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Troy Aikman 8

QUARTERBACK

1989-2000

Troy Aikman was the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, by the Dallas Cowboys. With three Super Bowl Championship wins, six Pro Bowl selections, Super Bowl XXVII MVP and becoming a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Aikman is one most successful Cowboys players of all time.

 

In 1992, Aikman set career highs in completions (302), passing yards (3,445) and touchdown passes (23), and led the Cowboys to a team record 13 regular season victories and the second best record in the NFC. During the playoffs, Aikman broke Joe Montana's record of 83 passes without an interception by throwing 89. The Cowboys squared off against the 49ers in the NFC Championship, a matchup that featured the two best teams in the NFC. The Cowboys won, 30–20, with Aikman completing two game changing completions to send the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1979. In Super Bowl XXVII against the Buffalo Bills, Aikman led the Cowboys to a 52-17 victory at the Rose Bowl. Aikman was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 22-of-30 passes for 273 yards and 4 TDs. Dallas finished 12–4 in 1993, the best record in the NFC. Aikman shredded the 49ers secondary in the NFC Championship 38–21. In Super Bowl XXVIII, Aikman was kept out of the end zone, but a combination of key turnovers by the Bills offense and the running of Emmitt Smith helped lead a 30–13 victory for the Cowboys. 

 

In 1995, the Cowboys hosted the Packers in the NFC Championship and, for the third straight season, knocked the Packers out of the playoffs, this time by a 38–27 score, to earn their third Super Bowl appearance in four years. Dallas won Super Bowl XXX against the Pittsburgh Steelers 27–17, with Aikman throwing one touchdown pass. Show your appreciation for Troy Aikman with collectibles, photographs and more here at the Drew Pearson's Cowboys Legends Pro Shop.

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