Jason Witten: Dirk's tweet a 'class act'

IRVING, Texas -- Jason Witten typically attends a few Dallas Mavericks games each season. He has another reason to root for the defending NBA champions once the lockout is lifted.

Witten appreciated Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki's message via Twitter to embattled quarterback Tony Romo on Monday.

“Dear 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 tweeted.

Considering the source, that tweet meant something to Witten.

“I think his mindset is what he really said at the bottom of that tweet – keep your mind focused, keep working hard," Witten said. "I think Tony’s trying to do the same thing. We’re trying to do the same thing. We’re a long ways away from playing in those kinds of games, but it’s good to think about it, and it’s good to prepare for those situations and hope you put yourself in those situations.

“But yeah, it was a class act of him to do that. I know Tony appreciated it.”