After last season, former Cowboy and current Giant Chris Canty is the proud owner of a Super Bowl ring. And while he’ll remind you that his former teammate Tony Romo is a pretty good quarterback, he’s also quick to point out that sometimes, maybe, Romo hasn’t come through in the clutch--and that that might be the reason the Cowboys don’t have a shiny ring of their own.
“Romo’s a tremendous quarterback, statistically he’s a top five quarterback, that’s undeniable,” Canty said in an appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “At the end of the day, in the clutch situations, he hasn’t performed as well as you would like him to. I think ultimately, that’s been the difference between their franchise and the Giants ability to be successful.”
Canty was then asked about Michael Irvin’s assertion, that LeBron James finally winning a title only added to the pressure on Romo in Dallas.
“Regardless of LeBron James, there’s a tremendous amount of pressure on Tony Romo,” Canty said. “As the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s one of the most visible franchises in sports in the world.
“Obviously, if you want to enjoy some of the benefits of being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, you got to perform like it on the field. Thus far, he hasn’t had the success that the fans and his teammates have hoped for.”
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