Report: Tony Romo to play for Mavs for 1 game


2:29 p.m. ET April 8, 2017

Tony Romo hasn’t retired from playing sports, just football.

The Dallas Mavericks are honoring the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback – who will join CBS’ top broadcast team next year – in a very cool move, reported by ESPN:

Sources told that the Mavericks intend to have Romo on the bench and in uniform for their final regular-season home date against the Denver Nuggets as a means of paying tribute to the longtime former Cowboy.

With starting point guard Seth Curry ailing in recent days and officially out for the rest of the season because of a shoulder ailment, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said on multiple occasions over the past week that the club would be looking to add “a pass-first point guard” before playing out the season’s final five days. People within the organization, sources tell ESPN, say he has been referring to Romo.

A few thoughts:

1. Mark Cuban knows his market.

Give credit to Cuban for his clever turn of phrase as well as his opportunistic marketing. There’s an entire group of Cowboys fans who thought Romo deserved the starting job upon returning even despite Dak Prescott’s success…

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