Caron Butler says Tony Romo could have played pro basketball

Ross Houston
April 17, 2017

"Thank you, Dallas, I love you". "Being stuck in situations where you feel like three, four guys around him, usually other quarterbacks would just go down, but he would spin and then spin the other way and run back 10 yards and then find the open receiver". But whether or not Romo's presence had anything to do with it, 38-year-old Dirk Nowitzki defied his age again with 21 points and eight rebounds in just 27 minutes. But Silver told Cuban Romo's one-day contract would not be honored.

Said Vaughn: "He seems like a cool guy, and he's a great quarterback".

Mangini, who coached the New York Jets from 2006-08 and the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and 2010, said Monday on FS1's Undisputed that he thinks there is an 80 percent chance Tony Romo plays in an National Football League game this season.

"This is an honor I could never have dreamed of", Romo told the crowd before the game. Retired NBA player Caron Butler recently stated that he believed Romo would have made it in the NBA if he pursued basketball after high school. "So we wanted to see if he would be willing to do this and we're happy that he was enthusiastically accepting".


Romo gave the strong impression that he was excited about the next season and the possibility of playing with a Super Bowl contender, and then all the sudden he just walks away? Speaking with reporters Tuesday about the affair, Romo said he received around 600 text messages.

Or, as Romo put it earlier in the day, "I look like a turtle out there".

Although fans clamored for Romo to enter the game, it was reveled later on that Cuban had discussed with Commissioner Adam Silver the possibility of him actually playing. "I have to live with that". The team honored Romo for his service to the Cowboys over a 14-year career. Yeah, it's only been 18 years since he played, but go ahead and get out there and play against the best in the world.

With that being the case, the Mavericks (32-48) and Nuggets (38-42) still have a game to play. J.J. Barea had 13 points and nine assists. He will be in uniform in his football No. 9.


Longtime friend and tight end Jason Witten had a seat in the first half behind the Dallas bench near Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and Romo's last offensive coordinator in Dallas, Scott Linehan.

MINNEAPOLIS - Victor Oladipo scored 20 points and hit a jumper with 6.3 seconds to play to lift Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City over Minnesota.

The Mavericks are 32-49 and now 12th in the Western Conference heading into their final game of the season Wednesday.


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