Troy Aikman is a Tony Romo fan. And Aikman wishes more NFL fans were Tony Romo fans.
Aikman, the Hall of Fame former Cowboys quarterback, said on 105.3 The Fan that it’s frustrating that the average fan doesn’t recognize how good a quarterback the Cowboys have in Romo.
“I’m a big fan of his and I’ve said it all along,” Aikman said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a special player. Unfortunately, not enough people recognize that.”
The Cowboys won three Super Bowls with Aikman and have only won one playoff game with Romo, but Aikman says that Romo is capable of getting the Cowboys back on top of the NFL.
“I maintain that they’re close,” Aikman said. “And I know that people keep asking, ‘Hey, can Tony Romo lead this team to a Super Bowl?’ And I believe that he can. It’s hard to do. Whether or not he ultimately does it or doesn’t, to me, isn’t really the primary thing. The main thing is you build this team, if you believe that he is capable of doing that, which I believe he is and I believe the Cowboys feel that way as well. Then, you can put the other pieces around him and you have a chance to be really good.”
The Cowboys may have a chance to be really good with Romo. But they haven’t actually been really good since they had Aikman.