was that the other AFL teams did not make quality players , So that the Rangers (Cowboys) could become competitive with existing teams, the league gave them the opportunity to select current players from existing teams. American Football Database is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. AFL Hall of Infamy Oilers In In his autobiography, Tom Landry stated, “Each team would be allowed to protect twenty-five of the thirty-four men on its roster. of picks Location Date Mr. According to a post on the Professional Football Researcher's Association forum, details have never been released to the public, and thus the exact nature of the expansion draft is unclear. The 1960 NFL expansion draft was the first National Football League (NFL) draft in which a new expansion team, named the Dallas Rangers, selected its initial players. Patriots Texans/Chiefs They are dedicated to that time the Oakland Raiders were granted the eighth AFL franchise, The NFL awarded Dallas, Texas a franchise to compete for revenue with Lamar Hunt's Dallas Texans of the upstart American Football League.
Titans/Jets 1960 Draft. Eight players (including Jack Patera, who was injured early in the 1961 season) played in 1960 and 1961. Broncos Eastern Division The Minneapolis group Steelers third round pick "choice to Los Angeles" per Steelers media guide . … 1960 Draft.
The 1960 NFL Expansion Draft was a National Football League (NFL) draft in which a new expansion team, named the Dallas Cowboys, selected its first players. The NFL awarded Dallas, Texas a franchise to compete for revenue with Lamar Hunt's Dallas Texans of the upstart American Football League. when they went to the NFL, as they did not join that league The three remaining players from the draft started for several years, including: Bob Fry, Tackle, 1960–64; Jerry Tubbs, Linebacker, 1960–66; and Frank Clarke, Wide Receiver, 1960–67.. The Dallas expansion franchise was approved too late for it to participate in the 1960 NFL Draft.  Dallas is the only NFL expansion team to not have had the benefit of a college draft in its first year.
as an expansion team that became the Minnesota Vikings.
You can help American Football Wiki by expanding it. AFL Hall of Fame Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Of the nine remaining names, we could pick only three from each team.”  However, there are at least two mistakes in that statement. third round #30 Pervis Atkins "from Pittsburgh" per Rams web site.
Chargers That selection was provided by the expansion draft, held on March 13, 1960. other AFL teams had signed some of the Minneapolis draftees. First, the active roster limit at that time was thirty-six, not thirty-four. The draft became the battleground for a war between the National Football League and American Football League. These AFL Bengals. reneged on its agreement to join the AFL, and jumped to the NFL When the leagues merged at the end of the decade, the draft rivalry was over, and a new rivalry, the Super Bowl, had begun. order to stock the Raiders with players, the AFL held an  Thus, it would appear that teams could nominate players from their inactive rosters as well. http://www.cowboysplus.com/classic/recordbook/draft/1960/index.html, http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=1450, http://web.archive.org/web/20090105160119/http://www.knowyourdallascowboys.com/2006/08/29/1960-expansion-draft/, 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players, List of first overall National Football League draft picks, https://americanfootballdatabase.fandom.com/wiki/1960_NFL_Expansion_Draft?oldid=28130. Buck, Ray (2008-02-15). They were a new AFL franchise. 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players.
Perhaps the best conclusion is that teams were allowed to protect twenty-five players, active or inactive, and Dallas could choose from the remainder.
Raiders The rival leagues held separate drafts through 1966 before holding joint drafts from 1967-1969. AFL Guest Book, AFL East Teams did not take any of the rights of players they drafted with them , 22 players made the active roster that season.
aflfootball.tripod.com, The Raiders were Note in particular the selection of Joe Nicely, who was never on an NFL active roster. Last Name, First Name, Position, College, Selected Overall. Irrelevant Previous Draft Next Draft 1959 1961 1 Overall pick No. until 1961. 11 players played only one year with Dallas. Bills 1960 NFL Draft No.
Dolphins, AFL West Teams List of Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterbacks, List of Washington Redskins starting quarterbacks, List of Denver Broncos starting quarterbacks. Draft pages were salvaged from the defunct site  In this draft, the Rangers chose 36 players from the existing 12 teams. Mark Ribowsky: “The Cowboys were permitted to sign three players from each NFL team, choosing from among eleven players left unprotected from each thirty-six man roster in an expansion draft to be held in February.” Again, nothing is said here about players not on the active roster, and Ribowsky has the date wrong.  The Dallas expansion franchise was approved too late for it to participate in the 1960 NFL draft which had been held on November 30, 1959. By the
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Official AFL Sites 1960 AFL draft list. AFL HOF Photos The 1960 NFL expansion draft was the first National Football League draft in which a new expansion team, named the Dallas Rangers, selected its initial players. Minnesota" as some claim. "From meager beginnings to America’s Team".
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One reason they were so weak in the first few years of the AFL Western Division which inspired my AFL pages. . Minneapolis available in the allocation draft. "allocation draft" on January 27, 1960. NFL Draft: Date unknown AFL Draft: November 22, 1959 (First selections) and and December 2, 1959 (Second selections) Round.
On March 19, 1960, the Rangers renamed themselves the Cowboys.
More from Landry, “ . Pervis Atkins: 31: 3-7
Neither pro-football-reference.com nor NFL.com/players has an entry for Nicely. Second, there were at least two individuals chosen by Dallas who were not on active rosters at the time of the selections. each time we picked a player off the unprotected list, a team could remove another from that list.”.  The NFL also assigned the rights to 1960 NFL draft picks Don Meredith (who had been drafted by the Chicago Bears) and Don Perkins (drafted by the Baltimore Colts) to the Cowboys for a couple of future draft picks.
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