One of the great things about being a Dallas sports fan is how all the local teams stick together and support each other.
Per ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Mavericks’ last home game will continue that tradition by honoring recently retired Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo by having him suit up with the team and sit on the bench during Tuesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, making him a “Maverick for a day.”
What a fun way to pay tribute to a Dallas great.
Romo makes appearances at several Mavericks games each year, sitting near the bench and engaging with the players and coaches -- and in fact has become close friends with several of them over the years, as Stein notes in his story. He recently announced he would be retiring from football to accept a position with CBS as a color commentator, working with Jim Nantz on CBS’s number one crew. Romo leaves the Cowboys after setting a number of records. The last couple years, however, saw him battling a number of unfortunate injuries and losing the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott.
Check out Stein’s full story for a little more background on how this all came about and Romo’s relationship with the team.
On a personal note, Romo is my favorite Dallas Cowboy ever (don’t @ me) and I could not be more thrilled that this is a thing. His last series for the Cowboys is something I still have on my DVR and watch occasionally: a perfectly executed and expertly led touchdown drive.
Tune in Tuesday night for the festivities as Romo suits up (but obviously, will not play) against the Denver Nuggets.