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November 30, 2012

Garrett downplays significance of Romo preparing to pass Aikman as Cowboys' career leader in TD passes

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo needs one touchdown pass in Sunday’s game against Philadelphia to move into sole possession of the franchise record for career TD passes. He currently shares the mark (165) with Troy Aikman, a Hall of Famer who led the team to three Super Bowl titles.

Romo has won only one playoff game in his tenure with the Cowboys.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, a former Aikman teammate, made it clear today that more should be considered than stellar statistics when fans or media members seek to rank the contributions of quarterbacks in franchise history.

“Even though one player is passing another player on a stat sheet, it’s not real productive for us to try to compare the two guys,” Garrett said. “Troy did what he needed to do to help us win football games and he did it about as well as anybody I’ve seen at that position … To put his career in some kind of statistical context is missing the boat about what he was doing as a player.”

_ Jimmy Burch

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