"There are a lot of people that believe the concussions led to my retirement, but nothing could be further from the truth," Aikman said. "I then, nor now, have ever experienced anything that had to deal with the concussions. I had surgery back when I was 26. I was young when I had my first back surgery following our first Super Bowl victory and didn't miss any time for it."

--Dallas News

Aikman went on to say that he received epidural shots for his back, woke up the day of a big game, and never felt better. Then he was slammed into the turf on his back, started spasming, and left the game.

Aikman couldn't help but notice that Tony Romo received those same epidural shots this week.

"I think it would be a concern of mine if I was with the Cowboys, having back surgery once again and at his age," Aikman said. "It could be a factor going forward as far as his performance."

--Dallas News