Romo's honorary Mav day turns spectacle for final home game

Romo's honorary Mav day turns spectacle for final home game

Romo's honorary Mav day turns spectacle for final home game

In fact, as he approached the interview podium, Romo looked out into the media crowd, roughly 40 deep, and quipped, "Geez, (all this) for sitting on the bench".

"This is an honor that I could never dream of", said Romo, who rose to fame as an undrafted player out of lower-division Eastern Illinois in 2003. (He hasn't played competitive basketball since high school). "I think the young guys on the team know that and they don't take it for granted". From there, Romo took part in an official team photo.

Mason Plumlee and Malik Beasley scored 16 apiece in the first game for the Nuggets (39-42) since getting eliminated from the postseason.

That's far above and beyond most player tributes.

He also didn't mind the Romo hoopla. There was a little bit of Brett Favre in him, I think, just making plays out of nothing when the play breaks down.

Mark Cuban made headlines this week by signing Tony Romo to a one-game contract that would allow Romo to suit up for the Dallas Mavericks final home game of the season. For us, we just have to play through it and avoid the distractions.

Dallas (32-49) is limping to the finish line having lost five in a row and nine of 10. The fun idea of playing basketball against NBA stars turns to something else when confronted with the opportunity of actually doing it. Butler told ESPN that Romo was quite the standout during his high school basketball days - so much so that Romo could've picked going to the NBA over the National Football League and Butler wouldn't think twice about the decision. "But probably better that Cubes didn't do it. ..." But before that, he'll join his long-time buddy Dirk Nowitzki for the final game of the Mavericks' 2016-17 season.

So there he was, really his first somewhat public appearance since announcing he was moving from the football field into the CBS booth as the No. 1 TV analyst after the Cowboys last week granted his release.

Late in the game head coach Rick Carlisle teased that he was about to let #9 check into the game, but nothing ever came of it. "Great competitor, winner, plays hurt, the whole thing". And he's been a great supporter of the Mavericks and a good friend to myself, Dirk, Mark and so many. It's hard to imagine him not feeling a lack of completion there, considering the way his relationship with coach Jason Garrett seemed to suffer with last year's transition to Dak Prescott.

He also was introduced with the starters before the game. "Makes me feel special".

"I feel like they're all seven feet tall", Romo says. Denver F Danilo Gallinari, F Kenneth Faried and G Jameer Nelson have been shut down for the rest of the season. Instead, Dallas ended up filling an available roster spot by claiming DeAndre Liggins on waivers from Cleveland.

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