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Tony Romo to pass Roger Staubach in Cowboys starts

Tony Romo might not be putting up the same Hall of Fame credentials as Roger Staubach did back in the day. But Romo is set to pass Staubach in number of starts for the Cowboys.

Romo will start his 115th game for the Cowboys on Sunday against the Giants, eclipsing Staubach’s 114. Troy Aikman holds the club record with 165 starts.

“Roger is the elite of the elite,” Romo said. “I think anytime you’re good at anything and you’re mentioned in the same breath, playing the same number of games, it’s obviously a huge honor. You’re just humbled by it, but knowing Roger the way I do, he’s excited by what we’ve been doing. I’ll be excited to see him after one of these home wins and get a chance to communicate with him.”

Romo and Staubach have a long-standing relationship and an admiration for each other. Romo would love to join Staubach as a quarterback to lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, something Staubach has said he believes Romo can do.

“It’s been great,” Romo said of his relationship with Staubach. “I think just knowing you have a guy like that reaching out and saying positive things and believing in me, it makes you feel that you are doing something right. He’s been great to me and my family, and we will be huge Roger Staubach fans.”