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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 7 Months

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 7 Months

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 7 Months

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

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 7 Months

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 8 Months

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.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 8 Months1 Comment

According to NFL Network's Mike Silver, Brandon Weeden "wants out" in Cleveland.

It's times like this when we wish it was appropriate to say "lol" in blurbs. That being said, it's not surprising Weeden "wants out" despite being in no position to make demands. The soon-to-be 31 year old was picked two GMs ago - even though it's been less than two years since Cleveland made him a first-round pick. His selection was made out of desperation by the Mike Holmgren regime, while his desire to leave is undoubtedly a result of the dysfunction of the Jimmy Haslam era. Weeden is extremely unlikely to fetch anything in a trade, but is a candidate for release.

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Brandon Weeden's 2014 contract includes $2 million in guarantees.

No matter who ends up coaching the Browns, it's highly unlikely Weeden will be in their plans. The No. 22 overall pick in 2012 was 0-5 as a starter in 2013, somehow regressing while completing just 52.8 percent of his passes and throwing nine touchdowns against nine interceptions. As ESPN Cleveland notes, it's "another Browns QB chewed up and spit out."

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According to the NFL Network, one "breaking point" for fired HC Rob Chudzinski was his refusal to hold Brandon Weeden and Greg Little "accountable."

A couple weeks back, Chud was reportedly told to cut a player. He refused, which apparently was a sign that he doesn't do well with accountability. Perhaps Chud is a natural coordinator rather than head coach, but he was given Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell as his quarterbacks, and Josh Gordon, Little and Davone Bess as his top-three wideouts. He benched Weeden repeatedly and had to keep rolling with Little due to the dearth of talent on the roster. We're still waiting for a more logical explanation for why Chud was only given one year on the job.

Brandon Weeden QB DAL 10 Months

Brandon Weeden (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 15, and will back up Jason Campbell against the Bears.

Weeden isn't much, but he's still more than Alex Tanney. Weeden has zero chance of reclaiming the Browns' starting job without injury to Campbell.