Turns out, New Year's Day against the Eagles wasn't former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's last day in a Dallas sports uniform. On Tuesday the Mavericks made Romo point guard for a day, allowing him to take part in the team's morning shoot-around, as well as layup lines before the Mavs' game against the Nuggets that night.
At Guard 6'2 from Eastern Illinois number 9, Tony Romo! pic.twitter.com/X07gfKjXvL— Billy Platt (@BillyDaKid732) April 11, 2017
Judging from videos posted to social media after the shoot-around, Romo acquitted himself nicely in front of the Mavs. Here, he shows the form that helped him make the All-Racine County boys basketball team with future NBA star Caron Butler when the two were high-schoolers in Wisconsin.
TONY ROMO OUT THERE COMING OFF SCREENS AND SPLASHING SHIT pic.twitter.com/kKcmjXXQnE— Drew (@ifiwasperfect) April 11, 2017
Nevertheless, he took some good-natured ribbing from Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday afternoon before taking part in a Mavs team photo.
Fan appreciation night. Also honoring @tonyromo tonight. Come early and you can watch him shoot some airballs in layup line....— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 11, 2017
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Tony Romo and the Dallas Mavericks pic.twitter.com/1SEPow2Qxk— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) April 11, 2017
Despite promises from Mavericks owner Mark Cuban that his team would be signing a "pass-first point guard" for the 2016-2017 season's run-in, Romo didn't actually sign a contract with the Mavs. He did get to end his day with a spot at the end of the Mavs bench, however, which is a pretty great consolation prize.