Roger Staubach would love to see his fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman take a page from John Elway’s book and join the Dallas Cowboys as a member of the front office, but he understands that Aikman might be hesitant to leave his post as a FOX analyst.
“It would depend on Stephen [Jones] and Jerry [Jones] sitting down with Troy and figuring out how Troy could contribute in a significant way,” Staubach said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think it’s a good idea. There might be a formula there somewhere. I’m a big Aikman guy so I think whatever he’s going to do, he’s going to do well. He could be another John Elway, as far as a general manager. Elway’s done a great job in Denver, so I think if they could figure out a way that would work with the family situation I would love to see Troy involved with the Cowboys.”
It’s doubtful that Aikman would join the front office for several reasons. Aside from the fact that he likes and is really good at his current job, Aikman himself has acknowledged that the franchise is a bit dysfunctional in their attempts to get back on the right track. And that’s to say nothing of the fact that hiring Aikman would mean Jerry has to cede some power--and as we all know, he’s never been a fan of that.
“I’ve been asked a lot over the years whether or not it’s something that I would want to do down the road,” Aikman said. “I probably speak for a lot of guys who played at one time or another who maybe have entertained the idea, and I certainly have. I think the timing right now probably wouldn’t be good. The job I have is great, it affords me a lot of time with my young daughters. You don’t get that kind of time with them if you’re serving in an executive role. If the timing is right, down the road, it’s something that I would certainly consider.”
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