November 12, 1999 |
Although Roger Staubach left the Dallas Cowboys to avoid more blows to his head, he doesn't believe Troy Aikman should retire after two concussions in eight days. "Someone didn't tell me to retire," the Hall of Fame quarterback said Thursday at Irving, Texas. "I wanted to remember why I retired. I was 38. If I was 33, I wouldn't have retired." Aikman, who turns 33 a week from Sunday, will miss a game because of a concussion for the first time in his career Sunday when Dallas plays Green Bay.
November 9, 1999 |
The lesson to learn from this season is that there are no marquee matchups in the NFL anymore, that maybe watching Kurt Warner duel Gus Frerotte is as good as it gets. As tantalizing the thought of watching Randy Moss run pass patterns against Deion Sanders on Monday night football sounded, in the end Gary Anderson and good old dependable Cris Carter combined to score more points than the exciting Moss, and the Cowboys ran out of name players to counter them.
November 5, 1999
Troy Aikman was still having headaches Thursday, four days after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet blow from Indianapolis cornerback Jeff Burris, but he expects to play Monday night against Minnesota. "I'd hate to say right now that I definitely would not play or I definitely would play," the Cowboy quarterback said. "The only comment I can make right now is that I plan on playing. I'll go out and practice this week and hope the headaches stop."
November 4, 1999 |
Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman was cleared to play Wednesday after an MRI showed he suffered no damage from a blow to the head. Cowboy officials said the results of Tuesday's precautionary MRI show Aikman did not have a concussion and that he will be able to play in Dallas' Monday night game at Minnesota. Indianapolis cornerback Jeff Burris rammed his helmet into Aikman's on a sack early in the fourth quarter of the Colts' 32-24 victory Sunday.
September 13, 1999
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD BRAD JOHNSON, Redskins 33 22 382 2 TROY AIKMAN, Cowboys 49 28 362 5 STEVE McNAIR, Titans 32 21 341 3 DREW BLEDSOE, Patriots 30 21 340 1 BRETT FAVRE, Packers 47 28 333 4 DOUG FLUTIE, Bills 42 22 300 1 KURT WARNER, Rams 42 26 291 3 PEYTON MANNING, Colts 33 21 284 2 ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 42 20 283 1 JAKE PLUMMER, Cardinals 48 25 274 1 MARK BRUNELL, Jaguars 30 22 265 1 SHANE MATTHEWS, Bears 38 25 245 2 RICH GANNON, Raiders 31 16 227 0 CHARLIE BATCH, Lions 26
May 23, 1999
I love all of Merl Reagle's crossword puzzles, including "The Short Form" in the May 2 issue. But if Reagle was going to graduate Troy Aikman from any other school than UCLA, I wish he'd chosen the University of Michigan. Ed Greer Hemet Editor's note: Chalk it up to wishful thinking? Or was it Troy's name that led puzzle writer Merl Reagle to mistakenly (and to the horror of UCLA fans) credit cross-town rival USC and its Trojans as the alma mater of the Dallas Cowboys superstar?
March 22, 1999 |
Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman attended two parties hosted by Dominick Montemarano, a convicted racketeer, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. However, the newspaper said that Aikman wasn't suspected of any wrongdoing. Aikman's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said the three-time Super Bowl winner had little contact with Montemarano. "He went there with a friend, David Norrie, and never really spent any time with [Montemarano]," Steinberg was quoted as saying.
January 31, 1999
The man was walking along West 71st Street on Chicago's South Side when he stopped, clutched his chest in pain, grabbed a white picket fence and slumped to the sidewalk. A small crowd gathered, but he was dead before an ambulance arrived. Later, at a hospital, it was learned the 65-year-old man was George Daniel "Buck" Weaver, one of eight Chicago White Sox players banned from major league baseball for life in the aftermath of the 1919 Black Sox World Series gambling scandal.
November 9, 1998 |
The Dallas Cowboys delivered a crushing blow to the New York Giants in the NFC East on a day that Tony Dorsett's team rushing record fell and Troy Aikman somehow completed passes with an injured finger. Emmitt Smith became Dallas' career leading rusher with 163 yards and Aikman shook off a painful finger injury to make two critical completions as the Cowboys pulled ahead of the defending division champion Giants by three games with a hard-earned 16-6 victory.
November 3, 1998 |
Deion Sanders scored a touchdown on a 69-yard punt return and Troy Aikman, back after missing five games because of a broken collarbone, threw for two touchdowns as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-0, Monday night. Aikman overcame a sack on his first play and later connected with Michael Irvin for his first touchdown catch of the season. The score came two plays after the Cowboys recovered Charlie Garner's fumble at the Eagle nine.