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Friday, November 28, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki Tells Tony Romo to Ignore His Critics and Keep Working

As I sat and watched the Cowboys dismantle the Lions on Sunday, a few different thoughts ran through my head.  Among them were “last week’s win has given the Cowboys their swagger back,” and, “Detroit could be in the process of proving it is a pretender.”  By the time the clock ran down to 0:00 in the fourth quarter, order had been restored in the football world.

The Lions proved they are still a playoff contender; Calvin Johnson further solidifed his standing as the best wide receiver in the NFL; Matthew Stafford showed he can lead a team back from a huge deficit; the Lions defense proved it can get stops when needed; and Tony Romo reminded us that there is no quarterback in the NFL who is better at throwing away a game.

Romo may have thrown three interceptions and two pick-sixes in the second half to personally secure a Lions victory, but at least he has Dirk Nowitzki to pick him up if he’s feeling down. The reigning NBA Finals MVP sent this comforting message to Romo Monday:

If anyone can make me feel badly for laughing at Romo’s expense, it’s Nowitzki.  Nobody loves the Mavericks MVP more than I do (except maybe this Cleveland radio host).  Dirk definitely knows plenty about being critizicized for not being able to win the big game, but I can never remember him personally choking the way Romo has done so many times.  Nowitzki would certainly never be caught smiling after his team blows a game, either. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time an NBA MVP defended an NFL quarterback from the critics.



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