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 NFL.com. ”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.

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Chris Canty, Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Sounds more like Canty has some hard feelings after leaving Dallas and articles like this coming from players like Canty are worthless.

  • JTracker

    Canty who…

  • JoeDaBeast

    Canty left one sucky team (the Giants) hoping to latch onto the Super Bowl Champions (the Ravens) as an upgrade to losing defensive leaders, which has not panned out.

    With all that said, since Romo’s talent is not holding him back, it’s got to be the mental game he is losing.

  • Cowboyfan7764

    We got Rid of Canty cause he just didn’t pan out so he should look in the mirror instead of always putting down Romo which he has done since he left!! Romo is a GREAT QB who at times Makes mistakes like ALL QB’s do at one time or another and he’s done these mistakes due to feeling like he has to do too much to win for this team cause the ones around him ARENT doing their Jobs up to their abilities like our Defense who is a siv right now and has given up a league high 14 TD passes!!

  • ed_in_cali

    Canty commenting about anyone’s “six inches between the ears” is truly rich.

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