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Tony Romo’s weight is up, but not a concern for the Cowboys

Tony Romo, Bill Callahan, Kyle Orton, Wade Wilson AP

The Cowboys have listed quarterback Tony Romo’s weight at 236 pounds this training camp, which is six pounds heavier than he’s ever been listed before. But while Romo might not have been able to do all of his normal conditioning because of surgery to remove a cyst on his back, from all indications the Cowboys aren’t worried.

Romo said he weighs between 227 and 230, “depending on the day you catch me.” (Apparently the Cowboys caught him on a day when he had a six-pound dumbbell in his pocket.)

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that Romo is one pound overweight, and he didn’t sound concerned.

“I don’t want to get into the details of what his playing weight is supposed to be, but he’s right around it,” Garrett said. “He’ll tell you right now, he just has to continue do the conditioning stuff necessary. Coming off an injury, that’s always a big concern. You’re trying to get the injury healed, but you got to make sure the condition is right. He’s worked very hard at. He’ll continue to do that throughout camp.”

So whatever concerns the Cowboys have about Romo, weight isn’t one of them.

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28 Responses to “Tony Romo’s weight is up, but not a concern for the Cowboys”
  1. iced107 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    one pound overweight, 100 million overpaid

  2. Paul Stagg says: Jul 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    He’s 6’2, right? He’s also just 33 years old. 236 is no big deal. Some time hitting the weights and running around during, you know, training camp, he’ll be fine.

  3. ccjcsr says: Jul 22, 2013 9:13 AM

    A Jamarcus Russell he is not so lets pull the boat back to the dock. He’ll lose a few lbs here and there throughout training camp…no biggie

  4. dirtybird28 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:18 AM

    Don’t worry, he’ll lose it all and then some while running for his life behind that highly offensive line.

  5. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 22, 2013 9:26 AM

    Must be all the down time, from the devastating cyst removal recovery.

  6. Making Life Easier online One24 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:06 AM

    Got to love JJ face when tony romo thorws the interceptions and the cameras pan toward him Haa haaa haaa that look makes my day LOL!! Cowboys are a joke!

  7. schmitty2 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:06 AM

    If Demetress Bell ends up starting at RT then Tony will lose at least 5 lbs running for his life in the first week alone.

  8. mikejsmith32 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:09 AM

    Six pounds? He could lose that with a good dump!

  9. dowhatifeellike says: Jul 22, 2013 10:37 AM

    He needs the energy reserves for chasing defensive backs going for 6.

  10. rpiddy says: Jul 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    Nothing some time on the driving range can’t fix.

  11. citizenstrange says: Jul 22, 2013 10:52 AM

    The Steelers still list Roethlisberger as weighing the EXACT SAME 241 pounds he did when he came in as rookie inexplicably ignoring the 135 pounds he has put on since then.

  12. b3nz0z says: Jul 22, 2013 11:03 AM

    Oh no his scrambling will diminish!

  13. romoscollarbone says: Jul 22, 2013 11:14 AM

    Next up, Aaron Rodgers ties his shoelaces.

  14. granadafan says: Jul 22, 2013 11:23 AM

    I sense some deception here. When they say 6 pounds, they really mean 16 pounds. Married life makes you pack on the weight.

  15. osubrndn says: Jul 22, 2013 11:29 AM

    I’m 6’2 and i lift n do cardio every day and i’m at 200lbs. weighing 236 at 6’2 is pretty sloppy, unless he’s got a linebacker physique to him, which he doesnt.

    But with that being said, QB’s can be a lil frumpy, it’s not like him being 20lbs less would really make a whole lot of difference at his position.

  16. niner13 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    The lightweight quarterback evolves into the heavyweight signal caller.

  17. glazerh8er says: Jul 22, 2013 11:42 AM

    I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for professional athletes that are fat because it’s just so awesome, but for some reason it doesn’t seem like Tony Romo is the kind of athlete that can pull this off like CC Sabathia or Prince Fielder or Warren Sapp.

  18. glazerh8er says: Jul 22, 2013 11:43 AM

    PS. Manti Teo = Country Ham straight line speed.

  19. whitetrash34 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:52 AM

    romo is a better than your qb. you don’t have to agree with me, you don’t have to like it, but the truth hurts. and yea my team has a qb that is considered one of the big 4
    but I know stats and the media doesn’t cloud my judgemnet like 99% of you so called football fans

  20. whitetrash34 says: Jul 22, 2013 12:17 PM

    romo more 4q come from behind wins than any qb in the nfl since 07.
    romo highest qb rating of any active qb in the nfl
    im not a romo fan or a cowboy fan but facts are facts guys don’t listen to the media do your own hoework I did

  21. rick1k6 says: Jul 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    Romo should be concerned more about the extra weight of his contract and the extra weight of productivity expected from him because of that contract. As for the six-pound dumb bell, I thought Jerry Jones weighed more than that. Hell, his ego weighs more than that.

  22. whitetrash34 says: Jul 22, 2013 12:33 PM

    romo has higest 4q qb rating of ALL active nfl qbs

  23. mancave001 says: Jul 22, 2013 1:57 PM

    Never would have guessed he was that heavy.

  24. trollaikman8 says: Jul 22, 2013 1:59 PM

    He might have to play DE so the added weight isn’t a bad thing necessarily.

  25. 10and46httr says: Jul 22, 2013 2:51 PM

    His weight is up, ha ha no more twenty minute scrambles for captain fat boy! lol there goes the offense now that was based on his scrambling ability, ha ha!

  26. 10and46httr says: Jul 22, 2013 2:53 PM

    Oh it wasnt like he ran after other teams players after he threw all his interceptions anyway. ha

  27. gcclark98 says: Jul 22, 2013 5:00 PM

    hell i can lose that in a “flush”

  28. gcclark98 says: Jul 22, 2013 5:03 PM

    andrew luck has the record for most come from behinds in one year…thashman

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