The Minnesota football family was rocked this week by the sudden passing of former running back Marion Barber III. Now, one of Barber’s former NFL teammates has paid his respects with a statement on Twitter.

That teammate is Tony Romo who played with Barber on the Dallas Cowboys. The two were teammates from Barber’s rookie season in 2005 through the 2010 season.

“The thoughts and prayers of the Romo family go out to MB III and his entire family,” Romo wrote via his Twitter account.

“Cowboy fans will never forget his aggressive running style and shear energy he brought every time he was on the field…

“But the Marion I will never forget was a young man that had a megawatt smile that could turn your day around in an instant. His huge heart, and presence were felt the moment he walked through the door. He could bring the whole locker room together in an instant. I loved being around Marion. His demeanor and spirit affected and touched more people than he ever realized. I was definitely one of those people.”