Last week, Troy Aikman said that he believed Tony Romo is a better quarterback than he ever was, causing a mini-stir around Dallas, particularly among the Romo-haters. Darren Woodson quickly came out and dismissed the remarks, saying that his old teammate Aikman was “the best.”
Now, Jason Garrett, who (obviously) coaches Romo and played with Aikman and Woodson, has been brought into the disussion. And he believes that Aikman’s high praise of Romo, while partly a product of Aikman’s modesty, is also well deserved.
"I think that's a reflection who Troy Aikman is," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Troy Aikman was an outstanding quarterback, first-ballot Hall of Famer, three-time Super Bowl winner, someone who is very talented but also someone who is very modest.
"Troy understands the challenges of playing quarterback in the National Football League more than anybody else does and I think his perspective on what Tony has done throughout his career is pretty dead-on. He has a real appreciation for Tony as a player, as a person, as a leader in our locker room and on our football team and I think those comments stem from that.”
However, don’t expect to get Garrett caught up in a comparison of the two Dallas quarterbacks.
“You know me,” he said, “I don't like to compare players and I won't do that here, but I know both of them are really good and I'm fortunate to have been around both of them for a while and I've learned a great deal from each of those guys.”
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