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Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has an idea in mind for Tony Romo’s next backup: Brandon Weeden.

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys are interested in Weeden, a 2012 first-round draft pick of the Browns who was cut this week.

Kyle Orton is currently the Cowboys’ backup quarterback, and Orton played reasonably well in Week 17 in place of the injured Romo. But there’s been some talk that Orton might retire, and the Cowboys might see Weeden as the next-best option if Orton decides to walk away. Or they could just be interested in Weeden as the third-string quarterback behind Romo and Orton.

The 30-year-old Weeden, who got a late start on football after playing five years of minor league baseball, has completed 55.9 percent of his passes, with 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions, in two years in the NFL.

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106 Responses to “Cowboys interested in Brandon Weeden”
  1. bostonian13 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:57 PM

    Weeden for Ware…..it must suck having Jerry Jones as your owner….and GM. Sorry Cowboys fans.

  2. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    LMAO!!!!

  3. redfield11 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    Orton and Weeden are virtually the same age, you don’t save much by cutting orton who is experienced and knows the system, no reason why Jerry would do this (which usually means he’ll do it)

  4. pathsovglory says: Mar 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    of course they are…

  5. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    Cowboys not interested in winning.

  6. gohomeweeden says: Mar 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    Why would anybody want this guy?

  7. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    LOL

  8. nfl4days says: Mar 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. jastemtx says: Mar 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    It’s so hard to remain a Cowboys fan sometimes. This bad dream has to end sometime.

  10. ghost26 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    Now this is funny…

  11. chuckishustle says: Mar 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    OMG, As a die hard Cowboy fan… I can’t even begin to explain how many times I’ve felt like I’ve LITERALLY just died… these moves…the interest… I get the cap situation, but this is borderline disrespectful the the NFL. Jerry must be stopped.

  12. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    Completely makes sense.

  13. nfl4days says: Mar 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    Jerry Jones making Matt Millen look like Ozzie Newsome.

  14. hogdropalogonbigd says: Mar 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    As a skins fan, this headline made my day.

  15. hopelesslyoptimisticdallasfan says: Mar 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    Sad that this is the only new news we are getting for Boys. I hope this isn’t going to be the “big splash” free agent

  16. slugbaitspace says: Mar 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    So Jerry Jones is struggling to find warm bodies, and Brandon Weeden is struggling to get what could be his last 2 million dollars.

    Sounds logical.

  17. returntoexcellence says: Mar 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    Not going to work Jerry. We know what you’re up to. But we’re not going to stop making fun of how senile you are simply because you’ll no longer be the oldest Cowboy in the organization.

  18. Obama's Ballsack says: Mar 14, 2014 6:02 PM

    After watching Weeden play QB before I would rather use someone who never picked up a football before.

  19. thefiesty1 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    Cleveland killed his career so now the Cowbabies will just extend his dead career.

  20. mrlaloosh says: Mar 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    Bwa-Ha-Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! HA

  21. noburghfan says: Mar 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    Jerry , treat this like the Plague !

  22. coloradofort says: Mar 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    Atta Boy Jerra!

  23. uglydingo says: Mar 14, 2014 6:04 PM

    Go get him Jerry.. Brandon Weeden is a truly amazing QB talent who must have been underappreciated by Cleveland.
    Weeden could be another diamond in the rough (albeit 30 years old, 55.9% pass completion). Better sign him up for big bucks so he can’t get away. America’s team can never have enough great 3rd string QBs.

  24. lolcowboys says: Mar 14, 2014 6:05 PM

    LOLOLOLOL

  25. ochospantalones says: Mar 14, 2014 6:05 PM

    Weeden is less than one year younger than Orton. Way to build for the future Jerry.

  26. moosedoggie says: Mar 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    Y’all cowboys fans need to do something about jerry jones. Dude is hands down worst GM in the league. Too bad your owner doesn’t see that…

  27. isphet71 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    At least they aren’t pretending he is going to be a starter.

  28. salscobrakai says: Mar 14, 2014 6:07 PM

    How many of you talking smack can even grip an NFL football?

  29. salscobrakai says: Mar 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    How many of you talking smack could even grip an NFL football??

  30. nonetruerthanblue says: Mar 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    Damn.

    I mean what else can you say about that?

  31. alphaq2 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:09 PM

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jason Cambell or Josh Freeman and Jerruh wants to go with Weeden?

