Last week on CBS 11’s “The Score” with Babe Laufenberg, the host floated an interesting idea out there: The Dallas Cowboys might benefit from hiring Troy Aikman to a front office job, a la John Elway in Denver.
It’s certainly an interesting idea. But Aikman himself doesn’t see it happening.
For one, Aikman says, he’s happy broadcasting games on FOX with Joe Buck (and he’s pretty good at it, too). Then there’s the Jerry factor. Aikman, who knows Jerry Jones about as well as anyone, doesn’t see the boss man delegating any power, even if he’s delegating to a Hall of Fame quarterback who led his team to three Super Bowl victories.
“Babe has been kicking the tires on that scenario for a couple of years,” Aikman told 1310-AM “The Ticket,” via ESPN Dallas. “I think every guy who's played the position in the NFL and has spent time within the league has had maybe some aspirations at one point in time of moving into that capacity. I visited with John [Elway] last summer at length one evening at the Hall of Fame and talked to him about some of the challenges and the things that he had done there with the organization and he's done a remarkable job. It's been very impressive. They've drafted good players. He's made good decisions, certainly, on bringing Peyton Manning in.
"Right now, I'm happy doing what I'm doing. At some point in time would I entertain the idea of intentionally getting involved with an organization? Yeah, I think that would excite me to some degree. Where that may take place, who knows? But, the structure in Dallas is pretty much set. I don't anticipate anything like that would happen within the Cowboy organization."
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