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Hall of Famers Staubach, Irvin like what they see in Dallas Cowboys

Count Hall of Famers and former Dallas Cowboys greats Roger Staubach and Michael Irvin among those who feel this year’s team is well positioned to break what has become a 20-year championship drought.

Staubach, a two-time Super Bowl champion, wasn’t ready to predict a Super Bowl for this year’s team, but certainly wouldn’t be surprised if they accomplished the feat.

“I’m excited,” Staubach said at the Cowboys’ kickoff luncheon at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday. “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.

“I don’t want to jinx anybody, but I think they’re really going to have a good year.”

Irvin, who introduced Emmitt Smith as the Tom Landry Legends Award winner, made his expectations perfectly clear.

Irvin did a little of his own arithmetic in assessing why the Cowboys and Super Bowl 50 go hand in hand this season.

Irvin stated that the Cowboys’ last championship came 20 years ago, which was Super Bowl XXX. Thirty plus 20, after all, is 50. Irvin also got to 50 by saying the Cowboys have been around for 55 years and have won five championships – 55-5=50.

“I see a lot of things lurking in the air that I call omens,” Irvin said.

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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