Roger Staubach sees Cowboys in playoffs

August, 24, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roger Staubach admits he sometimes doesn’t always see straight when it comes to the Cowboys because of his loyalty to the team and the people he has gotten to know over the years.

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When the Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback looks at the 2012 version of the squad, he sees a playoff team.

“I say it’s either going to be 10-6 or 11-5,” Staubach said after Thursday’s practice at Cowboys Stadium. “That’s not bad. That gets you in the playoffs ... If you stay healthy and get people healthy at the end of the year, Dallas will be in the hunt.”

Staubach admits concern about the team’s overall depth, especially at wide receiver behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.

“They have a great quarterback,” Staubach said. “I think Jason (Garrett) is growing to be a heckuva coach. Last year we were hurting in the secondary and I think hopefully we’ve solved some problems there. Keep the run game healthy. Make sure the wide receivers, Miles, he’s got to stay healthy, and Dez, on paper if we keep people healthy, we’ll be in thick of it.”

Staubach has never hidden his affinity for Tony Romo.

“How do you not? I don’t get it,” Staubach said. “To be honest, this guy is one heck of a quarterback. He doesn’t have all the ammunition around him. I’m a big (Troy) Aikman fan and I think Troy will say he had pretty good people around him. I know I did. But Romo, they’re fortunate to have one of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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