DALLAS COWBOYS' JASON WITTEN HINTS ELI MANNING IS A BETTER QB THAN TONY ROMO
"On the heels of Amani
Toomer calling Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo
the premiere quarterback in the NFC East, tight end Jason
Witten was quick to accept the compliment on behalf of his teammate, but
stopped short of agreeing with the retired wide receiver. Although he
acknowledged his belief that Romo is an elite athlete, he wouldn't go as far as
to say he's more talented or valuable than Eli Manning.
"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."
It's an interesting stance for Witten to take, but being complimentary of Big
Blue is nothing new for him. Back in early April, he praised both Martellus Bennet and tight end coach Mike Pope,
saying he expects big things from his former teammate in 2012.
More to the point, the support for Toomer's argument has been greatly
lacking. Even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in late January that the biggest difference between the two teams is Eli Manning. Needless to
say, the endorsements for Romo, either before or after Toomer's comments, have
not been ringing.
In seven years in the NFL, Romo has one playoff win, while Manning has earned
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