marshall opposed any franchise for Murchison in Dallas. At the time, NFL expansion needed unanimous approval from team owners, so Marshall's position prevented Murchison from joining the league. Murchison shrewdly purchased the rights to the Redskins fight song "Hail to the Redskins" and refused to let Marshall play it during games. He then offered to give Marshall the rights in exchange for his vote.

43) What player did Jerry Jones lure away from the 49ers prior to the 1995 season?


Prior to the start of 1995 season, Jerry Jones lured All-Pro cornerback Deion Sanders away from San Francisco. With their new shutdown corner, Dallas would go on to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX.

44) Who was the first Cowboys coach who didn't take the team to a Super Bowl?


Gailey was fired after just two seasons (1998-99), making him the first Cowboys coach who didn't take the team to a Super Bowl. Jerry Jones would later say that one of his bigger regrets was firing Gailey so quickly.

45) What player suffered a career-ending spinal injury in a 1999?


During the fifth game of the 1999 season, Michael Irvin was tackled at Veterans Stadium by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Tim Hauck and went head-first into the turf, sustaining a non-life-threatening cervical spinal cord injury that would force him into early retirement. As he was carted off the field on a stretcher, Philadelphia's infamous fans cheered. Irvin later told talk show host Jim Rome that he accepted Eagles fans cheering his injury because he'd been "killing them for 10 years".

46) What undrafted free agent replaced Drew Bledsoe as QB during the 2006 season?


During a week 7 matchup against the Giants, Bledsoe was benched and replaced with backup Tony Romo who had gone undrafted out of Eastern Illinois University. Although Romo wasn't able to salvage that game, he played well enough to earn the starting job and went 5-1 in his first 6 games, leading the Cowboys to the playoffs and earning a Pro Bowl berth.

47) What year was Tom Landry hired as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys?


Clint Murchison, Jr. hired N.Y. Giants defensive assistant Tom Landry in 1959 before he had even been awarded an expansion franchise by the NFL! Landry would go on to have a 29-year career as head coach of the Cowboys that would land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

48) Who forced H.R. "Bum" Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones in 1989?


During the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s, the team and Mr. Bright's Savings and Loan were taken over by the FSLIC who forced Mr. Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones on February 25, 1989.

49) When Troy Aikman suffered a serious concussion in 2000, who stepped in at QB for the Cowboys?


Longtime rival Randall Cunningham filled in for Aikman after he suffered a concussion that would ultimately end his career.

50) Which of the following players was NOT part of Dallas' "Doomsday Defense"?


Darren Woodson was drafted by the Cowboys in 1992, too late to be part of the original "Doomsday Defense", although some fans recognize the defense from 1992 to 1996 as "Doomsday III".

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