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DALLAS COWBOYS TRIVIA

1) In what year was the city of Dallas granted an NFL expansion franchise?


The city of Dallas, Texas was awarded an NFL expansion franchise on January 18, 1960.

2) What Dallas Cowboy was affectionately nicknamed "Moose"?


As a rookie, Daryl Johnston was nicknamed "Moose" by backup quarterback Babe Laufenberg because of his large stature compared to the rest of the running backs. The name caught on among Dallas fans who would chant "Moooooose" whenever he made a play.

3) What Dallas Cowboy holds the record for most passes to start a career without an interception?


Dak Prescott holds the NFL record for most passes to start a career without an interception. His mark of 176 passes broke the previous record of 162 set by Tom Brady.

4) Who was the first Dallas Cowboy to win the National Football League MVP Award?


In 1993, Emmitt Smith missed all of training camp and the first 2 regular season games. He went on to post 1,486 rushing yards, 9 touchdowns and helped the Cowboys become the first team to win a Super Bowl after starting the season 0-2. He also received the league MVP and the Super Bowl XXVIII MVP award.

5) What Dallas Cowboys running back set an NFL record with a 99 yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football?


On January 3, 1983, in front of a national TV audience, Tony Dorsett set an NFL record with a 99 yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. Even today, Dorsett's 99 yard scamper is considered one of the most memorable plays in NFL history.

6) What player did the Cowboys trade to the Minnesota Vikings in 1989 for five veteran players and eight draft choices?


In 1989, the Dallas Cowboys traded running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for five veteran players and eight draft choices. Although the Cowboys would go on to finish the '89 season with a dismal 1-15 record, the blockbuster trade eventually brought an influx of new talent that would fuel the Cowboys' return to greatness.

7) The 2014 season ended on an overturned call of a completed catch by what receiver?


On January 11, 2015, Dez Bryant went up for what looked like a game-changing catch in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, only to have it ruled incomplete on review because of the "Calvin Johnson rule". The call ignited an entire offseason of debate about the leagues catch rules.

8) Who purchased the Dallas Cowboys in 1989?


On February 25, 1989, Jerry Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys from H.R. "Bum" Bright. Almost immediately, he replaced Tom Landry, the only coach the Cowboys had ever known, with University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson who had played football with Jones at the University of Arkansas. Although many fans were angry at the sudden change, it turned out to be a prudent move -- over the course of the next seven years, the Cowboys would win three Super Bowls.

9) What Dallas Cowboys head coach invented the "flex defense"?


Tom Landry invented the "flex defense" system made famous by his "Doomsday Defense" squads.

10) How many consecutive winning seasons did the Dallas Cowboys have under Tom Landry?


During Tom Landry's 29-year tenure, the Cowboys recorded 20 straight winning seasons (1966-85), an NFL record that remains unchallenged.

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