Battista: The Romo fallout
Tony Romo outplayed Peyton Manning, but Dallas' QB still made the big mistake. Judy Battista re-examines the Romo debate. READ
"It's never been a matter of the talent with Tony Romo," Canty told NFL Media's Andrew Siciliano. "It's always been about the six inches between his ears."
Siciliano asked Canty, a nine-year veteran, if Romo's propensity for Greek tragedy can wear on teammates.
"I'm sure it does for those guys in that locker room," Canty said. "This is a football team that's tremendously talented. They want to win now. They have an opportunity in the division that they're in. It's a situation where your quarterback has to lead you. And so thus far he hasn't done that.
We can't say we agree with any of this, but Canty speaks to popular sentiment. If you ask us, Romo's mental game -- aka that six-inch real estate between the ears -- has kept him at an elite level.
If Romo weren't mentally tough, he would've washed out of the league years ago.