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Former 'Boys QB White: 'I can't even imagine' Romo's pressure

Troy Aikman made a point of defending Tony Romo's honor this week. This after another former Cowboys quarterback came to the aid of Dallas' under-the-gun leader.

Danny White, who spent most of his career in Hall of Famer Roger Staubach's shadow, understands the pressure Romo is under but also acknowledges that the heat has intensified in recent years.

"When I played, it was a long time ago," White told Compass Radio Network last Sunday, before Romo's collapse against the Detroit Lions, according to the Cowboys' official website. "Quarterback in Dallas, Texas, was under a microscope. It has now become an electron microscope.

"I can only imagine ... actually, I can't even imagine. I kind of know what I went through, and that was the worst part of it for me was dealing with the criticism."

Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys ... quarterbacks. That's how Mrs. Romo might be feeling these days, watching her son -- despite a 92.9 passer rating -- take more heat than the president.

"I can relate to what Tony's going through," White said, "and if I could get inside his head and tell him one thing, it's he's one of the great quarterbacks in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. People keep saying, 'You've got to win the big one.' Well, he doesn't have to win the big one. There are 10 other guys out there on the field and 52 on the field as a team. And everybody plays a big part in that.

"It's a cliche. The quarterback gets more credit and blame than he ever deserves."

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