Always an outspoken supporter of Tony Romo, Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach recently made another appearance on the Pro-Romo bandwagon--and, while he stopped short of an outright criticism of the teams Romo’s been on through his career, he made clear that he believes Romo has never been the problem in Dallas.
“I can’t take credit for those great teams I had,” Staubach said Thursday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It was because I had a running game. I had a good offensive line. I had a lot of things working for me. But you’ve got to be good yourself, and Tony is a franchise quarterback.”
Quarterbacks in Dallas seemingly are, and seemingly always have been judged on Super Bowl victories. As such, Staubach, who has two rings, puts Troy Aikman (who has three) right at the top of the list of all-time great Dallas signal callers. But he sees Romo as having a playing style closer to his own.
“I think Troy Aikman is one of the truly great quarterbacks, not only that Dallas has had, but that the NFL has had,” he said. “He’s a different quarterback than Tony and I. I think I’m closer to Tony on more moving around, moving out of the pocket, doing things. And so I think we have some similarities there.
“I just happened to have, I think, a more veteran team when I first took over. Then, the second part, we got lucky with the Randy Whites, we got Drew Pearson, we got Tony Hill. Tony’s getting that now with Dez Bryant. They’re really making some good draft choices.”
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