Brandon Weeden QB DAL 10 months ago

Weeden completed 18 of 33 passes for 183 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday against the Cardinals.

Weeden got the start in place of the injured Tony Romo (back), and he struggled throughout the game, passing for just 103 yards and no touchdowns until the final drive, which ended on a three-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 1:08 left in the game to make it 28-17. Romo is dealing with two transverse process fractures in his back, but he will reportedly travel to London for next week's game against the Jaguars, with team owner Jerry Jones saying "we're betting on it" in response to a question of whether Romo will play. If he does play, Weeden will return to the backup role, though one hit to Romo's back and Weeden could be thrown right back onto the field.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 10 months ago

Weeden will start Sunday against the Cardinals in place of the injured Tony Romo (back), reports.

Romo was listed as questionable coming into the game, but a diagnosis of two transverse process fractures in his back likely killed any possibility of playing Sunday. It's a solid opportunity for Weeden, who will face off against a Cardinals defense ranked dead last in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game, giving up 302.9 weekly.

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If Tony Romo (back) is unable to play against Arizona on Sunday, Weeden would start for Dallas.

Romo didn't practice all week but was listed as questionable, making him a game-time decision against the Cardinals. Weeden has a strong arm and arguably good pedigree as a former first-round pick, but he's still a bust with accuracy issues, and he struggles to read defenses. Even against a vulnerable Arizona pass defense, it would be difficult to sign off on him outside of leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 10 months ago

Weeden completed 4-of-6 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Redskins.

With Tony Romo (back) sidelined for a good chunk of the second half, Weeden led the Cowboys to 10 points on two drives, highlighted by a game-tying, 25-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten with under 10 minutes remaining. Romo returned to the game for the following drive, indicating that he'll likely play in Week 9 against the Cardinals.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 1 year ago1 Comment

Despite the fact that Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray all got the night off, Weeden looked sharp in Thursday's preseason opener, completing 13-of-17 passes for 107 yards and a TD.

He played the entire first half, and looked very comfortable in the Cowboys' offense. Should Tony Romo not make it through the entire 16-game schedule, Weeden seems ready to step in.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 1 year ago

Cowboys signed QB Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract.

Weeden, 43 30, made 20 starts in Cleveland the past two seasons, compiling a 5-15 record with a 23:26 TD-to-INT ratio and 55.9 completion rate. A former top-prospect baseball pitcher, Weeden has always possessed plus arm strength but has very little athleticism and is maddeningly deliberate in all of his movements. His skill set makes an offensive line look worse. The Cowboys need arms for the offseason program with Kyle Orton undecided about playing in 2014, and Tony Romo coming off back surgery.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 1 year ago

Free agents Brandon Weeden and Henry Melton will both visit the Cowboys on Monday.

The Cowboys are serious about this Weeden thing. They still don't know whether Kyle Orton will play in 2014, and gave Weeden a high grade coming out of Oklahoma State in 2012. Melton would be a much more impressive get for cap-strapped Dallas. Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli turned Melton into a Pro Bowler in Chicago.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 1 year ago

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys have expressed interest in free agent Brandon Weeden.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 1 year ago

Browns released QB Brandon Weeden.

Weeden was the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft and has no ties to the current Browns regime. It was inevitable that GM Ray Farmer was going to cut the cord on the 30-year-old third-year pro. Weeden went 0-5 as a starter last season and seems to be regressing. He took a whopping 55 sacks in 23 games of action and has a career 23:29 touchdown-to-turnover ratio to go along with a 71.8 quarterback rating. Weeden has no anticipation and doesn't have a feel for the pocket. We expect him to have a cold market.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 2 years ago

Browns GM Ray Farmer plans to evaluate Brandon Weeden based on what he's done "in the National Football League."

"Once you're in the National Football league, you're graded upon your performance and what you were able to achieve at that moment," Farmer said. In other words, the Browns will be moving on from Weeden. It's a marriage both sides want out of. Weeden has no trade value. He'll be released and attempt to latch on as someone's No. 2 or 3 quarterback.