Out with the old, in with the new

Week 1 marked the changing of the guard at quarterback to the Class of '99, writes ESPN.com's Greg Garber.

Updated: September 7, 2000, 8:54 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The heat of the early Texas day was already pouring out of the asphalt and up into the blue sky over the Dallas Cowboys' training complex in Irving. Troy Aikman, sitting in his adjacent office complex, watched as a group of players made their way through a maze of orange cones.

This was several months ago, long before the NFL season opened, only a few days before longtime rival Steve Young decided to retire.

"A tough, tough decision," Aikman said. "It's something that ...

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Week 1 of the NFL season marked the changing of the guard at quarterback. ESPN.com's Greg Garber details the transition.