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How Many Super Bowls Did Troy Aikman Win With the Dallas Cowboys?

Currently an NFL broadcaster, Troy Aikman is no stranger to football fans. He spent 12 years as the Dallas Cowboys‘ quarterback, playing the most prestigious position on one of the most prominent teams in the NFL. But how successful was he? Let’s look at how many Super Bowls Troy Aikman won with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Troy Aikman’s NFL career

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman makes a one-handed catch
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman makes a one-handed catch | Chris Wilkins/AFP via Getty Images

The Cowboys drafted Aikman with the No. 1 overall pick in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft. The young athlete’s first season was rocky as the team went 1-15. But Dallas was under new ownership (Jerry Jones) and a new head coach (Jimmy Johnson). And their fortunes soon reversed.

Aikman became one of the winningest quarterbacks of the ’90s. Alongside running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irvin, he was part of what fans called “The Triplets.” They became one of the best quarterback/running back/receiver combos of all time. Throughout his career, Aikman was able to achieve a lot: 

  • 94-71 win-loss record
  • Completed 61.% of his passes
  • 32,942 passing yards
  • 165 touchdowns 
  • 141 interceptions
  • Six-time Pro Bowl selection

Sadly, Aikman’s career ended in 2000 when a devastating hit by Washington Redskins’ linebacker Lavar Arrington left him with a serious concussion. The QB retired but speculation mounted over whether any other teams would sign him. Aikman never did return to the field.

Following his standout career, he was rewarded with a spot in Canton as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Aikman’s post-NFL career

After retiring, Aikman stayed involved with the pro game. He moved to the broadcasting booth, joining the NFL on Fox. In his first season, the former QB paired with Dick Stockton and former Cowboys’ teammate Moose Johnston. In his second season, he joined Joe Buck and Cris Collinsworth as the network’s No. 1 broadcasting team. 

When Collinsworth left Fox for NBC, Aikman and Buck remained a duo and have ever since. They call Fox’s Game of the Week every Sunday in the 4:00 p.m. timeslot. As of last season, the pair began calling the NFL’s Thursday Night Game of the Week, too.

How many Super Bowls did Troy Aikman win with the Dallas Cowboys?

(L-R) Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith at the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime of a Dallas Cowboys game
(L-R) Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith at the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor ceremony | Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

One of the reasons so many fans trust Aikman as an authority in the booth? His success on the field. Aikman won three Super Bowls as the Cowboys’ quarterback — two of them back-to-back: 

  • During the 1992-93 season, they defeated the Buffalo Bills. 
  • Both the Bills and Cowboys returned to the Super Bowl for the 1993-94 season, with the Cowboys prevailing again. 
  • After a year break — Steve Young and the 49ers took home the Lombardi Trophy — Aikman and the ‘Boys were back. This time, during the 1995-96 season, they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Aikman’s Super Bowl experience is hardly limited to his time as a player. He’s been in the booth for five Super Bowls as part of Fox’s NFL coverage. 

With so many Super Bowls under his belt, first as a player then as a commentator, what’s left for Aikman to accomplish? According to the man himself, it may be getting to a Super Bowl as an executive with a team.

Aikman has expressed interest in running a team one day. If he does, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the successful star lead a team to greatness from that position as well. Only time will tell where he’ll end up.

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