Aikman: Putting Romo Back in Was Right Move

Tony Romo returned late in the loss to the Redskins after suffering a scary back injury

Should the Dallas Cowboys have put Tony Romo back in in the fourth quarter of the team’s overtime loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday? That is the question.

It’s been discussed all week on just about every show on ESPN, with a solid percentage of experts opining that, with Romo hurt, the team should have stuck with Brandon Weeden late. Weeden, after all, was 4 of 6 passing and led the team to a touchdown and a field goal.

Hall of Fame quarterback turned FOX analyst Troy Aikman is not in this camp, and said this week that yes, of course Romo should have been put back in after he was cleared by team doctors.

I don’t know how you don’t put him in,” Aikman told 1310-AM The Ticket, via the Dallas Morning News.

Aikman went on to say that Romo’s desire to return isn’t a trait that’s universal among NFL players.

“Some players do everything they can to get back out and play…I played with some players who would do anything not to get back out there,” he said.

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