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Aikman, Haley, and Dorsett: State of the Current Cowboys

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We've heard it from fans and media types from all over. Now let's get a take from our Legends. And for the record, "co-sign."

Troy Aikman and Drew Bledsoe to solve the oil spill?

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Jacques Cousteau's son is a partner, too. I hope it can work. And if it can't, I hope someone figures out what can, very quickly. It's getting a little grim down here in Florida.

Carson Palmer & Troy

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Article describing the friendly relationship and mutual respect between Aikman and Palmer, and why you should never block a neighbor's driveway.

Yakuza Rich Dallas Cowboys Blog: Aikman, Overrated or Not...You Be the Judge

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In the second half of this post, YR has an interesting analysis of Aikman's stats and whether he deserves to be in the HOF in the context of how stats that show how the passing game has changed over time... "the passing game has drastically changed over the years. And why writers, HOF voters, commentators, analysts, etc. choose to ignore this is beyond me. So what I’ve done is take a brief look at the difference in passing and receiving statistics over the years, starting at 1966 and going through 10 year intervals. For each year, I took the top 10 QB’s. [...] Aikman’s best years were from 1991-1998 where he had a QB rating of 87.1. During that time the league average was 75.0. Obviously, a big part of Aikman’s praise and HOF induction was him winning 3 Super Bowls (and being a terrific postseason player in general). But during his best years his QB rating was 16.1% above the average, which would be the equivalent of a QB having a 92 QB rating in today’s NFL."

Comparing Romo's stats to the best Cowboys QBs in context of the league at the time

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Yakuza Rich has a pretty interesting post at his blog. In order to put Romo's record breaking season in context in relation to how the league has changed and become more pass oriented over the years, he looks at QB stats (YPA, Comp%, QB rating) of the top 5 Cowboys QBs (Meredith, Staubach, White, Aikman, Romo) in their best years and best two back-to-back years, and how they compared to the rest of the league. Atlhough Romo had a huge year and broke their overall records, in all but one case he actually was #4 or #5 compared to the other great Cowboys QBs and how far above average they were in the league during their best years. One thing that clearly stands out is that The Dodger had a truly monster year in '71. With another year under Romo's belt and the same receiving corps as last year, with T.O. still playing at a very high level and more experience across the board behind him, combined with the versatility of Felix and Martellus to contribute in the passing game, plus the upgraded defense that will likely give the offense more time of possession, it will be very exciting to see how he compares this year. His best years are still in front of him!

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