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



    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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