Jason Witten heard what Amani Toomer said about Tony Romo last week, and he says thanks for the compliment.
But he also says Romo and everyone else better forget about it.
“It’s good to hear that for Tony, but I think for all of us, but especially Tony, you have to be able to block that out, good or bad,” Witten said Friday at a 7-on-7 high school football event at Jesuit Prep in Dallas. “Ultimately, he had a really great season last year, but at the end of the day, we didn’t make the playoffs. So we all can do more. We understand that.”
Toomer, a former Giants receiver, said on his Sirius radio show last week that statistically, Romo is the best quarterback in the NFC East, and that in terms of consistency, he’d take Romo over the Giants’ Eli Manning.
“For me, if I wanted a guy that is going to throw less interceptions, more productive, higher completion percentage, I'm going to go with Tony Romo,” Toomer said. “At crunch time, he's not as good as Eli, but every other time, he's pretty darn good.”
Romo is indeed coming off perhaps his best season, having thrown 31 touchdown passes against only 10 interceptions last year. But as he heads into his sixth full season as the Cowboys’ starter, the team is only 1-2 in the playoffs with him.
“I think he’s an elite quarterback, and many people have said that. I think it’s great that Amani said that,” Witten said. “But at the end of the day, Eli’s a Super Bowl champ. He’s won two out of the last five years. They’re doing a lot of things right up there. They’re the poster boys of how you do it, not allowing adversity to get in the way.”
-- Carlos Mendez