Dirk Nowitzki has Tony Romo's back

Mavs star all too familiar with scrutiny, says he thinks Cowboys QB will be OK

Updated: October 7, 2011, 11:57 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPNDallas.com

On a flight from Los Angeles to DFW on Monday night, returning home from a Nike photo shoot, Dirk Nowitzki spotted a familiar face from the Dallas sports pantheon settling in one row away.

"Great tweet," Cowboys great Michael Irvin told him.

Like pretty much anyone connected to the local sports scene, from armchair quarterbacks to Hall of Famers, Irvin was well aware of the message Nowitzki dispatched through his Twitter feed earlier Monday in support of under-fire Cowboys quarterback ...

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