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Cowboys News: Tony Romo Appreciation Continues As He Becomes "Mav For A Day"

Tony Romo was honored Tuesday night and crowned a Dallas Maverick for the final game of the regular season. Plus, more first-round discussion for the Cowboys.

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Romo Very Humbly Taking A Dallas Bow With Mavericks - Mickey Spagnola,  Dallas Cowboys
Though Tony Romo spent 14 years with the Cowboys, it was the Mavericks that (first) honored the four-time Pro Bowler.

"At first I was feeling, I was just feeling I didn’t deserve any of that," Romo said of his reaction to the invitation made by Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle and star Dirk Nowitzki. "Makes me feel special. Standing here today I feel a little embarrassed to be honest, that you’re lucky enough to be in a position that someone cares enough to do something to honor you. So, um, I’m a lucky guy."

Former Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo’s Fun Day As A Maverick - DannyPhantom, Blogging The Boys
Many of his old friends were on hand to show him support as Romo was honored at the Dallas Mavericks game Tuesday night. Danny captures the key moments that dominated the twitterverse last night.

Former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo says he's 'a lucky guy' to be honored by Dallas Mavericks - Todd Archer, ESPN
Tony Romo is a "little embarrassed" about all the attention he's getting for leaving the NFL, but the "Maverick for a Day" admits he's "a lucky guy."

"It's been overwhelming," Romo said of the reactions he has received over the past week. "I had close to 600 text messages that I'm still working on and then a hundred and something calls and a bunch of other stuff. I guess it just makes you feel like you've accomplished something in some ways, even though I feel like I left something out there that I always wanted to accomplish. And I've got to live with that. That's part of playing sports. It doesn't always go the way you expect. You can put everything into it and sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. ..."

Tony Romo: 'I feel like I left something out there that I always wanted to accomplish' - Jon Machota, SportsDay
Amid all the hoopla, Tony Romo found some time to refelct on his football career.

"I guess it just makes you feel that you accomplished something in some ways because I feel like I left something out there that I always wanted to accomplish. And I got to live with that. That's part of playing sports. It doesn't always go the way you expect. You can put everything into it and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. But it doesn't mean you can be OK with it."

What a week it's been for Tony Romo - Todd Archer, ESPN
One week ago, we figured Tony Romo's days with the Cowboys were numbered. But we had no idea how dramatically his career path would change.

A week ago today, we woke up knowing Romo’s future with the Cowboys was coming down to its final months, weeks or days, and it turned out it was in its final hours. He wasn’t without a job for long, going to CBS’ lead analyst spot with Jim Nantz by the end of the day for a job that has been held by only four others: Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier, John Madden and Phil Simms.

From the Cowboys to CBS to the Mavericks, all in a week.

What’s next, an exemption to the AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tour event next month?

Tony Romo acknowledges Super Bowl-less legacy - Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Romo walked away from the NFL earlier this month with only two playoff wins. Instead of chasing a Super Bowl, Romo is heading to the broadcast booth.

Yeah, I think it’s just nice that hopefully some of the fans get a chance to cheer you on and see again. Dallas has meant so much to me and my family. The Cowboys have obviously have been my life for 14 years. Time flies. I know that."


Why Cornerback May Be The Best Value For The Cowboys In The First Round - Tom Ryle, Blogging The Boys
It’s all about what you can expect to get, both in talent at the spot and in contributions on the field.

The Cowboys will also have a chance to take a good player in the second round with the 60th overall pick, and there is a good chance that they will wind up with a cornerback and defensive end out of the first two rounds. But which one will come first is the question. Based on how the roster stands going into the draft, there is a strong argument that a cornerback is more likely to be a major contributor early on than a defensive end, just due to those numbers cited earlier. There is also something of an argument to be made that rookie corners are more likely to be productive than defensive ends playing in their first year.

Possible Pick: At Michigan, Taco Charlton Improved Each Year As A Pass Rusher - Rob Phillips, Dallas Cowboys
With less than one month until the start of the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27, the staff of intends to preview the landscape of possible Cowboys draft picks – from the first round to the last. Today’s featured player is Michigan’s Taco Charlton.

Key Stat: Charlton improved his quarterback sack totals all four seasons with the Wolverines: none in 10 games as a freshman; 3.5 in 12 games (one start) as a sophomore; 5.5 in 13 games (three starts) as a junior; and a team-high 9.5 in 11 starts as a senior.

2017 NFL Draft: Who Are The Cowboys' Top Three First-Round Targets? - OCC, Blogging The Boys
Eight BTB writers weigh in with their top three picks, in order of preference, for the Cowboy at No. 28.

Takkarist McKinley is the consensus favorite, but he only shows up on five of the eight ballots cast, which means that there are a lot of alternatives for the Cowboys in two weeks. Taco Charlton also got five votes, Gareon Conley got four, while Kevin King and T.J. Watt got three each.

In the end, that may be a good thing because it probably means the Cowboys will have a lot of options once they are on the clock.

Cowboys NFL mock draft roundup: Could Dallas take a Michigan Man? Or a big CB like Kevin King? - SportsDay
The Cowboys may not have the fourth overall pick of the 2017 draft, but the team will still be looking to meet needs at several positions with April's selections.

What Bob Sturm says: Anyone who watched Harris will quickly see that this guy appears to have all sorts of qualities you really like when scouting edge rushers. He has a real athletic build that allows him to get low and underneath a tackle with his shoulder to turn the corner with explosiveness off the edge. He has that prototypical defensive end build and an intensity and energy about him that checks all of the boxes. Also, his productivity is right at that two-explosives-per-game level that you desire and he comes from a program that teaches edge players well.

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