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Witten Backs Romo, Admits "He Needs To Play Better In Those Situations"

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Witten Backs Romo, Admits "He Needs To Play Better In Those Situations"

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a pass against Bobby Carpenter #59 of the Detroit Lions at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Jason Witten is standing by quarterback Tony Romo, but the tight end admits that Romo could stand to improve in some areas--specifically, he could be better in the late stages of games. Like, when the team has a 24-point lead against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter, at home, for example.

Romo tossed three interceptions after Dallas took a 27-3 lead against Detroit, two of which went the other way for touchdowns--one of those was brought in by Romo’s pal and groomsman, Bobby Carpenter. Dallas, of course, lost that game 34-30.

"He needs to play better in those situations, as far as those situations go, but he's made a lot of plays for us," Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. "There's not a mindset of questioning him in any way. I think we all know that he's our guy and we all got to do a better job, too."

Witten was then asked if he thought Romo would have a chip on his shoulder following the criticism he’s received in the wake of the Lions game. Spoiler alert: he does.

"I'm sure he does," Witten said, "but hey, he's been in it long enough. He understands the mentality, the journey that you're on when you're in that position."

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