This Week in Cowboys History: February 22nd-28th


February 23, 1951: Ed “Too Tall” Jones was born in Jackson, Tennessee. Jones was the #1 overall pick of the 1974 NFL Draft.


February 24, 1991: The new World League of American Football, headed by former Cowboys executives Tex Schramm and Joe Bailey, holds its first player draft. One of the teams in the new WLAF, the San Antonio Riders, would later sign a young quarterback from Princeton named Jason Garrett to their roster.


February 25, 1989: Jerry Jones, a businessman from Arkansas, buys the Dallas Cowboys from Bum Bright. Jimmy Johnson is named head coach, replacing Tom Landry.


February 26, 2011: A crowd of 60,125 converge on AT&T Stadium to see the monster trucks in Monster Jam.


February 27, 2003: The Cowboys release the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, after 13 seasons with the team.



Author: Kristi Scales

Kristi Scales

Kristi Scales is the Cowboys' multi-award winning sideline reporter who has covered the Cowboys for 25 seasons.

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