Roger Staubach knows something about being a Super Bowl-winning Cowboys quarterback. And he thinks Tony Romo can be a Super Bowl-winning Cowboys quarterback.
Staubach said on 105.3 The Fan that he believes Romo is the right quarterback to lead Dallas to a title, the way Troy Aikman and Staubach himself have done in Dallas.
“I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback,” Staubach said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He can take a team to a championship. He can’t do it by himself, but I really believe he can do it. I just see what he does on the field, the plays he makes, the throws he makes, the sense that he has to move in the pocket so I’m pulling really hard for Tony because I really believe he is one heck of a quarterback, and that’s a feeling from somebody that I didn’t say that about any other quarterbacks except for Troy Aikman. I think Tony is the right quarterback, and we’re lucky to have Tony Romo.”
In Staubach’s opinion, the Cowboys, who were 8-8 the last two years, are close to contending for a title.
“Dallas will have a shot at it,” Staubach said. “When you’re 8-8, you can be 10-6. The Giants a few years ago were 7-7 and ended up 9-7 and got to the Super Bowl. Last year, Baltimore was kind of hurting at the end of the year. If Dez Bryant doesn’t have two fingers out of bounds, who knows. So at least I think Dallas has got the talent to be competitive with the league. We have hope that we can get to the playoffs and once you’re in the playoffs, anything can happen.”
It hasn’t happened for the Cowboys with Romo yet, but Romo’s new contract suggests that Jerry Jones views things the same way as Staubach.