Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #12. Roger Staubach

12.  Roger Staubach: Staubach was taken in the 10th round (129th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1964 draft.  Even though Staubach was drafted by the Cowboys in ’64 it wasnt until 1969 that He made his first appearance in an NFL game because of his service in the Navy.  Staubach played 131 games (114 starts) in 11 seasons for Dallas.  During that time, he had a regular season record of 85-29 including six seasons where he won at least 10 games according to pro-football-reference.com.  His most impressive seasons came in 1971,’73, ’77 and ’79.  In ’71, Staubach had his first real chance as a starter for Dallas and took full advantage by winning all 10 of his regular season starts and three more in the post-season to win the Super Bowl.  Along the way, Staubach had a league-leading passer rating of 104.8 to go along with 1,882 passing yards and 15 touchdowns to only four interceptions to earn his first Pro Bowl.  Two years later Staubach lead the NFL in touchdown passes (23) and passer rating (94.6) while completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,428 yards.  Staubach had another fantastic season in ’77 when he was under center as the Cowboys won another Super Bowl.  That season, he completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 2,620 yards and 18 touchdowns to earn his third straight Pro Bowl.  Even though ’79 was his last season in the NFL, Staubach had another dominant year with career highs in passing yards (3,586) and touchdowns (27) while leading the league in passer rating for the fourth time.

For his career, the six-time Pro Bowler completed 57 percent of his passes for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns.  He also carried the ball 410 times for 2,264 yards and 20 scores.  Staubach was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985 for his impressive career.

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