In response to picture, Cowboys say Tony Romo is 'in great shape'

ByTodd Archer ESPN logo
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

OXNARD, Calif. -- On Saturday, a picture of Tony Romo jogging onto the field for a Dallas Cowboystraining camp practice went viral.

The quarterback looked a little, um, pudgy.

But it was the angle of the picture, a moment in time. Romo is not overweight.

"He's in great shape," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday. "He's in some of the best shape he's been in, so I don't know. You know everybody can take a picture of you that makes it look different than it is. But Tony's in great shape."

Romo, 36, is listed at 230 pounds on the team's training camp roster. That's the same weight he has been since 2014. In 2013, when he missed most of the offseason with his first of two back surgeries, he was listed at 236 pounds. In 2012, he was listed at 230 pounds.

Coaches and teammates lauded Romo's offseason work, in which he did not miss a day of practice while returning from surgery on his left collarbone. Romo has said he has felt as good as he has felt in years. He was kept out of Sunday's practice but is expected to return to practice on Monday, when the Cowboys put the pads on for the first time.

"I've been in there working out and I've seen Tony," Jones said, "and he's in great shape."