Plenty of folks out there believe Charles Haley belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, not the least prominent of which is Haley’s former teammate, Fox analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman.
Aikman joined The Musers on 1310 the Ticket this week where he made a pretty good case for Haley’s being inducted into Canton--namely, Aikman isn’t so sure that the Cowboys teams that won three Super Bowls in the early- to mid-nineties would have been able to accomplish the feat without Haley on the roster.
“It’s not just about putting numbers up on the board and saying, ‘This guy deserves to be in the Hall of Fame,’” Aikman said, via the Dallas Morning News. “The stats are only relevant when somebody wants to use the stats as an argument as to why they voted for somebody or why they didn’t vote for somebody.
“But when you go back and you look at the teams that won those five Super Bowls, he was a big part of those teams that won those five Super Bowls. That’s meaningful to me. And having had him on my team for three of them, I’m not so sure we would’ve won any of them if it weren’t for him. I’m pretty adamant about the fact that I believe he deserves to be in and I’m pretty disappointed that it hasn’t happened. But I believe it will.”
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