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Roger Staubach sees happy days for Cowboys

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Roger Staubach likes what the Cowboys have done around Tony Romo, whom he considers one of the best quarterbacks in the league. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Eventually, Roger Staubach figured, he had to be right in predicting success for the Dallas Cowboys.

While most of the prognostications for the Dallas Cowboys last year were 8-8 or worse, Staubach had the only team he has known making the playoffs. Turns out they went 12-4, won the NFC East and a playoff game.

The Hall of Fame quarterback sees great things for the Cowboys in 2015 as well.

“This year I think it is special,” Staubach said at Tuesday’s kickoff luncheon. “Last year ended in kind of a good/bad way, they had a great year, they were 12-4, played tough in the playoffs, so I’m excited. They’ve got the players. They’ve got the best quarterback, Tony (Romo) is on a tremendous roll offensively, and they’re going to have a little more depth on defense, so I’m excited about it.”

Staubach has long been a defender of Romo’s. The two have developed a friendship over the years because few know what Romo is going through better than Staubach.

Because the Cowboys are better around Romo with their offensive line and defense, Staubach sees things being better for the Cowboys.

“I think Tony’s right there with the top quarterbacks in the NFL,” Staubach said. “I’d take him with anybody, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league, so it’s just great to see the support he’s getting and last year, they really had a good football team, they were 12-4 and I think this year … I don’t want to jinx anybody, but I think they’re really going to have a good year.”

Like everybody around the Cowboys, Staubach wouldn’t mention Super Bowl but he knows what it is like around the city when the Cowboys play well.

“It’s the only team I ever played for, 11 years, and it was a fantastic period of time for me, and I just get excited,” Staubach said. “In the '90s, when I was in the real estate business, still am, but when they were winning, everything was better. The city was better, people were better, business was better, and so it’s great to have the Cowboys back in action again and they’re a very good football team.”