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Nzoner
09-15-2008, 09:57 AM
Sorry,had to be done :)


The 1989 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_NFL_season) Dallas Cowboys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Cowboys) season was the first year of the franchise under the ownership of Jerry Jones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Jones) as well as under the helm of head coach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_coach) Jimmy Johnson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Johnson_%28American_football_coach%29). The only win by the Cowboys during the season was against the rival Redskins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Redskins) in Washington. Though the season seemed a complete failure, it would prove to be the prelude to many great years ahead. Troy Aikman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Aikman) and Michael Irvin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Irvin), future centerpieces of the Cowboys' dynasty, headlined this team. During the season, star running back (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_back) Herschel Walker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herschel_Walker) would be traded (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herschel_Walker_trade) to the Minnesota Vikings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings) for multiple players and draft picks. By finishing 1-15 they received the top spot in the 1990 NFL Draft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_NFL_Draft). Later, they would trade down and draft a running back out of Florida (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Florida) named Emmitt Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmitt_Smith). Other notable additions to the team that year include center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_%28American_football%29) Mark Stepnoski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Stepnoski) and fullback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullback_%28American_football%29) Daryl Johnston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Johnston).
The two matchups between the Cowboys and Eagles (including one on Thanksgiving (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_Classic)) were particularly hostile and became known as the Bounty Bowls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounty_Bowl).

Season Schedule

<table class="wikitable"> <tbody><tr> <th>Opponent</th> <th>
</th> <th>
</th> <th>Result</th> </tr> <tr> <td>at New Orleans Saints (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Saints)</td> <td>0</td> <td>28</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at Atlanta Falcons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Falcons)</td> <td>21</td> <td>27</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Washington Redskins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Redskins)</td> <td>7</td> <td>30</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New York Giants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Giants)</td> <td>13</td> <td>30</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at Green Bay Packers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bay_Packers)</td> <td>13</td> <td>31</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>San Francisco 49ers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_49ers)</td> <td>14</td> <td>31</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at Kansas City Chiefs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City_Chiefs)</td> <td>28</td> <td>36</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Phoenix Cardinals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Cardinals)</td> <td>10</td> <td>19</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at Washington Redskins</td> <td>13</td> <td>3</td> <td>W</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at Phoenix Cardinals</td> <td>20</td> <td>24</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Miami Dolphins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Dolphins)</td> <td>14</td> <td>17</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Philadelphia Eagles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Eagles)</td> <td>0</td> <td>27</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Los Angeles Rams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Rams)</td> <td>31</td> <td>35</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at Philadelphia Eagles</td> <td>10</td> <td>20</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>at New York Giants</td> <td>0</td> <td>15</td> <td>L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Green Bay Packers</td> <td>10</td> <td>20</td> <td>L</td></tr></tbody></table>

Friendo
09-15-2008, 10:00 AM
well hell, bring on the blow and the strippers then!

King_Chief_Fan
09-15-2008, 10:26 AM
I hope you are not trying to draw an correlation between Cowboys and Chiefs.
It starts with leadership and the Chiefs has none. Rebuilding is a great idea. but, not if it is being done by Herm.

Nzoner
09-15-2008, 10:28 AM
I hope you are not trying to draw an correlation between Cowboys and Chiefs.
It starts with leadership and the Chiefs has none. Rebuilding is a great idea. but, not if it is being done by Herm.

Oh hell no,I'm pointing out that Dallas had an owner that wanted to win at all costs.I've said it before but I'll take an owner who comes down onto the field in the 4th quarter to try and rally the troops over an owner who's rarely seen anyday.

King_Chief_Fan
09-15-2008, 10:29 AM
Oh hell no,I'm pointing out that Dallas had an owner that wanted to win at all costs.I've said it before but I'll take an owner who comes down onto the field in the 4th quarter to try and rally the troops over an owner who's rarely seen anyday.


:clap: then I am with you :clap:

OnTheWarpath58
09-15-2008, 10:30 AM
And what happened in the five years BEFORE they became great?

1986: 7-9

1987: 7-8

1988: 3-13

1989: 1-15

1990: 7-9

1991: 11-5, lost in playoffs

1992: 13-3, Super Bowl Champions

FAX
09-15-2008, 10:30 AM
Great point, Mr. Nzoner. Where, by the way, was Clarkie in the fourth quarter?

FAX

King_Chief_Fan
09-15-2008, 10:31 AM
And what happened in the five years BEFORE they became great?

1986: 7-9

1987: 7-8

1988: 3-13

1989: 1-15

1990: 7-9

1991: 11-5, lost in playoffs

1992: 13-3, Super Bowl Champions

they must have had Peterson and Edwards there. Once Jones and Jimmy showed up, the team improved immensely.

Nzoner
09-15-2008, 11:07 AM
And what happened in the five years BEFORE they became great?

1986: 7-9

1987: 7-8

1988: 3-13

1989: 1-15

1990: 7-9

1991: 11-5, lost in playoffs

1992: 13-3, Super Bowl Champions

Sorry,I'm looking at what happened when drastic changes were made,so 1989 on.No more 5 year plans I've swallowed that shit enough.

HC_Chief
09-15-2008, 11:10 AM
The keys in Dallas = great coaching & drafting.

KC has shit at coaching and has had one solid draft.

Unfortunately this year's draft (where we're likely to have the #1 overall pick) is weak at QB - the greatest position of need.

Guru
09-15-2008, 11:26 AM
And what happened in the five years BEFORE they became great?

1986: 7-9

1987: 7-8

1988: 3-13

1989: 1-15

1990: 7-9

1991: 11-5, lost in playoffs

1992: 13-3, Super Bowl Champions
Johnson rebuilt that team in 3 years. The years prior to that don't matter.

chiefsfan1963
09-15-2008, 11:36 AM
There is no question that it comes down to ownership and what pride they have to compete and how much heart they have to want to win it all.

Say what you want about JJ but the guy wants to win a SB every year. I think Denver's owner is like this too.

Unfortunately the Hunt Family don't have this desire. This includes Lamar after 1970.

The Fans LOSE!!!!!!!! :(

Demonpenz
09-15-2008, 11:57 AM
There was a new book about called "one of the boys" or something about the cowboy era in the 90's sounded interesting, love em or hate em the book sounded interesting.
I guess they had a house called the WHITE HOUSE where they would bring in hookers and blow and nate newton said something like"We've got a little place over here where we're running some whores in and out, trying to be responsible, and we're criticized ...

redbrian
09-15-2008, 12:29 PM
they must have had Peterson and Edwards there. Once Jones and Jimmy showed up, the team improved immensely.

And how are they doing now:

2000 5-11
2001 5-11
2002 5-11
2003 10-6
2004 6-10

Oh yea baby dynasty.......

OnTheWarpath58
09-15-2008, 02:19 PM
Johnson rebuilt that team in 3 years. The years prior to that don't matter.

Feel free to take all the players they acquired through high draft picks in those years and take them off the team.

Then see if they still win the SB.

I doubt it.

L.A. Chieffan
09-15-2008, 03:21 PM
There was a new book about called "one of the boys" or something about the cowboy era in the 90's sounded interesting, love em or hate em the book sounded interesting.
I guess they had a house called the WHITE HOUSE where they would bring in hookers and blow and nate newton said something like"We've got a little place over here where we're running some whores in and out, trying to be responsible, and we're criticized ...

I agree, I mean if their going to do coke off of whores asses while listening to SUSUDIO then I think they should be able to. Especially if it's sanctioned by Jerry.