  32. denverdude7 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:09 PM

    Weeden would be a perfect fit for the Cowboys.

    After all, they do need someone to throw the crushing interception if Romo gets hurt again.

  33. haterville says: Mar 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    even as one of the biggest cowboys apologists.. this screams of desperation.. just cut romo, free, witten, trade lee, dez and whoever else.. and START OVER!!

  34. 25cuts says: Mar 14, 2014 6:11 PM

    Might as well. Ware hatcher out the door, in comes weeden. As an eagles fan I am smiling. I am going to enjoy watching the eagles destroy Dallas this season.

  35. hboc01 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:12 PM

    JaMarcus wasn’t available?

  36. gerard33 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    Jerry wants to bring in someone older who he can look up to and ask life questions

  37. kylexitron says: Mar 14, 2014 6:16 PM

    Cleveland is the “Factory of Sadness”. This move would make Dallas the Ranch of Sorrow.

  38. salscobrakai says: Mar 14, 2014 6:16 PM

    Some of you think Tom Brady or Russell Wilson are on the waiver wire and the Cowboys are just passing over supreme talent of Weeden. I’m neither a Cowboys or Browns fan, who else is out there? Weeden can sling the ball, so what does this hurt?

  39. jvw1982 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:19 PM

    WoW, thought they were cash strapped but they may have 3 QB on the roster smh I feel for you Cowboy fans…….

  40. hogdropalogonbigd says: Mar 14, 2014 6:21 PM

    Have you ever watched the Dallas Cowboys. . . . on WEED?

  41. seaeagle707 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:22 PM

    Please sign Weeden, Jerry. Please, please, please, please, please, puh-LEEEEEEEEZE! Pretty please.

    -The NFC East

  42. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Mar 14, 2014 6:22 PM

    Terrible.

  43. warhammer420 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    This is all part of Jerry’s master plan! Get rid of Ware to lull opposing teams into a false sense of security, and then…. BAM, hit them with the force of nature that is Weeden!

  44. prosportswashington says: Mar 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    These are the sorts moves you would expect the Browns to be making…

  45. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 14, 2014 6:28 PM

    They have finally decided to move on from Tony Romo realizing they never should have employed a Washington Redskins level quarterback.

  46. salscobrakai says: Mar 14, 2014 6:28 PM

    You’re allowed to use logic and common sense before posting on here. The Cowboys can’t bring in someone like Ryan Fitzpatrick because his veteran minimum hit is still too high with their salary cap restrictions. That’s assuming he or anyone of his caliber would accept the veteran minimum.

  47. DrSteveBrule says: Mar 14, 2014 6:30 PM

    If Norv Turner couldn’t turn him into a quality NFL QB then he doesn’t have much of a chance to make it in the NFL.

  48. drgreenstreak says: Mar 14, 2014 6:34 PM

    I like it how the Cowboys haters read and comment on everything “COWBOYS”.

    Ya’ll are hilarious.

  49. kwjsb says: Mar 14, 2014 6:34 PM

    A first round pick with a strong arm on a team with no talent, he was a bust, Al Davis thought different and brought the failed Jim Plunkett to Oakland.

    Does Jerry see what Al saw?

  50. salscobrakai says: Mar 14, 2014 6:36 PM

    If Norv Turner couldn’t turn him into a quality NFL QB then he doesn’t have much of a chance to make it in the NFL.——- Because Charlie Whitehurst is just awesome right?

  51. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 14, 2014 6:36 PM

    Weeden has a cannon for an arm, you put him on a team with some weapons, and don’t throw him in the fire he might surprise some people.

  52. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 14, 2014 6:37 PM

    Grumpy cat says:

    Good.

  53. nflrule says: Mar 14, 2014 6:38 PM

    Unbelievable.Defense couldn’t stop a bunch of fat girls and this owner wants to bring in a bum like Weeden!Someone save this guy from himself.

  54. cowboysnation34 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:41 PM

    Stop buying tickets. Stop buying t-shirts and hats and footballs or whatever else you buy. Stop paying for extra cable packages just to watch the Cowboys play. The only thing Jerrah cares about is making money and last time I checked, cowboys were still on top as far as value of the organization. So put an end to it like I did. $100 says if everybody quit buying tickets and it looked like Cleveland on sundays in Dallas, Jerry would do something about that. Let the merchandise sales go down, let him lose several million dollars and see how fast he changes things. Fans need to stick up to him. It’s time for change cowboy nation

  55. danoj14 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:42 PM

    Interested in him as what?

