Staubach raves about Romo, Dez and 'his' Cowboys
AUG 22, 2013 10:44p ET
And as always, the legendary Staubach helped make the entire affair a feel-good night.
Staubach on quarterback Tony Romo?
"If there's a bigger Romo fan in town, I don't know who it is," Staubach said. "I want to argue with all my negative Romo fans and tell them how great this guy is. He makes plays. He's got a strong arm, and he just does a lot of good things out there that only a few quarterbacks in the league can do. … I think you'll see more no-huddle offense. Tony's really good at it. … He's a franchise quarterback."
Staubach on wide receiver Dez Bryant?
"If he stays healthy, there won't be a better receiver in the league than Dez Bryant," said Staubach, who noted that he spent part of the night playing catch with the budding star. "So I tested him out. He's a great receiver. … The way he played (in the second half of) last year was fantastic and he seems like he's a good kid. He's getting his life together. … He can be as good as any receiver in the National Football League."
Staubach's forecast for the Cowboys' season?
"We can be 11-5 in a second with a little luck and keeping people healthy, maybe 12-4," he said. "(But) you just want to get in the playoffs. … This is a good team that needs to go to a higher level. And I think this is the year to do it."