Tony Romo surpasses Troy Aikman as Cowboys' all-time leader for career touchdown passes

US PRESSWIRE

Romo may not have the rings, but he does have the record.

Tony Romo now holds the Dallas Cowboys record for the most career touchdown passes. His fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Dez Bryant was his 166th, surpassing Troy Aikman to become the all-time franchise leader.

Because this is Tony Romo, the new record will get plenty of scrutiny. It took Romo 95 games since starting his career in 2006 to get this many touchdowns. Aikman needed 165 games from 1989 through 2000 to get to 165 touchdown passes. The NFL's evolution to more pass oriented offensive systems is certainly one difference.

Romo is still behind Aikman in passing yards. Aikman has the franchise-record with 32,942. Romo entered Sunday night's game with 24,191 yards.

As far as interceptions go, Romo has Aikman beat in that department too with 87 versus 141 for the Hall of Fame quarterback. Dallas won 94 games with Aikman under center, and 52 with Romo.

Franchise records and counting stats are nothing to be sneezed at, but most fans will point to one other important number where Aikman has Romo beat: Super Bowl rings. The Cowboys won it all three times during Aikman's tenure, including 1992 when the quarterback won the Super Bowl MVP award.

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