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

"I talked to Jason Garrett about it three nights ago at a dinner he and I were at and he couldn't have been more pleased, and he's going to be at the game, " Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told 103.3 ESPN Radio in regard to tonight's "Romo As Mavs For A Day" celebration. The two play in a church league together, and while Romo will no longer be tossing him the pigskin, it's clear they still have chemistry on the court. Romo will be introduced to the crowd before the Mavs game and honored with a short presentation.

Carlisle said Romo would be in the group text that sends pregame shooting times to all the players, and the plan was to include Romo in at least one team photo since his honorary day was also the team's picture day. "He has stood for all the things that great Dallas athletes stand for - great competitor, winner, plays hurt, the whole thing".

"As you all know I feel I left something out there that I wanted to accomplish". And as he would say later during a short, little press conference, somewhat embarrassed that the Mavericks thought enough of his career to have him suit up for Tuesday night's warmups before what's a meaningless game with the Denver Nuggets and then sit on the bench during the game.

"I tried to get Peyton (Manning) on the flight with us yesterday", Malone mused. It was the fourth back injury since 2013 for Romo, who missed most of 2010 and 2015 with broken collarbones.

"I'm pretty sure I can not go play 10 or 15 minutes, " Romo said. It doesn't always go the way you expect.

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Rivers is willing to follow Tony Romo into the broadcasting booth when his playing career is over. I can't say thank you enough. "I'm pretty sure if I did I'd feel really sore tomorrow".

"On behalf of the entire RoughRiders organization, we very much look forward to honoring one of TV's all-time best National Football League analysts with a very special broadcast experience", RoughRiders general manager Jason Dambach said. "The money. Arizona, I believe, offered the most, probably around $20,000 or $25,000, which was like being rich at that time".

  • Salvatore Jensen