Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) watches from the bench against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23.

Troy Aikman discusses play-calling changes affect on Tony Romo


The Dallas Cowboys are on their third play-caller in three years. Former Cowboys quarterback and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman weighed in on how he thinks that will affect current quarterback Tony Romo.

“It depends on if the play-caller is any good,” Aikman said, the Dallas Morning News. “We were last in the league my second year and we brought in Norv Turner and it was a great change. We went from last to ninth in the league. I think change for the sake of change is not necessarily good, but if change improves that position then it is a good thing. Tony [Romo] is a smart guy, the players are smart and they’ll learn a new offense. I’m sure the terminology will stay the same. I think sometimes we make a bigger deal about calling plays than we probably should.

“But the fact that there’s been change on both sides of the ball again, just really kind of reiterates the lack of direction or commitment that this team has had with those that have been in those positions.”

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  • Scott.

    With all the attention that Troy is getting in regards to the direction of this organization, I wonder if another 8-8 season (or worse) cause of their schedule, will this prompt Jerry to hire him as an assistant to the GM. (With no power of course).
    With saying that There’s no way in the world that Aikman would be hired on to be a puppet. He would have serious stipulations in his contract outlining his and Jerry’s job descriptions.

    • JoeDaBeast

      It wouldn’t surprise me if Jerry did just that. Having so many of the fans telling him that he needs help in the front office. Troy knows what it is like to work for and with Jerry, and would be smart to outline some conditions of employment. Of course, the final say is the one who is pulling the purse strings.

  • SmartThinking

    It’s ironic that Aikman ends up being the smartest guy in the room while the owner runs his team like he has 6 I.Q. points fewer than Joe Biden.

    He’d be crazy to take any job with this organization while Jerry’s in charge. To what end? To end up fired like Johnson once he makes the team successful?