|Birthdate:||February 5, 1942|
|MVP:||Super Bowl VI|
|Other:||Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.|
Roger Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys as a 27-year-old rookie in 1969 but didn't become the regular quarterback until his third season in 1971.
For eight of the next nine seasons (he missed almost all of 1972 with an injury) he led the potent Cowboys' attack. Dallas played in six NFC Championship Games, winning four of them, and also won Super Bowls VI and XII during that span. The Cowboys racked up a sizzling .731 winning percentage with 95 wins against only 35 losses.
Staubach became a star quarterback at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a junior in 1963. Following his graduation, he spent a mandatory four years on active duty, including service in Vietnam, before he was able to turn his attention to pro football.
Making Staubach particularly dangerous was his ability to scramble out of trouble. His 410 career rushes netted him 2,264 yards and 20 touchdowns. He led the NFL in passing four times, was named to six Pro Bowls, and was named All-NFC four times.
During his best years with the Cowboys, Staubach had the reputation for making the big play. He was named the most valuable player of Super Bowl VI and provided the offensive spark in a defense-dominated victory in Super Bowl XII. His ability to bring his team from behind was legendary and earned him the nickname "Captain Comeback."
He retired after the 1979 season with an 83.4 passer rating, the best mark up to that time.