This Week in Cowboys History: March 28th thru April 3rd

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March 28, 1966: Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. Yes, Coach Garrett turns the big 5-0 this year!!!

March 29, 1994: Jimmy Johnson resigns as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys less than two months after the team wins back-to-back Super Bowl championships.

March 30, 1994: Barry Switzer is named the third head coach in Cowboys history.

March 31, 1980: Roger Staubach announces his retirement from the NFL in an emotional news conference at Texas Stadium’s Stadium Club. The quarterback who played 11 seasons for the Cowboys and won two Super Bowl championships will later be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

April 1, 1991: Middle linebacker Eugene Lockhart decides to remain with the Cowboys rather than leave in Plan B free agency.

April 1, 2013: March Madness strikes AT&T Stadium as the Michigan Wolverines defeat the Florida Gators 79-59 in front of 36,585 fans at the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Regional Finals.

April 2, 2007: The North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee officially submits a bid to host Super Bowl XLV to be played in February, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Competing bids were also submitted by Indianapolis and Arizona. The North Texas bid ultimately won the vote of NFL owners.

April 3, 2007: Terrell Owens, who underwent surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right finger the previous month, is among the first players reporting to Valley Ranch for the Cowboys’ off season conditioning program.



Author: Kristi Scales

Kristi Scales

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

Twitter: @KristiCowboy

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