Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14

IRVING, TX - 2009: Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Irving, Texas. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Giants defensive lineman has had a busy week on topics ranging from his facemask to his recovery from knee surgery to his extremely high opinion of a teammate. Now Canty is speaking up about one of his former teammates.

Canty made it clear to say that he thinks Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was his teammate in Dallas from 2005 to 2008 is a good player, but he then said he thinks the reason the Giants have been more successful than the Cowboys is that Eli Manning has been better than Romo in the clutch.

“Romo’s a tremendous quarterback, statistically he’s a top five quarterback, that’s undeniable,” Canty said Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsNation. “At the end of the day, in the clutch situations, he hasn’t performed as well as you would like him to. I think ultimately, that’s been the difference between their franchise and the Giants ability to be successful.”

 

The defensive lineman was then asked if he thinks he can force Romo into making mistakes when the two teams face each other. “Absolutely. Absolutely,” Canty responded. “Obviously, when you put pressure on any quarterback you can cause mistakes. I think Romo has been prone to make mistakes in the clutch situations and his team has not been able to be successful because of it.”

The Cowboys and Giants face each other opening night which is Wednesday, September 5.

This is the second piece of trash talk between two teams in the NFC East this week. Earlier in the week, the Dallas Cowboys wished Philadelphia Eagles’ Michael Vick a happy birthday. The Eagles responded by questioning whether or not the Cowboys had forgot last season.

It looks as though the NFC East is already heating up with trash talk. The NFL season cannot get here soon enough.

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