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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Troy Aikman

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You see on Sundays announcing football games but at one time he was one of the understated leaders of the Dallas Cowboys. Yes the Cowboys had Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith, but it was Troy Aikman who had put it together the balance between when to run and when to pass. One of the things that bothered Aikman throughout his career was concussions.

Following Super Bowl XXVIII, Aikman spoke of still feeling the ill effects of the concussion he suffered against the 49ers in the NFC Championship. Aikman spoke afterwards how he did not remember anything about Super Bowl XXVIII, let alone playing in the game.

The 2000 season was Aikman’s final season as a professional football player. Aikman suffered from several concussions during the season, and a revolving door at QB took place between Aikman and former Eagles QB Randall Cunningham. Aikman’s final game was at home against the Washington Redskins. He was hit by linebacker LaVar Arrington and suffered the tenth and final concussion of his career.

Aikman played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes …Troy Aikman.

Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts: 4,715
Pass completions: 2,898
Percentage: 61.5
TDINT: 165–141
Passing yards: 32,942
QB Rating: 81.6

 

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