Jan 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Dallas Cowboys former quarterback Troy Aikman at Fox Sports press conference at Empire East Ballroom at the Sheraton New York, Times Square in advance of Super Bowl XLVIIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Staubach thinks Troy Aikman could have Elway like success in front office

There has been a lot of rumors about former Dallas Cowboys and Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman moving to the organization’s front office. Currently he works as an NFL sportscaster for FOX. Another former Cowboys quarterback thinks Aikman could have John Elway like success in the front office.

“It would depend on Stephen [Jones] and Jerry [Jones] sitting down with Troy and figuring out how Troy could contribute in a significant way,” Roger Staubach said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think it’s a good idea. There might be a formula there somewhere. I’m a big Aikman guy so I think whatever he’s going to do, he’s going to do well.

“He could be another John Elway, as far as a general manager. Elway’s done a great job in Denver, so I think if they could figure out a way that would work with the family situation I would love to see Troy involved with the Cowboys.”


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  • Scott.

    Yeah maybe, but only if Jerry relinquishes his power and takes a TRUE backseat to the scouts and the hypothetical GM.

  • SmartThinking

    It’s interesting to me that we never see this Dallas organization inventing anything or being the first to initiate something like they did in the first thirty years of their existence. Every year, we watch this team adopt some piece of or variation of some other teams’ approach to victory. This year the flavors of the month are Denver’s management style and Seattle’s drafting strategy.

    That tells me the Dallas organization has lost its imagination … it’s inventiveness. Maybe it’s the coaches who don’t want to or can’t try new things. Maybe the players’ abilities aren’t good enough to let them break out and be more than they are. In all likelihood, it’s the management that has put such pressure on this team at every point that all the creativity and free flow are gone and all that remains is a siege mentality.

    Under the present circumstances, I can’t imagine why Aikman would want any part of the Chinese Fire Drill that is this Dallas team right now. But, if there’s any former Cowboy, other than Staubach or Jimmy Johnson, who can take over the Dallas operation and turn it around, it’s Aikman.

    It’ll take a few years and Jones making the decision to pay up, back off and stay off, the way Murchison did. The owner’s involvement has been the downfall of this team. If there’s any imagination in bringing Aikman into the mix, he needs to have full, unfettered operational authority.