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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Romo listed at 236 pounds, but lighter now

By Tim MacMahon

OXNARD, Calif. -- Quarterback Tony Romo is heavier than middle linebacker Sean Lee, according to their weights on the Cowboys’ official roster.

Romo is listed at 236 pounds, six pounds heavier than last season and 13 pounds heavier than he weighed three seasons ago.

That weight was measured during organized team activities, according to a team spokesman. Romo, whose offseason conditioning routine was interrupted by surgery to remove a cyst from his back, has made a concerted effort to slim down in recent weeks, including running mountains before the team reported to training camp.

“I don’t want to get into the details of what his playing weight is supposed to be, but he’s right around it,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s actually a pound over his prescribed playing weight right now. He got his weight down.

“He’ll tell you right now that he just has to continue doing the conditioning stuff necessary. When you come off an injury, that’s always a big concern. You’re trying to get the injury healed, but you’ve got to make sure the conditioning is right. He’s worked very hard at it. He’ll continue to do that throughout camp.”