Romo, before his stint/stunt with the Mavericks on Tuesday, reflected on how it feels to be soaking up the praise for a 13-year National Football League career.
"I just want to say just briefly that we're honored to have Tony with us", Carlisle said. "I feel like this whole week has been emotional in the sense of the outpouring of support from people who appreciated you and loved you". Romo averaged 24.3 points, while Butler posted 24 points per game, according to the ESPN report.
Tony Romo will wear No. 9 one more time.
Some teams were counting on him to sign with them and save their entire franchise, while the Dallas Cowboys lost a great mentor to their young, up-and-coming signal caller, Dak Prescott.
Romo will go through the early pregame shooting drills with the Mavericks and go through the layup line in uniform. "I guess it makes you feel like you accomplished something someway, because as you know, I feel like I left something out there that I've always wanted to accomplish. I have to live with that".
Romo told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that it was actually the Cardinals who were offering him the most money, and the Broncos who were offering him the clearest path to making the 53-man roster. Bone up. You can't go wrong.
He will be introduced to the crowd, and Nowitzki is expected say a few words to honor Romo when he addresses the fans before the game.
Romo, who turns 37 this month, was a standout basketball player in high school in Wisconsin before playing college football at Eastern Illinois. You can put everything into it and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. I think, however it provided a window into how much longer Rivers plans on playing than the now-retired Cowboys quarterback. "It really has been a very special week". Butler told ESPN that Romo was quite the standout during his high school basketball days - so much so that Romo could've picked going to the NBA over the National Football League and Butler wouldn't think twice about the decision. I'm pretty sure if I did I'd probably wake up tomorrow morning feeling a little sore.
"These guys, I feel like they're all 7 feet tall", Romo said.