Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tony Romo buys into new conditioning philosophy

Sporting News staff reports

It appears that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is getting the message that he has a few things to fix, including coming into training camp in better shape, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

This offseason, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett told his quarterback that he was "bottom heavy" and he needed to be in better shape at the beginning of the season in order to be able to finish the season strong.

In camp on Monday, Romo sounded like he took the constructive criticism to heart: "I don't know why you wouldn't look at yourself from an honest perspective every time you go into the off-season and say, 'What do I need to do?' Back in February, when we started going at this thing, you look at tape, you look at yourself and you say, 'What did I not do successful or what hurt me this season when I was out on the football field?' You have to be really harsh sometimes on yourself, and you ask questions from people you trust."

Romo said Monday that one of his conditioning goals is "to be the same in September as you are in December ... as an individual and as a team."