Staubach first starred as a quarterback at the U. S. Naval Academy, where he was a Heisman Trophy winner 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.
Roger Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys as a 27-year-old rookie in 1969 and didn't win the regular quarterbacking job from until his third season in 1971.
For nine seasons Staubach was in command of the potent Cowboys attack, the Dallas Cowboys played in six NFC championship games, winning four of them, and also scored victories in Super Bowls VI and XII.
Making Staubach particularly dangerous was his ability to scramble out of trouble – his 410 career rushes netted him 2,264 yards for a 5.5-yard average and 20 touchdowns.
During his finest years with the Cowboys, Roger had the reputation for making the big play. He was the MVP of Super Bowl VI and provided the offensive spark in a defense dominated Super Bowl XII victory.
The 6-3, 200-pound Staubach wound up his career after the 1979 season with an 83.4 passing rating, the best mark by an NFL passer up to that time.
is career chart shows 1,685 completions in 2,958 passing attempts, which were good for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns
He led the NFL in passing four times. He was also an All-NFC choice five times and selected to play in six Pro Bowls.
On Aug. 3, 1985. Roger Staubach was the last of the new members to be introduced at midfield. But instead of the traditional wave to the crowd, Staubach wheeled and fired a football 50 yards to the goal line, where it was caught in full stride by the game's ball boy, who happened to be Andy Logan, a local high school player. On the sidelines, Roger had told Logan to run a "fly" pattern when he passed the ball.
Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, Staubach chose legendary coach Tom Landry as his presenter.