Aikman Done with Dallas

Troy Aikman, who has hinted around for weeks about being interested in returning to the Dallas Cowboys next season at quarterback, put an end to those rumors yesterday when addressing the media at Texas Motor Speedway.

Both Troy Aikman and Bill Parcells had hinted earlier this month that they would both be willing to listen to what the other "had to say."

"If Bill Parcells were to come to my home and tell me how much he wanted me to play and how much I could help him and the team win, I think it would be worth considering. Don't know then that I would do it, but how could you not at least hear him out," Aikman said at the time.

Judging by Aikman's comments yesterday at Texas Motor Speedway, that no longer appears to even be a consideration by the former All-Pro.

"If I don't come back this offseason, I'll be done, you can speculate about some other clubs, even as remote as that may be, but me playing for the Dallas Cowboys is not going to happen," Aikman said.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback won three Super Bowls and completed almost 3,000 passes for over 32,000 yards and 165 touchdowns in his NFL career, spanning from 1989-2000.

Aikman retired from professional football following a series of concussions in his last season wearing the Silver Star. He now works as a color commentator for Fox on their #1 NFL broadcasting team.

The Cowboys are looking at bringing in a veteran quarterback next season to assist in the development of Chad Hutchinson. With Aikman now out of the picture, Vinny Testeverde, Jake Plummer, Kordell Stewart, and even Brian Griese are being mentioned as possible candidates.

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