This Week in Cowboys History: March 21st-March 27th

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March 21, 2015: AT&T Stadium hosts a live simulcast of the opera La Boheme and over 7,000 music lovers attend the event which marked the fourth consecutive year the stadium hosted an opera simulcast.

March 22, 1984: Two-Point Conversions are approved by NFL Owners by a vote of 23-4 with one abstention.

March 23, 1991: The brand new World League of American Football plays its inaugural games. The WLAF’s ten teams include the: Barcelona (Spain) Dragons, Frankfurt (Germany) Galaxy, London (England) Monarchs, Montreal (Canada) Machine, New York-New Jersey Knights, Orlando Thunder, Birmingham Fire, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks, Sacramento Surge and the San Antonio Riders. San Antonio’s starting quarterback was JASON GARRETT. One of his Riders’ wide receivers was older brother, John. Younger brother, JUDD GARRETT (Cowboys Director of Pro Scouting) was a running back for the London Monarchs). Former Cowboys head coach Chan Gailey coached the Birmingham Fire.

March 24, 1973: NFL Owners listen to a proposal for the league to expand to 30 teams. Three years later, the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers played their expansion seasons, becoming the 29th and 30th teams in the NFL.

March 24, 2000: Former Cowboys linebacker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson holds a press conference outside his Austin, Texas condo to confirm that he is the winner of a $28 million jackpot in the Texas Lotto.

March 25, 2003: Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells tell reporters at the NFL Owners meetings that “Troy Hambrick is going to get his shot” to take over as the lead running back during the 2003 season. Hambrick would have big shoes to fill following the Cowboys’ release of Emmitt Smith the previous month. Parcells added, “We’re fixin’ to find out” if Hambrick is up to the task.

March 26, 1984: ‘Touchdown Celebrations’ deemed excessively celebratory will be subject to a 5-yard penalty. NFL Owners approved the new rule at their annual meeting.

March 27, 2007: The Dallas City Council unanimously approves two resolutions backing the North Texas Super Bowl Bidding Committee’s efforts to bring the Super Bowl to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Author: Kristi Scales

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