Days after Tony Romo retired from the NFL and announced a move to a broadcasting career with CBS, the Mavericks said they will make the former Cowboys quarterback a “Maverick for a day,” according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The Dallas Mavericks plan to honor Tony Romo by making him a “Maverick for a day” for Tuesday’s home finale against Denver, ESPN has learned
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 8, 2017
This will reportedly take place during Tuesday’s home game against the Nuggets, the final home game of the regular season. According to Stein, this is slightly more than an honorary event, as the Mavericks will actually dress up Romo in their gear and have him sit on the bench. But unfortunately, he won’t actually play during the game, which would’ve been neat (and maybe a little weird) to see — he hasn’t played competitively since high school.
Apparently, owner Mark Cuban had been teasing this for a week, making a cheeky reference to Romo in response to questions about Seth Curry being out for the rest of the season:
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.
Romo’s definitely had his fair share of attending Mavericks games:
But it’s neat to see Romo getting a nice send-off from the city he spent his entire NFL career with. (Still, coach Rick Carlisle should totally put Romo in during garbage time — you know, just to see what would happen.)