DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks plan to honor former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and new NFL on CBS color commentator Tony Romo in the Mavericks’ season finale on April 11 at the American Airlines Center by making him a “Maverick for a day,” according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The four-time Pro Bowler will be on the bench and in uniform and treated like an actual player, though he will not play for Dallas against the Nuggets. With Seth Curry nursing a shoulder injury, perhaps the Mavericks should consider Romo, who average 24.3 points per game in high school in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Since the undrafted free agent joined the Cowboys in 2003, Romo has frequently attended Mavericks games and developed a passion for the franchise, along with supporting other NBA teams and players. He also has grown close with owner Mark Cuban, head coach Rick Carlisle, and forward Dirk Nowitzki, going so far as to participate in the latter’s celebrity baseball game in the 2014 off-season.
Fox Sports Radio 1400 will have Bob DelGiorno, the Italian Stallion, live at the AAC to cover this momentous occasion. Be sure to like and follow our Facebook page as we will have live updates, including photos and videos, from the Mavericks-Nuggets game to close out the 2016-17 season.