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Cowboys Legend Has Message For Former Coach

Cowboys Legend Has Message For Former Coach

Cowboys Legend Has Message For Former Coach

A Cowboys legend had a message for a former coach this week.

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman took time out this week to congratulate his former coach, Jimmy Johnson, on being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Johnson, who now serves as a Fox Sports NFL broadcaster, was surprised with the news on air.

He was visibly emotional.

After the fact, an equally emotional Aikman could not stop praising Johnson and congratulating him on this huge honor.

Late Sunday evening, Aikman posted a lengthy message about Johnson on Instagram.

 

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My relationship w Jimmy Johnson spans over 35 years. He was the first to recruit me out of Henryetta High School when I was 17 while he was the head coach at Oklahoma State. Two years later when I was transferring from Oklahoma, he recruited me to the University of Miami. I chose UCLA. After turning him down twice, the Dallas Cowboys chose me as the #1 overall draft pick in 1989. We had a rough start, went through some difficult times, had stretches when we didn’t speak. What I’ve learned though in life is we remember those who make us better. Jimmy made me better, but more importantly, he made the Dallas Cowboys better. He was the architect of our 1990’s dynasty and while as our leader and coach, he should have been the first to be enshrined, I am so grateful he will have his rightful place in the @profootballhof – congratulations Coach! You’re gonna look good in gold! #howboutthemcowboys

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“My relationship w Jimmy Johnson spans over 35 years,” he wrote.

“He was the first to recruit me out of Henryetta High School when I was 17 while he was the head coach at Oklahoma State. … The Dallas Cowboys chose me as the #1 overall draft pick in 1989.

“We had a rough start, went through some difficult times, had stretches when we didn’t speak. What I’ve learned though in life is we remember those who make us better. Jimmy made me better, but more importantly, he made the Dallas Cowboys better.”

Johnson is an undeniable legend in both NFL and Cowboys lore, so it is great that he is finally getting the sort of credit he deserves.

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