Staubach is the epitome of an elite player who came out of nowhere. First off, he was a tenth-round draft pick in 1964 after he impressed with Navy. The Cowboys saw enough to give him a chance but he missed four years because of his military commitment. Then he exploded onto the scene when he returned to the football field.
Dallas has had some iconic quarterbacks in its history but Staubach is up there with the best. The two-time Super Bowl champion was also a Man of the Year as well as a six-time Pro Bowler. He defined a different era and became a great family man. Staubach’s career and achievements were more than anybody expected (via The Athletic).