Aikman critical of T.O., Romo

In previous posts and during our live chats, many of you have sounded off on Troy Aikman, saying he's unfairly critical of the Eagles during broadcasts.

While I disagree with those sentiments and think Aikman is critical of the Eagles when they deserve it and praises them when they're playing well (Week 17 game vs. Cowboys), you'll be happy to know that he doesn't treat his former team any differently.

Aikman has had some interesting things to say about both Terrell Owens and Tony Romo this week.

In an ESPN Radio interview with ex-teammate Michael Irvin, Aikman wondered whether things happened too fast for Romo.

"I think maybe things happened so quickly for Tony in terms of obscurity to all of a sudden national spotlight that he hasn't fully grasped what being the Cowboys quarterback is all about," Aikman said, per "And you don't go to Cabo the week before a playoff game. You just don't do it.

"It didn't take away from his preparations. I know that. I mean, everything he says is I think accurate. I don't think that had any bearing. But to say, 'I don't worry about perception,' you better worry about perception, because it's a big part of making it through some very difficult times."

Aikman was also asked about T.O. in an interview on 1310 The Ticket. There has been speculation that the Cowboys could possibly cut ties with Owens in the offseason.

"The pros, the cons, all that should have been weighed prior to extending the contract," Aikman said. "I think they have kind of boxed themselves in a little bit because there are ramifications if they are to release him and what that then does to the cap. I would not have signed him to a long-term contract. I just wouldn’t have done it at that age and not knowing the certainty as to what you’re going to get."

But then again, Aikman sounded like he probably wouldn't have signed T.O. in the first place.

"I wouldn’t be making this decision right now because he never would have been a part of my team."

If you missed it, I posted the weekly Eagles links (courtesy of intern Andrew) late yesterday afternoon.

Also, a heads-up that I will be contributing to on a freelance basis. Rest assured that this will not affect my posts here at MTC. We have some exciting things coming up in the next couple months in preparation for the draft and free agency. And oh yeah, there's that Super Bowl thing. But not sure I have the stomach to talk about that yet.