Friday, July 13, 2012
Jason Witten responds to Amani Toomer comments
By David Collier
Former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer recently made comments that the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo is a better quarterback than NFL East rival Eli Manning of the New York Giants.
Jason Witten, who has a long history with Romo, appreciated the comments but feels it's best to not pay attention to those things.
"You usually don't hear that from Giants fans," Witten said. "It was good to hear for Tony. I think for all of us, especially Tony, you have to be able to block that out -- good or bad."
Witten knows how much Romo means to the Cowboys and knows that for the team to have the overall success it strives to have that it takes more than Romo having a good game.
"Ultimately, he had a really good season last year, but we didn't make the playoffs," Witten said. "We have to do more. We understand that. We have a great relationship with him in understanding let's press it and be our best. Not only do we need to be our best, but let's make everyone around us better."
At the same time, Witten respects the job Manning and the Giants have done, but he does believe Romo deserves more credit.
"I think he's an elite league quarterback," Witten said of Romo. "Many people have said that. I think that's great that Amani said that, but at the end of the day, Eli is a Super Bowl champ. He's won two out of the last five years. They're doing a lot of good things right up there. They're the poster boys of how you do it and not let adversity get in the way because of where they're at."