Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys

By: Eddie Delgado

Born February 15, 1945 in Cincinatti Ohio Roger Staubach known as "Roger the Dodger" for his scrambling abilities, and as "Captain Comeback" for his last? minute fourth quarter combacks. Staubach's career began when he was named the starting quarterback for the Navy football team in 1962. He then went on to win the Heisman Trophy award and was elected into the college Hall of Fame in 1981. After serving his term with the United States Navy Roger joined the Dallas Cowboys. He was the 10th round draft pick in 1964 by the Dallas Cowboys. Staubach began the creation of making the Dallas Cowboys America's Team and led the team to nine of the Cowboys record-setting twenty consecutive winning seasons.

Although he started with the Cowboys as a second string qaurterback, Roger got his first opportunity to play when then starting quaterback Craig Morton suffered a devastating loss to the New Orlean Saints. He then bacame the starting quaterback leading the Cowboys to win Superbowl VI and was named the most valuable player in 1972. Staubach played with the Cowboys under coach Tom Landry until 1979. Staubach was a 6 time pro bowler and won Super Bowl XII in 1977.


One of Roger's most memorable moments was when he threw a 50 yard "Hail Mary Pass" in 1975 to then wide reciever Drew Pearson who caught the pass and strode into the end zone for a 17-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings while trailing 14-10.

Staubach would retire in 1979. Overall he finished 11 NFL seasons with over 1600 completions for 22,700 yards, 153 touchdowns, with 109 completions. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1999, he was ranked number 29 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the second-ranked Cowboy behind Bob Lilly. Staubach founded an eponymous commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The firm has over 70 offices and is part of a worldwide partnership with the British commercial real estate firm DTZ.

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