In an odd twist of circumstance, former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach is at FedExField today, celebrating a home game for his Navy Midshipmen.
The possibilities are endless in an Army-Navy game.
Although Redskins fans will always remember Staubach for the 11-7 record he had against Washington, he was a beloved Heismann winner in Annapolis, and a classy testament to his military background. He may go down as the only Cowboy that Redskins fans do and should respect.
As a younger member of Redskins Nation, I have a slightly different perspective of Staubach, having never seen him play. But that’s not to say that he’s not part of my family lore.
My great-uncle Chuck, on my mother’s side, was a career Navy chaplain, and spent part of his career stationed at the Naval Academy’s chapel in the early 1960s. According to family legend, Roger Staubach–a devout Catholic–would go to the chapel on a regular basis during his free time, to pray and reflect. Read more »
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