Dallas Cowboys Need To Protect Tony Romo, Says Troy Aikman

Nov 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Troy Aikman (R) talks with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman has always been a supporter of current quarterback Tony Romo. He’s called him a better quarterback than he was, and said the Cowboys faithful have it good with Romo.

And the Dallas Morning News asked Troy Aikman about the Cowboys needs and what should be addressed in the upcoming NFL draft.

“They have to shore up the offensive line,” Aikman said. ”You can’t have a quarterback hit as much as Tony is.”

And recently we saw Brandon Carr say that the team was willing to restructure deals to bring in players to help Dallas chase that elusive playoff first round loss. Though he says they’re eyeing the Super Bowl.

But while Brandon Carr said that made him a “team player” Troy Aikman wanted to clarify that notion.

“You have to restructure these deals and free up some money,” Aikman said. “I think the thing that the fan doesn’t know is that the player is not giving up any money. Tom Brady didn’t give up any money when gave up his deal. He just made it a little bit more cap friendly. It’s important, you have to be able to do that, but it’s important then for the clubs to pick the right guys to do that with because it does add years to those contracts.”

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo, Troy Aikman

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