Roger Staubach weighs in on Cowboys’ QB situation

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There are a lot of opinions flowing back and forth regarding whether or not Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo should get his starting job back when he’s healthy.

A pretty significant voice has chimed in.

Hall of Famer Roger Staubach, who led the Cowboys to victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII, said that the Cowboys should stick with Dak Prescott as long as they’re winning, according to the Dallas Morning News.

That’s just what the Cowboys are doing. They’ve won four in a row since dropping their opener and Prescott still hasn’t thrown an interception in 155 attempts, a rookie record.

Staubach knows what Romo is going through. He hurt his shoulder in the preseason the year after the Cowboys won their first Super Bowl, and Craig Morton took over. Staubach threw only 20 passes in the 1972 regular season, but replaced Morton in a playoff game and threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Cowboys back from a 28-13 deficit in a 30-28 win at San Francisco.

Staubach’s endorsement of Prescott isn’t a knock on Romo. He just says the Cowboys should stay with the hot hand.

If the Cowboys lose a game or two, however, they’ll have a legitimate quarterback controversy.

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