DETROIT - FEBRUARY 03: Troy Aikman answers questions during the former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player media availability on February 3, 2006 at the Renaissance Ballroom in Detroit Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Apparently, Smith isn't the only franchise great impressed by the team's effort this season.
"They very easily could have been that team here this year," Aikman said, per the Dallas Morning News. "No one really wanted to face them in the postseason. Something just didn't work out well for them in Minnesota. But they're a talented group with a great quarterback, and they're well on their way."
"Something" not working out for Dallas in Minnesota may be a severe understatement; it was more like a litany of somethings. But one can't deny that Aikman, who at times seems to go out of his way to come off as objective on Fox, knows well the look of a Super Bowl caliber team.