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Tony Romo to appear on 'Biggest Loser'

By his standards, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has kept a relatively low profile this offseason. But he'll return to the national spotlight tonight with a pre-taped appearance on NBC's reality series, "The Biggest Loser." In case your spouse hasn't forced you to watch the show, it's about remarkably heavy-set individuals who gather in one place to be heckled by two skinny people.

Apparently the Cowboys quarterback is joining the show to inspire the contestants and model his Starter gear. Our own Sam Alipour caught up with Romo to discuss his involvement with the show.

"I tried to get across what an inspiration these people are -- not just to their families, but to anyone who's struggling with a challenge," he said. "It's a fantastic show with a great message."

From what I can tell, that message is basically that people who weigh more than 400 pounds might not reach a normal life expectancy and could probably benefit from a working treadmill. Let me know if anyone's planning a watching party in the Dallas-Fort Worth area tonight. I'm happy to stop by and moderate a post-show discussion.

In other news, Romo's attempting to pre-qualify for the HP Byron Nelson Championship today. I'm told that ESPNDallas.com will be providing updates throughout the afternoon. Then stick around for an in-game chat during Rangers-A's tonight.

All my best.