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Eagles and Cowboys Swing Major Trade

Mar. 20, 1964 - The Philadelphia Eagles traded their pass-catching star, Tommy McDonald (pictured left with Sonny Jurgensen in 1960), to the Dallas Cowboys today for two big linemen and a kicking specialist. The new Eagle coach, Joe Kuharich, acquired Lynn Hoyem, a center-guard; John Meyers, a defensive tackle; and Sam Baker, a seasoned punter and place-kicker.

McDonald, who has made 287 receptions for 5,499 yards and 66 touchdowns, has been among the NFL’s standout receivers since joining the Eagles seven years ago after being an all-American at Oklahoma. He faltered slightly last year because of injuries but still managed to catch 41 passes for 731 yards and eight touchdowns.

The 23-year-old Meyer is 6-6 and 286 pounds. Despite his heft, he is quick and has good maneuverability. Hoyem can play center, guard, or tackle on offense. The 32-year-old Baker will begin his 10th year in the NFL.


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