Hall of Famer quarterback Troy Aikman will be calling Sunday night’s playoff game between his former Dallas Cowboys team and the Rams in Los Angeles.
One of the best in the business, Aikman has done well to remain objective when analyzing football. It’s what sets him apart from the likes of Jason Witten and Michael Irvin.
But in talking about the game, Aikman did put on his Cowboy hat for a second. He was specifically engaging in a conversation about the Rams’ defense and coordinator Wade Phillips — an area that has been an issue for the NFC West champs.
“If they play like they’ve played recently, Zeke could set records,” Aikman said.
In no way is the veteran announcer wrong here. Los Angeles actually yielded a league-high 5.1 yards per rush during the regular season. That included 100-plus yards in nine of the team’s final 10 games.