Roger Staubach is confident in backup Kyle Orton--saying the veteran “gets things done”--but the Hall of Famer readily acknowledges that the loss of starter Tony Romo will be tough to overcome Sunday, when the Cowboys do battle with the Eagles at AT&T Stadium for the NFC East crown.
“He is the strength of Dallas,” Staubach said, per ESPN Dallas. “He gives us hope. Losing him is definitely a shame.”
Orton has spent the better part of two years in Dallas holding a clipboard, but Staubach believes the veteran is capable of stepping in and leading the Cowboys--so long as he has ample time in the pocket.
"He can play football," Staubach said of Orton. "He's had some good days and bad days, but a lot of good days. I'm hoping that this Sunday night is one of his good days. He's extremely capable, especially with our offense with Dez Bryant and [Jason] Witten and DeMarco [Murray]. He's got some ammunition around him. I think our offensive line will be critical. They've done a good job this year. They need to do an outstanding job with Kyle in the pocket. He will be extremely effective if he has the time."
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