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Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Brandon Weeden was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2002, so it’s not surprising his assessment of the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback situation Wednesday included a baseball analogy. Weeden became the Cowboys’ starting quarterback in Week 2 after Tony Romo suffered a broken collarbone in Dallas’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles. With the position comes great responsibility...
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On the Cowboys' struggles to finish the fight

Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha (44) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys have had a lead in the first half in 3 out of their 4 games so far this...
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Bill Belichick: Brandon Weeden 'can make all the throws'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick’s message was clear Wednesday morning: Despite being ravaged by injuries, the Dallas Cowboys are not to be taken lightly. The New England Patriots head coach was liberal with his praise, applauding every aspect of the Cowboys’ team, including their coaches. The Cowboys will be without their best two offensive players Sunday, as quarterback Tony...
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Dallas Cowboys: Takeaways from Loss vs. Saints

Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys suffered a heartbreaking 20-26 loss in overtime at the hands of Drew Brees and the New Orleans...
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Cowboys want Brandon Weeden to attempt longer passes

Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden isn’t having a problem completing short passes. It’s the longer passes that are missing right now. Executive vice president Stephen Jones knows for the team to score more, Weeden is going to have to get the ball vertical to keep opposing cornerbacks from sitting on shorter routes. “I think Brandon is going to have to step...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: It’s ‘BS’ that I said Brandon Weeden throws better than Troy Aikman

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones showered Brandon Weeden with praise last week when he said the quarterback is a “thing of beauty” throwing a football. He also added “you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy,” which was something we hadn’t yet heard about the 31-year-old signal caller. Jones has seen many quarterbacks come and go in his 26 years as the...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: It’s ‘BS’ to take Weeden praise as shot at Aikman

Jerry Jones arguable overuse of hyperbole when singing the praises of Brandon Weeden last week was jokingly used to infer that Jones was suggesting that Weeden was a superior quarterback to Troy Aikman. Not so, says the Dallas Cowboys owner. It all started when Jones dug himself a bit of a hole by saying the following about Weeden’s gifts as a quarterback: “This quarterback...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Weeden sets Cowboys record for consecutive completions

All Brandon Weeden does is complete passes. In his first start with the Cowboys following Tony Romo’s injury, Weeden opened up the game on Sunday completing nine straight passes. Combined with his 16 straight completions from Week 2, he set the franchise record with 21 straight completed passes. With 9 consecutive completions to start the game, Weeden has now completed 21 consecutive...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Cowboys stick to the winning Weeden formula?

The Cowboys will turn to backup QB Brandon Weeden against an Atlanta Falcons team that's off to a solid 2-0 start.  As is often the case in the NFL, name association carries with it a certain amount of baggage that may or may not be relevant to the current situation.  Weeden had a perfect performance a week ago in relief of Tony Romo after Dallas' leader went down with a shoulder...
Via Football By Football
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones on Brandon Weeden: You won’t see a more gifted passer

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not ready to hit the panic button now that Brandon Weeden will be his starting quarterback for roughly two months. While Weeden has not exactly had a tremendous amount of success at the NFL level, Jones believes he is better at throwing the football than the man he is replacing. During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas Tuesday morning,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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