This Week in Cowboys History: February 29th- March 6th

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LEAP DAY!!! February 29, 1944: Cowboys guard John Niland, who went to 6 Pro Bowls, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts.

March 1, 1993: Pro Bowl center Mark Stepnoski visits the Eagles in free agency with plans to visit the Oilers later in the week. Stepnoski ultimately would sign with the Oilers.

March 2, 2014: The first-ever American Rodeo, the world’s richest one day rodeo, is held at AT&T Stadium.

March 2, 2015: As the free agency period opens, the Cowboys make a big splash by giving big-money contracts to DT Jason Ferguson, CB Anthony Henry, and G Marco Rivera.

March 3, 2010: Officials from the City of Irving announce plans to open the red parking lot for public viewing of the implosion of Texas Stadium which is scheduled for April 11, 2010.

March 4, 1986: QB Gary Hogeboom says he’ll consider retiring from the NFL if the Cowboys do not meet his demands for a trade. Hogeboom was traded to the Colts the following month in exchange for switching positions in the 2nd round. With the Colts’ 2nd round pick, the Cowboys selected RB Darryl Clack; the Colts used the Cowboys’ 2nd round pick on QB Jack Trudeau.

March 5, 1966: Cowboys Ring of Honor member and Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael “The Playmaker” Irvin was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

March 5, 1993: The Cowboys visit the White House following their win in Super Bowl XXVII. The Cowboys were the first pro sports team to visit President Bill Clinton following his election in November, 1992.

March 6, 2015: Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Nastia Liukin hosts the Nastia Liukin Cup at AT&T Stadium. It’s the first gymnastics event held at the venue.

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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