Aikman’s End Sounds Eerily Similar To Tony Romo’s Road Ahead
Call it happenstance, irony, or just call it the handwriting on the wall. But don’t say it’s anything less than an historical parallel well worth considering:
During the 2000 season, Cowboys 34-year old quarterback Troy Aikman helped Dallas jump out to an early 7-0 lead versus Jacksonville before going to the locker room with a back injury. Six weeks later his Cowboys were squaring off with the hated Redskins, when a sideline hit from linebacker La’Var Arrington not only ended Aikman’s season, but his career.
Fourteen years later, a 34-year old Tony Romo returned to the playing field against Jacksonville, and led the Cowboys to an inspiring victory, despite two separate back ailments that left him looking ginger after many pass attempts. And while Romo’s long-term health is a status uncertain at this juncture, the Cowboys’ opponent six games from now is anything but. Yes, that would be the Redskins one last time in 2014, for better…or worse.