Originally Posted by KJJ
One thing I wasn't aware of that I found very surprising was that in 1989 Aikman had 38 carries for 302 yards.
He was second on the team in rushing behind Paul Palmer who carried the ball 112 times for 446 yards. Aikman rushed for more yards than Herschel Walker in the 5 games he played for the Cowboys that season and Moose Johnston.
One of the greatest and most often repeated myths on this board (because most of the guys on here aren't old enough to remember Aikman's entire career) is that he was immobile.
He wasn't until later in his career. And even when he was younger and quit running as much it wasn't because he couldn't, it is because he didn't want or need to anymore. Timing passing system.