ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys leaves the game after a left shoulder injury in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
IRVING (September 13, 2012) -- The spoils of playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys are plentiful. It's an iconic sports position, one that has featured Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. Do well and fame and fortune are sure to follow.
Tony Romo will tell you it's an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence with legends such as Staubach and Aikman. And even though there is pressure being compared with players who combined to win five Super Bowls, Kyle Orton said the upside is far greater.
The Cowboys' backup quarterback says that following in the footsteps of the Staubachs and Aikmans is great. In his words, "You're always excited when you get to play the same position as some great players have played."
So it is pressure, or fun? In Orton's view, "A little of both."
Romo is poised to make significant movement in the Cowboys record book. He currently ranks fourth in Dallas history with 152 touchdown passes, but that is only one behind Staubach's 153 and three behind the 155 by Danny White.
Romo could pass both players with four TDs against Seattle on Sunday. Aikman currently leads the team with 165 TD passes. The fewest Romo has had in any full season he played was 26. He had 31 last year. Right now, he's only 13 behind.