Receiver Miles Austin caught passes from a Hall of Fame quarterback Monday. Roger Staubach threw to Austin after the organized team activities ended, and Staubach later said he could still be playing if he had the weapons Tony Romo has now.
Staubach was at Valley Ranch for a post-practice Sporting News photo shoot with Romo, and Wade Phillips asked Staubach to address the team.
“I talked about having the right people in the right place and pulling together,” Staubach said, “and that big difference is pulling together. Miracles happen, you know? In ’71, that's what happened to us. We were 4-3, complaining and yelling at each other and unnamed players say it’s this fault and that fault. We had a team meeting and decided to put everything aside, that personal stuff, and started fighting for the team and we won 10 in a row. Good things happen when you pull together.”
Staubach, chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee, did not bring up the fact that Cowboys Stadium will host Super Bowl XLV in February.
“I didn’t want to jinx them,” Staubach said, “but that would be fun. That would be extra special, and it could happen.”