Five Fun Facts About Dallas Cowboys Great Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach is one of the most popular players ever to wear a Dallas Cowboys uniform. He was drafted by the Cowboys in 1964, but because of a commitment to the United States Navy, he wouldn’t join the team full time until the late 1960’s. He was an instrumental part of the evolution of the team from the struggling expansion team of the 1960’s into America’s Team in the 1970’s.

He played a big part in all of the Cowboys success during the decade, including helping them get to multiple Super Bowls. He threw a lot of big passes, some going for some of the most important scores in team history. Here is a look at five interesting facts about the touchdown passes of Roger Staubach.

#1 Roger Staubach threw more touchdown passes against the New York Giants than he did against any other team in the league. He threw for 24 touchdowns against the Giants, just one more than he did against the second place team on that list, the St. Louis Cardinals.

#2 Staubach was a slow starter during his career when it came to throwing touchdown passes. He threw 56 touchdown passes in the second quarter, 35 in the third, 37 in the fourth, and one in overtime. However, he threw just 24 in the first quarter of play.

#3 Two players tied for the honor of catching the most touchdown passes from Roger Staubach. During their careers, both Billy Joe DuPree and Drew Pearson caught 27 touchdown passes thrown their way by Staubach. That is almost twice as many as the next person on the list.

#4 During his career, Staubach completed three touchdown passes to players who would eventually end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bob Hayes (11), Lance Alworth (1), and Tony Dorsett (4).

#5 Staubach’s first career touchdown pass came in the first game of the 1969 season. It happened in the first quarter of a 24-3 win over the Cardinals. It was thrown for 75 yards and was caught by Lance Rentzel.

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