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FOX NFL analyst Troy Aikman joined the show to talk about the big stories heading into Week 13.

Aikman weighed in on the 49ers’ decision to start Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith this week. Aikman said there has to be some questions about Smith since they flirted with Peyton Manning in the offseason, and they probably think Kaepernick is more of a downfield threat.

Aikman’s big issue is that Smith had to sit there and lie all week and claim he didn’t know. Aikman finds that very frustrating.

Aikman applauded Harbaugh for making the riskier decision. He likes when coaches make moves and don’t worry about the consequences. “Most of these coaches are heavily influenced by what the criticism is going to be,” Aikman said.

Aikman also weighed in on his former team the Dallas Cowboys. Aikman said they’re still in the playoff hunt, but at some point they have to win a big game. Aikman said they haven’t played up to their ability since Week 1 against the Giants.

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Andrew PerloffPeyton's state line -- 13-23, 141 yards -- is pretty amazing for 2016 ... especially in a win.2 mins ago
Paul Pabst...awww hell with it...I'd like to thank HGH."3 mins ago
Cheap SeatsSo does @Budweiser pay Peyton even if he doesn't get a chance to say he's going home to drink? What an amazing endorsement deal. #SB505 mins ago
Paul Pabst....and F U Irsay!"6 mins ago
Paul Pabst"I'd like to thanks Sonoco racing fuel....7 mins ago

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The Healthy MovementNice reference by Peyton to Coach Dungy's advice as heard on the @dpshow3 mins ago
Coach D. SmithOnly qb to take 2 different teams to the superbowl,twice! Only qb to win with 2 different teams @dpshow #statoftheday4 mins ago
Zach PolvinoPeyton being non-committal about retirement, sounds like @brooklynfritzy when questioned by Dan about going to #SB50. @dpshow4 mins ago
Robert GranderJim nantz so awkward, he's no @dpshow with the super bowl presentation5 mins ago
FiveFootNothingSportPeyton wins. But Budweiser is the champion. @HiMyNameIsSeton @dpshow #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowl6 mins ago