Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after at the end of a 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Canty says Tony Romo's problems are mental

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Chris Canty knows a thing or two about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. That’s because Canty was Romo’s teammate in Dallas, and while some current teammates are defending Romo, at least one former teammate is being less than supportive.

“It’s never been a matter of the talent with Tony Romo,” Canty said on NFL Network’s “Around the League Live,” via “It’s always been about the six inches between his ears.”

Romo is getting criticism for an interception he threw with the game on the line last weekend, despite throwing for 506 yards and 5 touchdowns. Andrew Siciliano asked if those mistakes wear down on Romo’s teammates.

“I’m sure it does for those guys in that locker room,” Canty said. “This is a football team that’s tremendously talented. They want to win now. They have an opportunity in the division that they’re in. It’s a situation where your quarterback has to lead you. And so thus far he hasn’t done that.

“That’s one of the things that coach (Bill) Parcells always says, you are what you are in this business,” Canty added. “And Tony Romo is a great statistical quarterback that always seems to make the mistake that costs his football team the game. That’s what he’s been so far and that’s what he’ll continue to be until he proves us wrong.”

Or as Jerry Jones says, until he wins a Super Bowl. Cue up the John Elway comparison again.

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