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Dirk Nowitzki Offers Support For Tony Romo

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former NBA MVP, Finals MVP and Champion Dirk Nowitzki offered Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo some words of encouragement on Thursday.

It’s not the first time that the Dallas Mavericks’ All-Star power forward has come to Romo’s aid. In November of 2011, Nowitzki tweeted that Romo shouldn’t pay his critics any mind because Nowitzki, himself, had heard much of the same prior to the Mavericks’ championship run in 2011.

On Thursday, while making an appearance on KESN-FM, Nowitzki had some advice for the Cowboys’ signal caller.

“Keep working,” Nowitzki said. You can only be judged when your career is over. Nobody really knows what’s going to happen next season. Nobody thought Tyson Chandler was going to work out the way he did for us, but that little piece really put us over the top. So, you never know what next year is going to bring.”

Coincidentally, the biggest addition to the Cowboys this offseason has also been a center; first round pick Travis Frederick. Chandler was brought in to be a defensive anchor for that championship Mavericks team, but Frederick will be relied on to be the anchor of an offensive line that struggled heavily last season.

“All you can control is working hard in the summer and get better,” Nowitzki said. “I heard [Romo] is getting off the golf course a little bit, and working hard. That’s really all you can control.”

Nowitzki is right, Romo did get off the golf course this offseason because Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wanted him to put in Peyton Manning-like time in during the offseason. I, however, think his lack of golf time has more to do with his surgically removed cyst than anything else.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1 or add him to your network on Google