  56. wrossi81 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:49 PM

    “who else is out there?”

    Brandon Weeden: 30, Career CMP% 55.8 Career Passer Rating 71.8
    Ryan Fitzpatrick: 31, Career CMP% 59.8 Career Passer Rating 77.5
    Josh Freeman: 26, Career CMP% 57.6 Career Passer Rating 77.8
    Jason Campbell: 32, Career CMP% 60.3 Career Passer Rating 81.8

    Campbell is the best of this lot, but only 2 years younger than Romo. Freeman is marginally better and as the youngest QB has more upside than Weeden. Fitzpatrick is also better than Weeden, but older.

    Of course, the rest of the NFC East will welcome Jerrah signing Weeden.

  57. thetooloftools says: Mar 14, 2014 6:54 PM

    Cleveland here “HE’S ALL YOURS” !!!!!!!

  58. trefkennedy says: Mar 14, 2014 6:54 PM

    What @CowboysNation34 said

  59. robjr50 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:00 PM

    DALLAS needs to start over this season has a chance for them to have one of the worst seasons ever. they are going to have at least to find 3 starters in the next 2 drafts on defense and offense. DALLAS fans things might get real ugly in the next couple of years but what do you expect to happen ?

  60. billytodd2013blbaad says: Mar 14, 2014 7:00 PM

    it must really hurt to be a Cowboys fan, poor Jerry hasn’t got anything right since Jimmy was there.

  61. pintadera2000 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:03 PM

    Randle, Bailey, Dez, Weeden …Mike Gundy is next

  62. bigbamboom1 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:08 PM

    Next up. Tebow!

  63. duncanthecat says: Mar 14, 2014 7:12 PM

    Now its obvious why everyone is bailing.

  64. Revis and Buttfumble says: Mar 14, 2014 7:20 PM

    It isnt like he is worse than Romo…

  65. ohioteamsusuallysuck says: Mar 14, 2014 7:21 PM

    I’m a browns fan and even I feel bad for cowboys fans

  66. tcstunner says: Mar 14, 2014 7:22 PM

    I can’t believe the Cowboys owner had fired their inept GM yet! Oh wait…..

  67. tcstunner says: Mar 14, 2014 7:23 PM

    I can’t believe the Cowboys owner hasn’t fired their inept GM yet! Oh wait….

  68. alongthegulf says: Mar 14, 2014 7:34 PM

    First I think Jerry is just blowing smoke trying to get Orton to commit to sign another contract at a price Jerry wants. Second, I’m not convinced that Brandon Weeden can’t be a viable backup QB. Here’s another QB that was good in college and perhaps thrust into the starting roll before he was ready, much the same way Blaine Gabbert was at Jacksonville. Gabbert is getting a second chance at SF. Why not Weeden? That being said, I not sure he would be a good fit in Dallas. Romo and Weeden don’t have the same QB strengths on offense.

  69. tvjules says: Mar 14, 2014 7:35 PM

    When will someone put Jerry in a home? Oh wait, never mind. Stephen is just as bad.

  70. brownsclown says: Mar 14, 2014 7:37 PM

    Lord help them if Romo goes down because WE DONE won’t!

  71. billetproof says: Mar 14, 2014 7:41 PM

    OK, I never posted before,,, but I have to now. Weeden is 6-4, a baseball player who is 30 years old, and leads the league (when not on the bench) in passes batted down. His receivers did better with the other qb’s because they don’t try to throw the ball at 89 mph on a five yard out.

    Simply put: If we played the game today… the Browns would NOT have a starting QB and THEY think that has a better shot at winning then with this guy. LOL

  72. adamgmzshinerbock100 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:44 PM

    23 TD`s and 26 INT`s……perfect Romo clone…geeez

  73. intelligent cement says: Mar 14, 2014 7:46 PM

    No effin’ way…

  74. evansvc says: Mar 14, 2014 7:48 PM

    GM/Coach, sit down and talk to this guy…I think he can help…..
    There are a lot worse QBs on NFL rosters that has never had the success Vince Young has had …(NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    I hope he gets another chance even if it’s third string…

  75. tonybot3 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:01 PM

    He stinks, but he’s better than Romo… thats for sure.

