This Week in Cowboys History: March 7th-March 13th

Tony Dorsett action shot

March 7, 1965: Former Cowboys QB Steve Beuerlein was born in Hollywood, California. Beuerlein played two seasons in Dallas after being acquired in a trade with the Raiders. Filling in for an injured Troy Aikman in 1991, Beuerlein led the team to the playoffs, including a start in the Wild Card win over the Bears at Soldier Field.

March 7, 2015: U.S. gymnast Simone Biles wins the AT&T American Cup in front of a crowd of 10,383 at AT&T Stadium.

March 8, 1994: Troy Aikman plays himself in a episode of the hit TV sitcom Coach. Aikman had 4 lines in front of a live audience. The plot: Craig T. Nelson’s character, a football coach, and his wife are looking for a sperm donor so the couple can have a son they can groom into an All American quarterback like Aikman.

March 9, 2012: Over 25,000 people flock to the Home Show at AT&T Stadium.

March 10, 1988:   Cowboys safety (and special teams ace) Danny McCray born in Houston, TX.

March 11, 1988: Tony Dorsett is trade bait. Dorsett asked the Cowboys for a trade after the 1987 season. Cowboys VP Bob Ackles tells reporters the Cowboys have received offers from multiple teams, including the Broncos and Steelers.

March 12, 2007: ESPN announces that Emmitt Smith will replace Michael Irvin as an analyst for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.

March 13, 1960: An expansion team called the Dallas Cowboys stock their roster with 36 veterans chosen off the rosters of other NFL teams in the EXPANSION POOL. Each of the existing 12 NFL teams could freeze the names of 25 players on their roster. The Cowboys could select 3 non-frozen players from each team. The Cowboys had 24 hours to select a total of 36 players. Among the veterans selected by the Cowboys: RB L.G. Dupre, WR Frank Clarke, and LB Jerry Tubbs.

March 13, 1981: Cowboys Pro Bowl deep snapper L.P. Ladouceur was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

March 13, 2010: 50,944 boxing fans converge on Cowboys Stadium to see Manny Pacquiao defeat Joshua Clottey via unanimous decision. Pacquiao retained his WBO Welterweight title.


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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One Response to “This Week in Cowboys History: March 7th-March 13th”

  1. Thanks for the memories. How bad is it that I was around for ALL of these. But, hey, I still say “Go Cowboys!” with pride and enthusiasm.

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