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.