Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Romo's Honorary Mav Day Turns Spectacle For Final Home Game

Romo's Honorary Mav Day Turns Spectacle For Final Home Game

Don't be surprised Romo might just see some minutes in the game as his former high school basketball teammate Caron Butler have raved about Romo's ability to drop buckets.

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 11: Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys sits with Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks during a game against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Center on April 11, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

The 37-year-old came out for warmups and not only made his lay ups, but he drained a 20-foot jumper in the face of Devin Harris.

Augmon not only liked Romo being cited for his on and off the field contributions during his time with the Cowboys, but also Cuban's business savvy to generate a buzz for his National Basketball Association team, which is having bad season.

Mavericks: Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews both were sidelined for rest, and Carlisle said Nowitzki wouldn't play the finale.

"Thank you guys. This is an honor I could never dream of", Romo said on a microphone before the game.

"Standing here today, I feel a little embarrassed, to be honest, in the sense that you're lucky enough to be in a position that someone cares enough to do something to honor you". I guess it just makes you feel like you've accomplished something in some ways, even though I feel like I left something out there that I always wanted to accomplish.

Romo attended a shootaround for the Mavericks on Tuesday and participated in pre-game activities before the team's final home game against the Denver Nuggets.

"No. 1, he's a football athlete that's not ready to play in an National Basketball Association game". "But once he said the contract wasn't getting approved, then he kind of killed that".

He was then introduced along with the starting lineups. "I've got to live with that and that's part of playing sports". "He's a great competitor, victor and plays hurt, the whole thing".

But owner Mark Cuban had much more in store for Romo, if the National Basketball Association would allow him, of course.

Jeremy Aragon, a Romo supporter who said he was "born into" his Cowboy fandom, bought premium tickets as soon as he heard the news.

Instead of pursuing the hoop dream in college, Romo made a decision to try the pigskin route to greatness by playing for Eastern Illinois before landing in Dallas where the rest is history.

"At first I was feeling I didn't deserve any of this".

He will also be happy seeing Romo on the bench, and he does not agree with those who have a problem with what Cuban will do.

Romo retired from the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting with CBS, although there are plenty who believe he may not be entirely done with football.

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