Obviously Troy Aikman has a special place in the hearts of Dallas fans, but most Cowboys supports are unlikely to agree with his take on Tony Romo.
Time and again the Cowboys current quarterback has disappointed fans, especially by not leading the team to a Super Bowl. With that said, Aikman, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, feels Romo is a higher quality player than he ever was.
"I think Tony already is a better quarterback than I was," Aikman told the Brownsville Herald. "I know how quarterbacks are judged but as far as his play-making ability and the things that he is capable of doing, he is a far more athletic quarterback, capable of making more plays than I ever was able to. He has a good team around him and hopefully, and I believe this will happen, I believe that he will win a Super Bowl before he is done playing."
Statistics back up Aikman's controversial opinion.
Romo has 20,834 passing yards in parts of 8 seasons, with 149 touchdowns and 72 interceptions. Tony is 47-30 in the regular season and 1-3 in the postseason.
Conversely, Aikman threw for 32,942 passing yards over 12 seasons, with 165 touchdowns and 141 interceptions. Troy was 94-71 during the regular season, but the debate ends in big games, Aikman had a marvelous 11-5 playoff record and three Super Bowl wins.
Aikman, 45, also talked briefly about his personal life. The father of two little girls was asked how often he goes down memory lane and watches old tapes of his glory days.
"Rarely," Aikman said. "Sometimes I put them on to show my little girls – they are 9 and 10 – so I get to remind them that the old man could play at one time."
NFL history won't agree with Aikman's high praise, however its nice of him to kill Romo with kindness.
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