Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is set to make some history on Sunday as, assuming he starts the matchup against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium, he will pass Roger Staubach in career starts.
It will mark Romo’s 115th start in the blue and silver and put him in second on the all-time list behind Troy Aikman, who started 165. But obviously, any time a Cowboys quarterback passes Staubach in any category, it’s kind of a big deal.
"Roger is the elite of the elite," Romo said, per Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas. "I think anytime you're good at anything and you're mentioned in the same breath, playing the same number of games, it's obviously a huge honor. You're just humbled by it, but knowing Roger the way I do, he's excited by what we've been doing. I'll be excited to see him after one of these home wins and get a chance to communicate with him."
Romo and Staubach have become friendly in the eight and a half years since Romo became the starter in Dallas, and Staubach has been an unwavering supporter of the current Cowboys signal caller.
"It's been great. I think just knowing you have a guy like that reaching out and saying positive things and believing in me, it makes you feel that you are doing something right.,” Romo said. “He's been great to me and my family, and we will be huge Roger Staubach fans.”
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