Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, 34, announced his retirement on Monday, after a career that included three Super Bowl championships, reports ESPN.com and the Dallas Cowboys Web site. He is expected to join Fox Sports in a position to be announced. Aikman has been out of work since being waived March 7, when the team reportedly severed its ties to him in order to avoid a $7 million bonus and seven-year contract extension. (The deadline date was March 8.) As it was, there were questions over Aikman's fitness to continue playing: He missed five games last season because of injuries, notes ESPN.com, and he was knocked out of three more, all in the first quarter. He also has suffered four concussions in his last 20 starts and has a degenerative back problem.
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