Watch Troy Aikman's Emotional Reaction To Jimmy Johnson Getting Into Hall Of Fame
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Check out former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman get emotional after his coach, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson, was surprised with the news that he's headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame...


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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Aikman in the Hall of Fame because he was the QB with great players. He went 1 and 15 his first year before Jimmy.
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I thought Jimmy drafted Troy and Steve Walsh the same year. Dallas traded Steve to the Saints a year later.
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hmmmm Jimmy Johnson coached that team lol
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Johnson coached that team. And John Elway was replaced twice by Steve fricking DeBerg before being yanked completely in his first year in the NFL. Peyton Manning went 3-13 in his first year. There's more but you get the point.
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