ARLINGTON, Texas — Wish you had the chance to be at AT&T Stadium this afternoon for the renewal of the rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers?
So does Troy Aikman.
The former Cowboys great was instrumental in Dallas' three meetings with the 49ers in the 1990s, leading Dallas to two wins in the rivalry, and three Super Bowl victories in four years.
Earlier this week in our one-on-one with the Cowboys legend, Aikman said much of the same.
"Well, it just seems a little odd," Aikman said. "I don't know, uh... last I knew, Fox had the NFC package, so it seems a little strange. At one time I thought that ESPN may get the Cowboys, or NBC, or somebody besides -- I never imagined it would be a CBS game."
Aikman expects that Cowboys-Niners will be a great game. So, he wanted to call the matchup for that reason alone. But when you add in his place in this rivalry, his desire to call the game escalated.
"It's gonna be a great game, so from that stand point it would've been awesome to call it," Aikman said. "But then I also feel that with the history that the Cowboys have with San Francisco, and me having been a part of some those games, I guess it hurts even a little bit more."
Evidently the Cowboys will simply need to win on Sunday against the 49ers in order for Aikman to get another Cowboys broadcast in this year's playoffs.