Jason Witten: Tony Romo Appreciated Dirk’s Tweet
Jason Witten and Tony Romo are pretty tight, so we’ve heard. The two may have to welcome a third man into their circle after receiving unsolicited support earlier in the week.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki tweeted some words of encouragement for Romo on Monday after the Cowboys quarterback blew a 24-point lead against the Lions. Romo hasn’t responded to it, but tight end Jason Witten spoke for him.
“What [Dirk] really said at the bottom of that tweet is what it’s all about,” Witten told reporters. “Keep your mind focused and keep working hard. I think that’s kind of the mindset, on the outside, looks like how he went about his game.
“I think Tony’s done the same thing and we’re trying to do the same thing. We got a long way to go until we’re playing in those types of (championship) games (like Nowitzki did). It’s good to think about it. It’s good to prepare in those situations and hope that you put yourself in position. But it was a class act for him to do that. I know Tony appreciated it.”
It was a nice gesture of Dirk to support Romo, but their situations are much different. Dirk’s teams didn’t perform well in the playoffs until last season (and arguably 2006). Individually, Dirk never was the reason the Mavs lost. On the other hand, Romo has had some pretty epic choke jobs, including the season-opener to the Jets, and last weekend against Detroit. The encouragement is extremely thoughtful, but the situations are much different. I can’t wait to hear what Drew Pearson will say in response.