By Ryan Wooden, All 22 (source)
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman piloted the franchise to three Super Bowl championships in four years from 1992-1995. Now, he’s looking to get the gang back together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first championship in 1992, per WFAA in Dallas. And it’s all for a great cause.
Aikman expects members from all three Super Bowl championship squads to be in attendance at the unprecedented reunion. Notably, that will include both owner Jerry Jones and former head coach Jimmy Johnson, who left Dallas under odd circumstances after their second championship.
“For a lot of these guys, they haven’t seen Jimmy since the day he walked out after being let go or left or whatever happened there after the ’93 season,” Aikman said.
For the longest time, neither Jones nor Johnson accepted the blame for the demise of their relationship. However, as recently as last year, Jones was quoted as saying he lost his patience and should have been more tolerant with Johnson during that time.
Of course, hindsight is 20-20. And it’s easy to say that now after Barry Switzer led the Cowboys to one more Super Bowl in 1995, but was gone by the end of the 1997 season. Since then, the Cowboys have had just five head coaches and won just two playoff games.
However, they’ll apparently put those differences aside and Aikman is expecting this to be the most complete gathering the 90s dynasty teams have had since their playing days ended. The proceeds will all go to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.