This thread has gotten out of hand which is fairly par for the course anytime anyone has anything remotely questionable to say about one of our sacred cows. I think some of your points are valid except the one above. Rono's always been described as a "gym rat." I remember Parcells mentioning it as well as others. Right now, Romo's out of shape and I don't think there's any question it's because of the back surgery. He was also out of shape when he entered camp last year after the surgery to remove the cyst. If you Google, you'll find various reports about Romo's shape (or lack thereof) over the years and even one rumor where Garrett supposedly gave Romo the business about his conditioning which was kind of surprising to me but we can question the veracity of the articles. In any event, Romo put on 16 pounds last year (or so it was reported). I think that's a red flag for a premiere athlete. Romo is not in the same shape he was when he first entered the NFL and the only thing I find concerning about that is that being elusive is part of his game. He'll be 34 years old to start the season and he's had injuries and what seemed to me to be a decrease in arm strength last season that affected his ability to throw the deep pass. His conditioning is a valid topic but it won't be settled in the off-season after he had back surgery.