When I think Dallas Cowboys football, I immediately see Roger Staubach. That's coming from a guy who wasn't even born during No. 12's historic run in Big D.
Roger "The Dodger" served in the military, won the Heisman Trophy as the quarterback for Navy and became the most decorated quarterback to ever play for America's Team.
There are some phenomenal players who have laced up and taken the field at Texas and Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the Cowboys, but none are more beloved or more respected than the Ohio native.
I've talked a fair amount through this article about what the star on the Cowboys helmet symbolizes. It stands for class, success and dedication.
The reason those words became associated with Dallas' star is due in large part to Staubach and his teammates bringing the franchise into its first taste of the NFL limelight during the 1970s.
From the "Hail Mary" pass to the Super Bowl championships, Staubach always found a way to win even if that idea looked improbable. He was one of the best under pressure, and his contributions to the Cowboys franchise will always be cherished and remembered by fans and the organization.