Tony Romo will suit up for the Mavericks tonight
The Dallas Mavericks plan to honor Tony Romo at their home finale Tuesday night by making the longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback “a Maverick for a day”.
Sources have reported 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 say he has been referring to Romo.
Romo, who turns 37 later this month, announced earlier this week that he is moving to the television booth with CBS after 14 seasons with the Cowboys.
The Mavericks plan to treat him like an actual player on the roster for the day, sources said, even though Romo won’t actually play in the game. He last played competitive basketball in high school in Wisconsin.
Romo joined the Cowboys in 2003 and has become a frequent and vocal presence at Mavericks games over the years, developing a passion for the team and growing close along the way to Cuban, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, star forward Dirk Nowitzki and others in the organization.