DALLAS – (Special to Digital Sports Desk — Wire Service Report) – Hall of Famer Roger Staubach feels the Dallas Cowboys should stick with rookie Dak Prescott as their starting quarterback as long as they continue to win, even if Tony Romo is healthy enough to play. Staubach has been impressed with Prescott leading the Cowboys to a 4-1 start while Romo recovers from a fractured back he suffered in the preseason.
Staubach, who was at AT&T Stadium early Friday morning to speak to about 600 Air Force cadets who spent the night on the field ahead of the New Mexico-Air Force football game Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, knows exactly what Romo is going through right now.
“Tony is a fantastic football player,” Staubach said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We won the Super Bowl in 1971 and I separated my shoulder in the exhibition season of ’72, and Craig Morton was the quarterback and took over and when I came back healthy probably eight or nine games later — that was a 14-game schedule — Craig was winning. We were winning as a team. I understood it. The momentum was there and you don’t want to mess around with the quarterback position and Craig was playing very well. I didn’t really play very much until the playoff game against the 49ers that year and I understood it. ‘I’m still a good player and they’re hopefully still going to need me sometime.’
“Tony is going to heal. He’s going to be ready to play if they need him if something happens to Dak. I think Tony wants to win and he’ll do what it takes to win and if they keep Dak in there to keep the momentum going I think he’ll understand that. But he hasn’t told me that, by the way.”