Staubach, a two-time Super Bowl champion, was a part of the 1970s All-Decade Team and the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He led the Cowboys to five Super Bowl appearances, four as the starter, and when he was named the MVP of Super Bowl VI, he was the first of four players to win the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP.
Staubach said on Wednesday that he got an opportunity to visit with current Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who had a compound fracture and a disjoined his right ankle during the team’s game against the New York Giants in Week 5. Staubach said that he separated him concerning the time he isolated his shoulder during the 1972 NFL season and he had to miss critical time because of the injury.
Staubach is a fanatic of Prescott, and he accepts that he will be prepared to take over under focus again one year from now for the Cowboys.
“Personally, I really like Dak Prescott. I’ve seen some things in Dak during the time he’s been here,” Staubach told Fox News on behalf of USAA and their Salute to Service. “And I believe he’s a really good football player. I don’t know what’s going on with all the negotiations and things there. But when I got injured, I missed almost the whole season. But I came back, and at the time, it felt like an eternity, but I did come back. And I think he’s going to be back strong.
Staubach added: “He said he really wants to get that chance, and he’s going to fight his way to get healthy. That dislocation and fracture will take a while to heal, but I hope that he gets healthy as fast as he can. And I think he’ll be the quarterback for the Cowboys next year… They are a good team, but they’ve had some injuries. He will be ready to take it over again next year.”
Staubach, who won the 1963 Heisman Trophy award while going to the United States Naval Academy, served four years in the U.S. Naval force after graduation, which even remembered a visit for Vietnam. After he served, he joined the Cowboys as a 27-year-old rookie, and he played each of the 11 seasons of his professional career with the franchise.
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