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July 21, 2013

Tony Romo is listed at 236 pounds but already has trimmed down, according to Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys passed out their training camp rosters Sunday, causing something of a stir with quarterback Tony Romo's weight listed at 236 pounds. It is 6 pounds heavier than he played last season.

The weights listed on the roster were from organized team activities when Romo was limited in his cardio because of a cyst he had removed from his back in April. Coach Jason Garrett said Romo now is close to his playing weight.

"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’s actually a pound over his prescribed playing weight right now, so he got his weight down. He’ll tell you right now he just has to continue do the conditioning stuff necessary. When you’re coming off an injury, that’s always a big concern. You’re trying to get the injured healed, but you’ve got make sure the conditioning is right. He’s worked very hard at it. He’ll continue to do that throughout camp."

Romo was limited in his conditioning work until only recently. He arrived on the West Coast before most of his teammates, and owner Jerry Jones reported Thursday that Romo has been "uniquely running mountains."

Romo is scheduled to speak to the media after the team's first practice, which begins at 6 p.m. CT.

"[Conditioning] is [a concern] just because he plays soccer; he runs a ton. He does all these different things in the offseason, and he wasn’t able to do that this offseason," Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. "But the extended camp that we have, I don’t think it’ll be a concern coming into the start of the season."

-- Charean Williams

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