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Dirk Nowitzki has advice for Tony Romo: Ignore the haters

Oct 3, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

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Tony Romo is getting hit harder by Dallas fans Monday than any time he did Sunday. The Cowboys choked away a 24-point lead against the Lions and the Dallas quarterback is taking fire from his own people like he he was a South American dictator. Romo has no friends in Dallas.

Well, he has one.

Dirk Nowitzki tweeted this out Monday:

Dear tony romo. Don’t worry abt all the critics. I heard that same garbage for a long time. Keep working hard and keep improving.

Nowitzki certainly had been called out as not being able to close — as if he could have stopped the referees love affair with Dwyane Wade in the 2006 finals — although the passion around the Mavs is at the level in Dallas it is around the Cowboys. That said, Nowitzki did get his ring after years of hard work and continually improving his game. But Dirk also finally had the right help around him.

Is Jason Garrett capable of being Rick Carlisle savvy? Tyson Chandler was the defensive stopper the Mavericks needed in the paint to get a ring, do the Cowboys have any stoppers on defense? And who on the Cowboys provides the heady, steady leadership of Jason Kidd? I’m fairly sure it’s not Dez Bryant.

It’s not a good day to be Tony Romo, but the big German has got his back.

  1. mook1987 - Oct 3, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    bueno romo you mexican

  2. redbear18 - Oct 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    I’m not a Cowboys or Romo fan by any stretch of the imagination (I think they both suck), but speaking reasonably, it wasn’t all his fault. Yes he gave up two pick-sixes, but after that, his team still had a ten point lead and he didn’t really make any major mistakes from there on out. It was because the Cowboys pass defense is full of holes and the lions are pretty damn good this year. Just saying.

  3. jimeejohnson - Oct 3, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Dallas win nothing without Nowitzki. He has worked hard to perfect his game, and his Mavericks deserved the championship. Nice of him to support Romo after the agony of that loss to Detroit. “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.”

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 3, 2011 at 8:56 PM

      Forgot to mention I’ve been a fan of San Francisco for well over 30 years, and Romo was instrumental in Dallas’ incredible comeback against us in SF. Both teams are not what they used to be, but what is?

  4. josh928 - Oct 3, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    Longtime cowboys fan and for the last few years I’ve givin romo the benefit of the doubt and have tried to stick up for him but I’m startin to think maybe enough if enough…u can only blame so much on receivers running wrong routes, bad playcalling, good d, etc. And btw considering everytime romo breaks the huddle we hear him yell “kill kill” doesn’t that mean he’s changing the play… somethin he thinks will work….and it doesn’t….

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