Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tony Romo says Jason Garrett didn't send slim down message

By Todd Archer/Reporter Bio

Speaking after Wednesday's morning workout Tony Romo refuted a report from earlier this week that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett had a meeting to discuss the quarterback's conditioning.

"There was no such meeting," Romo said. "We live in a world where it's sensationalized. When you see something or hear something, you write it. That's completely false. If there's anything those guys tell me, it's to throttle back sometimes just because I do a lot of running playing soccer and basketball and stuff to stay in shape, plus the stuff we do. So when you hear stuff like that, people don't know."

On Monday Romo talked about the importance of maintaining his conditioning during the course of the season and that he will do more clean and squat work in the weight room to be stronger later in the season.

"I mean, [clean and squat lifting] is not an explosive move to be a quarterback against an opponent," Romo said. "But I feel it's been very beneficial to me over the years to do that. And as you do that going forward, it only helps you continue to take hits during the year. I think that was the whole mindset. The goal was to be able to have strong legs at the end of the year to withstand some of the shots you take as the season progresses."

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said earlier Romo has weighed 222 the last three years. On the roster handed out during mini-camp he is listed at 224 pounds.