Yeah, you knew this one would show up some time. I saved it for #10. (BTW, this is nowhere near the end of the list).
Now if I had to choose one QB from the history of the Cowboys, I would choose Roger Staubach. I don't know... maybe because he was the first QB I remember. Maybe because he was the first championship QB for the team. Maybe because he was just a stand up guy. But as much as I love Troy, Dandy Don, Danny and am getting attached to Tony, Roger is my guy.
But even the best guys get knocked out of games once in awhile. It also seems like it happens too often against the Redskins. You might even remember that Troy's last play came when he was injured by Lavar Arrington while playing the Redskins. It just happened alot.
In 1974, one of the most memorable days in Cowboy lore took place. Midway through the third quarter, Roger got knocked loopy. The Mad Bomber, Clint Longley came on to replace him. The Cowboys trailed 16-3. Longley was frankly an erratic QB. He didn't last long, especially after later sucker punching Roger, but on this day, he was true.
35 seconds left. Cowboys at midfield. No timeouts. So what did the inexperienced Abilene Christian QB do? What all Dallas QBs did in the '70s. He threw a bomb to Drew Pearson who beat double coverage and pulled down the touchdown. The Defense provided a turnover and Longley was able to simply run out the clock for a 24-23 win.
Classic Cowboys. Read about it here.