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If Romo's Never Hurt, Aikman Sees Cowboys Sitting at 6-3

Troy Aikman believes the Cowboys would be sitting at at least 6-3 if Tony Romo were never hurt

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    There’s little doubting the Dallas Cowboys’ season would look different at this point had Tony Romo not broken his collarbone in Week 2, sending the Cowboys (it turns out) to an 0-7 slide in his absence. But how different?

    Hall of Fame quarterback turned FOX analyst Troy Aikman discussed that “what-if” scenario in discussing Romo’s return to action with the Musers on 1310-AM The Ticket this week, opining that if Romo had never been hurt, the Cowboys would have scored a touchdown more per game over these last seven weeks. If they had scored a touchdown more per game, they’re 4-3 in that span, and sitting atop the NFC East at 6-3.

    The bad news is this is pure speculation, and worth exactly nothing to the Cowboys’ season. The good news is that Romo is finally back, set to return to non-hypothetical football on Sunday.

    I expect them to play a lot better,” Aikman said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think that it's safe to say that if Tony had been playing the last seven weeks, I think he's worth at least seven points in a game for the offense. And if you believe that, then there's at least four wins there. So, it'll look different. He's obviously more comfortable with the offense; the players are more comfortable with him. Some of the sacks don't occur. With him in the pocket, he's able to prolong some of the possessions and avoid the rush.”