Though a certain video in which Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo issues a kinda-sorta guarantee has been getting more attention, we’ve tripped across (thanks to the reader who threw it in our path) a video that should provoke a far more dramatic reaction.
Former Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton has lost more than 130 pounds since April. If we didn’t know it was him, we wouldn’t have believed it was him.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Newton started at 396, and he currently weighs 263. He hopes to get under 235.
Newton had 75 percent of his stomach removed on April 19, in a procedure called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
“Nobody recognizes me,” Newton told the Morning News. “Nobody knows me if I don’t open my mouth.”
Newton is one of the more notorious former members of the Cowboys teams of the 1990s. In 2001, he was arrested twice with large amounts of marijuana in his vehicle. The first time, he had 213 pounds. The next time, the amount was down to 175.
So, basically, this isn’t his first experience with weight reduction.