FRISCO - Troy Aikman is a Hall-of-Fame member and a Dallas Cowboys legend who retains affection for his old team - and who harbors disappointment for it when it fails.
It is failing.
So at the close of Tuesday's FOX telecast of Dallas' 34-17 loss at Baltimore, Aikman told a national TV audience:
"I don't know. ... I just don't know where this organization... where they go. There are just so many things that have to be addressed this offseason."
There are folks in Cowboys Nation who are taking Aikman (and anyone else who dares criticize this 3-9 bunch) to task for being unfair.
But yeah, they dare criticize.
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Mosher and McCool recap the team's Week 13 loss to the Ravens. And yes, they "go there'' as they discuss if head coach Mike McCarthy should be fired. Are they being too emotional about this? Or is this perfectly cool analysis? And if not McCarthy, what about his top aides? When Aikman talks about "so many things'' that must be addressed,'' that surely includes coaching in some form, right?
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