Where there might be discussion is at Linebacker, but until Bruce Carter and Sean Lee can stay healthy for entire seasons you have to give the edge to Ken Norton Jr. and company from the 90s don’t you?
In fact let’s do a little fact checking here. Tony Romo has had seven seasons in the saddle as Sheriff in Dallas. Let’s take his seven seasons and total up the points allowed by the Defense in his seven seasons. That comes to 2473 points allowed in his seven seasons including games he did not start due to Bledsoe and injury. Now, I am going to take the worst seven seasons of Aikman’s career, not just his Super Bowl years, or any consecutive seven years, I am going to cherry pick the very worst. That comes to 2253 points his seven worst Defenses allowed. A full 220 points better than Romo’s teams.
By the way, the only great team Aikman had to be in the bottom seven of his career was the 1995 Super Bowl XXX Champions who allowed 291 points. This comparison is with forcing Aikman to take the 1-15 1989 team and the 5-11 2000 Dave Campo led one that ended his illustrious career. Romo has never had teams as bad as those two Aikman had, and he has never had a Defense as good as the 1992 to 1996 version Aikman had. Romo’s best Defense was in 2009 when we allowed only 250 points. Aikman’s 1996 team matched that and 1992 to 1994 his teams were better than Romo’s best.
My obvious conclusion is that I would take the Defenses Aikman had over the one Romo has had.