Troy Aikman always wonders ‘What if Jimmy Johnson stayed with Cowboys?’

The New England Patriots dynasty of quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick are on the verge of getting to a seventh Super Bowl together. 

That gets Troy Aikman thinking,"What if Jimmy Johnson had never left the Dallas Cowboys?"


"I find myself, it seems like every time around this type of year when the Patriots are playing in another AFC championship game, thinking, ‘Man, I wish Jimmy didn’t have any other interests other than football back when he was coaching, didn’t want to fish and get out on a boat and go out to the [Florida] Keys,’ " he said on KTCK-AM. "Because he was essentially, at that time, he was Bill Belichick. But unfortunately for us and other Cowboys fans, he’s got other interests."

Johnson coached the Cowboys to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 1992-93, but he left the team shortly after in March 1994 due to disagreements with owner Jerry Jones. 

The Cowboys won another Super Bowl after the 1995 season under coach Barry Switzer, but Aikman thinks there could have been many more titles with Johnson. 

"All those former players that played under Jimmy, we look back and say, ‘Wow. What would it have been like if Jimmy had stayed around?’ " 


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