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VIDEO: Tony Romo joins Mavericks as ‘honorary player,’ addresses fans and drains jumper in warm ups 

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Forget if Tony Romo will return to football, he may stick with basketball.

The recently retired Cowboys quarterback was an “honorary player” for the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night in the season finale against the Nuggets.

Dirk Nowitzki tweeted out that fans should “Come early and you can watch him shoot some airballs in layup line.”

But Romo’s better than that.

The 37-year-old came out for warmups and not only made his lay ups, but he drained a 20-foot jumper in the face of Devin Harris.

Romo, who was third team all-state at Burlington (Wis.) High School– was also part of the player introductions where he was the last name announced and came out in a No. 9 Mavericks jersey.

Before tip-off, Romo addressed the fans, along with Nowitzki and head coach Rick Carlisle as part of the Mavericks’ fan appreciation night ceremony.

“This is an honor I could never dream of,” Romo said. “It’s a little embarrasing, but I’ll tell you what, I’m a very lucky guy. Thank you, Dallas. I love you.”

Romo did not get into the game, which the Mavericks lost 109-91, but Carlisle fooled him by bringing him over to the scorer’s table before Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who came up with the idea, ran over to pull Romo away and back onto the bench.

Now that would’ve been a fun way to go out.

Assuming he wouldn’t turn the ball over late in the fourth quarter.

VIDEO: Tony Romo joins Mavericks as ‘honorary player,’ addresses fans and drains jumper in warm ups 

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