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March 24, 2012

Troy Aikman is modest and 'dead-on' in his comments about Tony Romo, says Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett said Troy Aikman has a “dead-on” understanding of how good Tony Romo is as a quarterback.

And he’s modest.

The Cowboys coach said that’s why he believes Aikman told the Brownsville Herald last week that Romo is already a better quarterback than Aikman was.

“I think that’s a reflection on who Troy Aikman is,” Garrett told reporters Saturday at a high school football camp at Cowboys Stadium. “Troy Aikman was obviously an outstanding quarterback, first-ballot Hall of Famer, three-time Super Bowl winner, someone who was very talented, but also someone who was very modest. Troy understands the challenges of playing in the National Football League more than anybody else does, and I think his perspective on what Tony has done throughout his career is pretty dead on. He has a real appreciation for Tony as a player, as a person, as a leader in our locker room and on our football team, and I think those comments stem from that.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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TONY ROMO IS A GOOD QUARTER BACK, AND THIS YEAR HE SHOULD TAKE THE COWBOYS TO THE SUPERBOWL, JUST LIKE JOHN ELWAY DID IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OF HIS CAREER.

Garrett...You can believe Troy's bullsh!# if you want, but we know better...lol. Troy was modest alright..Remember...Troy said..Romo was a more ATHLETIC quarterback than he was...lol.

Sorry, try again. Romo is what Parcells thought he was years ago: a gunslinger wanna-be who lacks the patient, Aikman-like temperament to systematically take apart defenses like a starting QB needs. Put a little pressure on him and he starts dancing around like the worst back-ups. If anything, Aikman was TOO patient in the pocket--and maybe took one too many hits for his courage.

Troy is a constant pro and good guy. I feel Romo has what it takes and he learns more and improves more after each gm. 2012 will be a big test and the proving grounds for him.

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