This Day in Football: Troy Aikman Waived

Dallas Cowboys, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

On this date in 2001 – eleven years to the day that Peyton Manning was released by the Indianapolis Colts — Troy Aikman was waived by the Dallas Cowboys.

Just as (presumably) Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III will soon discover, following a Hall of Famer is not easy.  Quincy Carter found that out in Dallas in 2001, when he became the Cowboys first starter of the post-Aikman era.  Here’s a look back at Carter’s first game in Dallas, as originally presented in the film, Foundation for Success:

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