I know living here in Dallas that the assumption that anyone is better than the golden boy Aikman is a cardinal sin but as a lifelong Cowboys fan I am going to make this statement. It could be the greatest overreaction of all-time, but I believe when all is said and done Romo will be regarded as a better quarterback than Troy. This all hinging on longevity and if he can stay healthly through out his career.
I never remember feeling so confident in the quarterbacking situation in Dallas than I do now, even during the 90’s. I know the arguments for Aikman: a stronger NFC in the 90’s, more running plays, and less weapons but I still think if you look at the stats you will be amazed at the quality of Romo’s numbers.
Romo: 22 Starts: 470 completions 717 Attempts 6220 yards 51 tds 27 int
Aikman: 26 Starts (1989-1990) 381 completions 692 attempts 4328 yards 20 tds and 36 interceptions
Even if you look at career stats most of Romo’s outweigh Troy’s
Highest QB Rating for a Season: Aikman- 99.0 ; Romo- 107.1
Highest TD Count- Season: Romo- 33 and counting; Aikman- 23
Highest Completion percentage for season: Romo- 66.0; Aikman- 69.1(in his 5th Season)
Anyone agree? Disagree? I know some must be left up to history to see if Romo can win SuperBowls like Aikman but I think Romo is amazing.