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Dirk Nowitzki Supports Tony Romo On Twitter

After the latest twist in the soap opera that is the Cowboys 2011 season, embattled QB Tony Romo received a public vote of confidence from an unlikely source -- NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki.

Swishprofilepic2_normalDear tony romo. Don't worry abt all the critics. I heard that same garbage for a long time. Keep working hard and keep improving.— @swish41 via Twitter

In his long tenure in Dallas, Dirk faced many of the same questions about whether he could lead his team to a championship, before eventually answering his critics definitively in last season's playoffs.

Yet for all the criticism about Dirk's "will to win", no one ever questioned the seven-footer's talent. Dirk has been one of the NBA's top 10 players for almost a decade; he would have been a lock for the Hall of Fame regardless of what the Mavericks did in the playoffs.

At this point, it's debatable whether Romo is even a top 10 QB in the NFL.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.