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For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, his legacy starts now

From the Star-Telegram

Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman insist Tony Romo will be the next Dallas Cowboys quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Romo believes it, too. Doubts about his ability to lead the Cowboys to the Promised Land prompted Romo earlier this season to declare, “This team is going to win a Super Bowl at some point.

“Quarterbacks are judged by statistics and wins; they are defined by Super Bowls.But to win the Super Bowl involves getting there. To get there involves winning in the playoffs. To win in the playoffs involves winning meaningful regular-season games.And that brings us to the Cowboys’ winner-take-all game against the New York Giants tonight. Romo’s legacy starts now.”This is something of a playoff game, because if we don’t win, we don’t get in,” Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. “This is definitely a signature game for Tony.”

Romo should finish 2011 with his third 4,000-yard passing season and his second 30-touchdown season, but if the Cowboys don’t beat the Giants, no one will care, including Romo.”It’s about winning and losing, so that’s all it’s going to be about,” he said. Romo has more attempts (2,531), more completions (1,627), more yards (20,283), a better completion percentage (64.3) and more touchdowns (144) than any Cowboys quarterback after 76 starts.

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Wake up call: More Mavs bits and pieces

There is so much information about a team after a championship is decided, like the parade, the David Letterman appearance, you know, the celebrations. Obviously, much has been written and photoshopped since the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship Sunday night. Let’s get current on these details shall we?

Dirk Nowitzki says that adding Tyson Chandler last summer ‘turned everything around’.

Since Game 6 Sunday night, Mark Cuban has been everywhere. He showed lots of class when allowing previous Mavs owner Don Carter to hoist the championship trophy.

From Yahoo Sports:

In the Dallas Mavericks‘ NBA Finals after-party, team owner Mark Cuban bought a bottle of champagne for his team, and then left a 22 percent tip. We also should point out that the bottle was nearly half the size of the 7-foot Dirk Nowitzki(notes), it cost $90,000, and his tip was $20,000. The New York Post reports that this made up the entirety of his tab for the night, but we suspect Cuban bought more than that.

From the Post:

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spent $110,000 in four hours celebrating at club Liv at Miami’s Fontainebleau after his Mavs beat the Heat to take the NBA Championship. Cuban spent most of it on a $90,000 bottle of Ace of Spades Champagne for teammates Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry(notes), Brian Cardinal(notes) and Shawn Marion(notes). After partying with the trophy until 5 a.m. yesterday and taking in a performance by Lil Wayne, Cuban left a $20,000 tip for the wait staff. “Worth every penny,” he cheerily told us via e-mail.

Pretty good stuff right there. By the way, the City of Dallas is expecting some 225,000 fans to attend the Mavs parade tomorrow. If you go, be sure and hydrate yourselves, it’s gonna be hot!

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT

What you missed while planning for tonight’s blood moon spectacle

 

*LeBron admits ‘I have a lot to learn’

 

*Chief’s Leonard Pope is a real hero

 

*Boogity, boogity, boogity, Let’s go to the Hall of Fame boys!

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TODAY IN REX MORGAN:

It always comes down to the geeks

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