Cowboys to Help Mavs Recruit

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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stands by the bench with Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki, rear, of Germany in the final minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Dallas, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) ORG XMIT: DNA119

The Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are pulling out all the stops in their attempts to pitch free agents LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan come July 1, with our exclusive reporting that Dallas Cowboys headliners Jerry Jones, Dez Bryant and Tony Romo will be part of the basketball recruiting effort.

There  will be the usual suspects involved from the Mavericks side; Chandler Parsons, Rick Carlisle, Donnie Nelson and Cuban (based in LA for the push). And Dirk Nowitzki plays a role, too of course.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo walks the floor after a Dallas Mavericks morning NBA basketball shoot around in Dallas, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero) ORG XMIT: TXMO104

But Dallas Cowboys sources tell me that members of “America’s Team” plan to do some of the same.

“We’re preparing to do what we have to do, and we’re going to go out there and do it,” Cuban says … and here is some of that preparation: Jordan, the Clippers center, has the Mavs on his short list. The Mavs believe Aldridge, who might leave Portland, will listen, too. Both are Texas natives. Jordan is a huge Cowboys fan. Maybe Aldridge is as well. And both are about to get it from both barrels – the Mavs and the Cowboys.

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Mike Fisher has over 30 years of covering professional sports and has done so based in Dallas since 1990. 'Fish' is an award-winning journalist, TV analyst and radio talk-show personality who serves as the Dallas Cowboys' 'insider' for 105.3 The Fan on the radio and as the Dallas Mavericks' insider for Fox Sports Southwest on TV. Fish is the publisher of DallasBasketball.com , is also a national contributor to FOX Sports, has covered 21 Super Bowls, has authored two best-selling books on the Cowboys (with forewords by Jerry Jones and Troy Aikman) and can be followed at @FishSports on Twitter.

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