ARLINGTON, Texas – Wednesday's annual Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon at AT&T Stadium included guests from the team's glory years in the 1990s and 1970s.
Michael Irvin, the honorary chair, and Emmitt Smith, the Tom Landry Legends Award Winner, were in attendance. So was Roger Staubach, who quarterbacked the franchise's first two championship teams before the Triplets (Irvin, Smith and Troy Aikman) delivered three more titles.
"I guess with the technology today you can Google us (from the '70s)," Staubach joked.
"It was a great period in the '70s and I always thank Troy for bringing back the Cowboys in the '90s. And Tony Romo is, I think, one of the top quarterbacks in the league. He's surrounded now with a much better team and I think they're going to be in the thick of it all year."
Like Aikman, Staubach has always been a Romo supporter through the years. With a dominant offensive line, skill position stars such as Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, and an improved defense, the Hall of Famer believes Romo has a strong cast around him.
"I think Tony's right there with the top quarterbacks in the NFL," Staubach said. "I'd take him with anybody. He's there (with) 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.
"I don't want to jinx anybody, but I think they're really going to have a good year."