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Staubach Likes Cowboys' Chances with Romo Back at the Helm

Tony Romo returned to action Sunday after missing seven games with a broken collarbone



    Staubach Likes Cowboys' Chances with Romo Back at the Helm

    Ever the Tony Romo fan, Roger Staubach likes the Dallas Cowboys’ chances now that their franchise quarterback is back, even if they’re sitting at 3-7 and in last place in the NFC East, with almost no room for error down the stretch.

    "I'm excited about the game on Thursday,” Staubach told 103.3-FM ESPN Radio’s Cowlishaw and Mosley Show, via the Dallas Morning News. “They're 3-7 and I don't think if someone told me that I'd be really excited about the Cowboys playing Carolina. But they're still in it and at 3-7 their division is helping them stay in it. They're a better team now (with) the health of Dez (Bryant) and Tony. So I think we can beat anybody that we play, it's just can we win six more games in a row?"

    Staubach has been a Romo supporter for as far back as we can remember, but we would not surprised if the Hall of Famer’s fandom is at an all-time high--after watching the Cowboys flail around in seven consecutive losses in the absence of Romo, we’d imagine that’s the case for a lot of folks in North Texas.

    "I haven't just jumped on the Tony Romo bandwagon,” Staubach said. “I remember the Thanksgiving day game, I think it was against the Packers, when he first got his chance. You could just see he had these abilities to make plays and he had a good arm, he could move. He had that 13-3 season, too. I've been a Tony fan for a long time. I think he's just a fantastic football player and he's proven also that it's not your physical part on the field, it's the mental part of getting your teammates confident. Just him playing last week, I think the offensive team played better and the defensive team played better. I've always liked Tony as a football player so I'm not surprised at all the great things he's doing last year and this year."