Yahoo Troy Aikman Article

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  1. TexasFrog

    TexasFrog Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/heres-...sity-joke-country-music-career-035843961.html

    My favorite quote and why I’ve always said Troy is better than Romo and underrated

    “Players, like Woodson, saw their quarterback arrive every day at 6:30 a.m. and adjusted their routines accordingly. They also respected his ability.

    “We wanted Troy’s stamp of approval,” Johnston said.

    “I used to call him ‘Cool Whip’ back in the day, cause he could whip the ball,” Woodson said of the former Super Bowl MVP and six-time Pro Bowl selection, who finished his career with 32,942 career passing yards and 165 career touchdowns. “We used to call him all kinds of names. ‘Cool Whip.’ ‘Eight Ball.’ You name it. He threw the perfect pass. He’s the best quarterback I’ve been around.

    “You can’t tell me Tony Romo was a better quarterback than Troy. I don’t even think that’s a close comparison. Troy, with a wide-open offense, with his ability to deliver the football, at a young age, and be able to lead the way he did, he would put up astronomical numbers.”
     
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  2. BleedinBlue

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    Troy would be a beast in today's NFL
     
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  3. TexasFrog

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    His accuracy with today’s offense would be silly
     
  4. rnr_honeybadger

    rnr_honeybadger Well-Known Member

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    There are people who think Tony Romo was a better QB than Troy Aikman? LOL
     
  5. lostar2009

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    Troy was great hands down. Those dimes he drop on Irvin while in stride was legendary.
     
  6. TexasFrog

    TexasFrog Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    There have been some epic threads here intimating as much!
     
  7. TexasFrog

    TexasFrog Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    And in traffic! Pinpoint
     
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  8. Ranching

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    He's better than Romo, but is he better than Dak? What say you? Lol! I'm outta here!!!!!
     
  9. lostar2009

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    He is better than both of them.
     
  10. rnr_honeybadger

    rnr_honeybadger Well-Known Member

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    Tony Romo was a classic underachiever. He worked at his craft but honestly the vibe I got from Romo was that if he was cut the next day he'd be fine about it. Football was never his life, it was just a means for him to earn a living and got him to bang a few famous women.
     
  11. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    As good as Romo was at times, he couldn't hold Aikman's jock.
     
  12. DandyTom64

    DandyTom64 Well-Known Member

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    I thought that Jerry was holding the jocks.
     
  13. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    Jerry own's the jocks
     
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  15. rnr_honeybadger

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  16. Super_Kazuya

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    On the field, Tony Romo was better than Troy Aikman using the information we have available. Troy was great as long as he had pre-free agency superteams that he could bus drive. As soon as they needed more from Troy (after 1996) he and the team both went into the can. Sure, Troy could have had gaudier numbers when he was younger... but he also might have hit 70 homers if he started playing baseball instead. Neither happened so I don’t really care about it.
     
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  17. CowboyRoy

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    Loved Troy and Jimmy said the same thing. But for the life of him he couldn't throw the deep ball. He also didn't real have burners on a regular basis.
     
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  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Yes. There really are.
     
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  19. TexasFrog

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    Disagree. You can’t take numbers from two completely different eras and say “this is the answer” I’ll take Woodson’s take. Troy played in an era with press coverage where guys mauled WRs and was one of the most accurate passers in playoff history. Romo played in a playground era that was wide open. If I told you the QBs would switch eras would you trust Aikman in a wide open league or Romo...who already had interception issues..in a game where there was only so much space to throw? It’s easy
     
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  20. Fla Cowpoke

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    It is such a hard comparison....I don't think Troy would have been that good with the crappy O lines that Romo had the great part of his career. I don't know that Troy would have worked well with Dez....but maybe Troy would have snapped him into shape. I think there is no doubt that Troy had more athletic ability, especially as a young QB....but Tony could do much more with a less structured offense. Troy's resume says he is better, but I really think it isn't as far apart as a lot apparently do.
     
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