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Dallas Mavericks Plan to Honor Tony Romo on Tuesday

Tributes and farewell messages for 's have been pouring in all week. The have found their own way to honor one of the city's greatest sports figures, planning to make him an honorary team member on Tuesday.

Longtime reporter Marc Stein was the first to break the news:

Further details of this special event were published by Stein on ESPN. While he won't play in the actual game, Romo is expected to participate in pre-game activities and sit on the bench with the team in full uniform. We can be sure that there will be other special moments before the game, and likely at halftime, as the Mavericks pay tribute.

Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle said the following about the plans to recognize Tony Romo:

“Along with Mark Cuban and the Mavs organization, I very much look forward to honoring one of Dallas' all-time best athletes and people with a very special . I can't get into specific details at this time, but encourage fans to be in their seats when warm ups begin at 715 pm.”

Already eliminated from making the NBA , Tuesday will be the Mavericks' final home game this season. They finish 2016-2017 on Wednesday night in Memphis.

Tony Romo
Tony Romo, , and attending a Dallas Mavericks game.

“Tony Tuesday” has been a longstanding institution for on ; a day for appreciative messages, pictures, and memes about the Cowboys' franchise . While a new era has begun at QB in Dallas, there's still plenty of love left to be shown for the departing Romo.

The Mavericks have their own franchise player, and easily the greatest in their team , potentially retiring this year in Dirk Nowitzki. One has to wonder what sort of conversations Dirk and Tony will have as they hang out on Tuesday.

It's times like these that I envy you fans who live in Texas and can easily join in some of the local festivities. Please send pictures!

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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