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Brandon Weeden still a work in progress

IRVING, Texas -- Since 2007, the Dallas Cowboys could take some things for granted with their backup quarterbacks. Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna and Kyle Orton were established starters before coming to the Cowboys to play behind Tony Romo. Brandon...Show More Summary

Why QB Brandon Weeden Showed He's Ready to Be Tony Romo's Backup

When quarterback Brandon Weeden was signed by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year, my main concern was that he was horribly inaccurate during his time with the Cleveland Browns. Despite coming into the league at age 28, Weeden managed to complete just 55.9 percent of his passes in two years with the Browns. Show More Summary

Dallas Cowboys' projected roster

IRVING, Texas -- Examining the Dallas Cowboys' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Tony Romo Brandon Weeden Dustin Vaughan's performance against the San Diego Chargers has earned him some discussions about the practice squad. He has not done enough...Show More Summary

Observation Deck: Dallas Cowboys

SAN DIEGO -- With Tony Romo sitting, quarterback Brandon Weeden got his first start with the Dallas Cowboys and showed some inexperience and some promise in the Cowboys' 27-7 loss to the San Diego Chargers. In one half of work, Weeden...Show More Summary

Brandon Weeden fares well in first Dallas appearance

After the Cowboys released top backup quarterback Kyle Orton, owner Jerry Jones reportedly said the club’s confidence in Brandon Weeden helped the team make the move. Perhaps Jones was on to something. Looking comfortable in Jason Garrett’s offense, Weeden connected on 13-of-17 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in the first two quarters of…

W2W4: Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys (0-0) and San Diego Chargers (0-0) open their preseasons Thursday night at Qualcomm Stadium. Three things to watch: Brandon Weeden time: With Tony Romo sitting out as the Cowboys continue their conservative approach with the starting quarterback, Weeden will get the start. Show More Summary

Brandon Weeden will get much-needed snaps Thursday

Brandon Weeden might be older than most third-year quarterbacks, but he’s still a baby by Cowboys backup standards. So the fact Tony Romo won’t play in the preseason opener might give Weeden a chance to play much more than he would have, and those are chances he needs. “He just needs to play,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett…

Cowboys camp report: Day 7

OXNARD, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Dallas Cowboys training camp: With Tony Romo sitting out of the afternoon workout Brandon Weeden took the first-team full-pad reps for the first time in camp. He completed 13 of 18 passes in team and seven-on-seven drills. Show More Summary

Weeden not discouraged by Browns stint

OXNARD, Calif. -- Brandon Weeden will always be seen as a Cleveland Browns bust by the fans who bring bones to games. There's nothing Weeden can do about that. It's a fact that he was a first-round pick who was cut by Cleveland before...Show More Summary

Dallas Cowboys' projected roster

IRVING, Texas -- Examining the Dallas Cowboys' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Tony Romo Brandon Weeden The Kyle Orton watch is over now that the Cowboys released the veteran backup. The timing of it is a surprise and Jason Garrett spoke optimistically all offseason about Orton’s return. Show More Summary

Strong offseason fueling Brandon Weeden

IRVING, Texas – Brandon Weeden's bid to be the Dallas Cowboys’ No. 2 quarterback in 2014 got a lot easier when the club decided to release Kyle Orton. Barring something unforeseen, Weeden, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason, will be Tony Romo’s backup. Show More Summary

Cowboys release backup QB Kyle Orton

The Cowboys released quarterback Kyle Orton on Wednesday, meaning Brandon Weeden is the new backup in Dallas.

Cowboys finally release Kyle Orton

The Cowboys apparently saw enough of Brandon Weeden to make them willing to eat the money. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cowboys have informed veteran quarterback Kyle Orton he will be released. The Cowboys held out hope the veteran backup would return, and that he might retire (at which point he’d…

Brandon Weeden: I’m going about things the same way whether Orton returns or not

One of the running storylines in Dallas this offseason has been the absence of quarterback Kyle Orton from team activities. Whenever the issue is discussed, the need for Orton is usually framed as insurance for Tony Romo coming off of back surgery and the fact that Brandon Weeden would be next in line to take…

Hanie benefited from Orton's absence, too

IRVING, Texas – Most of the time when Kyle Orton’s absence was discussed in the offseason, Brandon Weeden was mentioned as the biggest beneficiary. While true, Caleb Hanie also benefited. With Orton staying away, the Dallas Cowboys had to sign Hanie, a Forney, Texas, native. Show More Summary

Brandon Weeden earns plaudits for offseason performance

In the eyes of Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, new quarterback Brandon Weeden has played well this offseason.

Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Is Brandon Weeden Enough Tony Romo Insurance?

Dallas Cowboys rumors about the quarterback situation are causing all kinds of crazy conversations. With Tony Romo still recovering from a devastating back injury he suffered last season and Kyle Orton likely retiring, Brandon Weeden is left to pick up the pieces in training camp. Weeden has been taking all the first team reps through

Report: On first day of Cowboys minicamp, QB Kyle Orton a no-show

Without Kyle Orton or Tony Romo, who's rehabbing after back surgery, the Cowboys No. 1 quarterback is Brandon Weeden.

Brandon Weeden glad to get starter reps this week

Things are a little bit different from Brandon Weeden this time. Even though he’ll be taking first team reps in Cowboys minimcap this week, he knows it’s because starter Tony Romo is still recovering from back surgery and Kyle Orton may or may not ever show up. And he’s OK with that. “It’s definitely a…

Jason Garrett hopes to speak to Kyle Orton soon

Dez Bryant thinks Brandon Weeden is doing a great job at quarterback for the Cowboys this spring, but the team would still like to get Kyle Orton back into the fold to give them options in the event Tony Romo goes down at some point in the 2014 season. While Orton has reportedly told the…

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