Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/17/14

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 15: Former NFL quarterback and NASCAR team owner Roger Staubach, speaks during a press conference announcing that Tony Raines, driver of the #96 DLP HDTV Chevrolet, will be wearing a specially designed helmet to honor U.S. troops in Iraq during the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 15, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Former Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach thinks Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel has what it takes to be a successful NFL quarterback. "I love watching him play," Staubach told Yahoo.com's Frank Schwab. "There's just something about him. He's exciting to watch. You don't have to be 6-5. Drew Brees proved that, and we see it with Russell Wilson. It really about instincts and arm strength. Size, it's being shown, is not imperative if you have those qualities." "If you take the 32 NFL quarterbacks in just shorts, throwing to targets, you won't be able to say 'This guy is better than this guy,' Staubach continued. "They've got to have that feel, and can make the right play. It's that ability to understand what's happening and make those eight or nine plays that make a difference in a game. Figuring out if a guy has that inside of him is the challenge for NFL scouts."

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