  76. cowboysdoitbigger says: Mar 14, 2014 8:03 PM

    Wow, the haters seem to think the Cowboys want Weeden as the face of the franchise, and they are paying a ton. When in fact we will sign him on the cheap, then this time next year after he was able to be under Romo’s influence for 1 season, teams will be lining up to give us 2 first round picks for him. Good move Jerry, this will be money for us next season.

  77. fordmandalay says: Mar 14, 2014 8:05 PM

    Dream Team!

  78. thepassivefan says: Mar 14, 2014 8:07 PM

    Redskins fans forget when they signed Rex Grossman and Danny Wuerffel to actually start, whiffed on Jason Campbell in the draft, and signed Jeff George to a $15 million contract to be the backup.

    Eagles fans forget when they signed Vince Young as a backup when they assembled the “Dream Team.”

    Giants fans forget when David Carr was their backup, along with some 300 pound dude who plays in some indoor league now at 330 pounds.

    Amazing how much people who despise the Cowboys discuss their every move.

  79. nceaglesfan says: Mar 14, 2014 8:15 PM

    Bad news for the ‘boys. Picking up Browns castoff. Jerry’s a model GN.

  80. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Mar 14, 2014 8:15 PM

    Did he see this guy play or were his eyes Botoxed shut?

  81. motobill says: Mar 14, 2014 8:16 PM

    Is it just me, or does Weeden look a lot like actor Kiefer Sutherland? Maybe Weeden still has a baseball career ahead of him if the acting (like a QB) thing doesn’t work out…

  82. steves11 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:36 PM

    Somewhere, Rodney Peete is still working out. Maybe Jerrah would consider him?

  83. docboss says: Mar 14, 2014 8:48 PM

    You ‘boys fans are too tough on Jerry. He doesn’t want Weeden for the backup QB spot….he wants him for OLB! Lmao.

  84. sirtalons says: Mar 14, 2014 8:55 PM

    Dallas fans would get off of Jerrys case if he was to get Colt McCoy as romos backup.Colt just needs room to shine

  85. denverdude7 says: Mar 14, 2014 9:00 PM

    Tebow > Weeden

  86. tictoccpthook says: Mar 14, 2014 9:14 PM

    The Cowboys and Browns are two of a kind.

  87. chazatlas says: Mar 14, 2014 9:16 PM

    wow. Why don’t Cowboy fans just boycott until Jerry steps down as GM?

  88. tomgamboagotjumped says: Mar 14, 2014 9:30 PM

    as a BROWNS fan this guy looked awesome in the preseason but as soon as the real NFL defenses came out he looked like so many others just overwhelmed we’ve got a good O-line he had time and did nothing i really thought he was gonna be a stud last year with norv and Chud

  89. bhindenemylines says: Mar 14, 2014 9:37 PM

    Sounds about right for Jerry. Cut your best player of the last decade and sign a failed minor league baseball player that flamed out after two years in the NFL.

    I no longer need any proof that Jerry is senile; he already did this 10 years ago with Chad Hutchinson. Didn’t work then, won’t work now.

  90. dctillidie says: Mar 14, 2014 9:41 PM

    2014 Cowboys will be what the 2013 Redskins were, meanwhile the Skins will take a sizable step forward to 8-8! So everything’s reversed this year!

  91. thefiesty1 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:02 PM

    Jerry is trying to turn the Cowbabies into the Cleveland of the NFL.

  92. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 14, 2014 10:08 PM

    I emailed the link to this article to a friend of mine who is a Cowboys fan, and now he’s not talking to me.

  93. sportsnut101 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:10 PM

    I’m not mad at cowboys for letting ware and hatcher go Dallas was awful last yr with them and redskins overpaid for hatcher

    Why no interest in sum1 trading for orton to start he’s not retiring

    As a Dallas fan I only look forward to the old days of winning

  94. audient says: Mar 14, 2014 10:38 PM

    Browns fan here. I had a bad feeling no one would give Weeden another chance. Go for it, Jerry!

    (making popcorn)

  95. Earl of Taint says: Mar 14, 2014 10:44 PM

    They’re bringing him in for a look. Settle down.

  96. wwrgesusd says: Mar 14, 2014 11:04 PM

    From factory of sadness to factory of hopelessness. Do t change a thing, Jerra!

  97. ugadogs21 says: Mar 14, 2014 11:26 PM

    Jerry Jones is insane. It’s not funny anymore.

  98. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 14, 2014 11:58 PM

    I’m gonna bookmark this forum and read when I’m down in the dumps. Giants and Philly for the division this year, Gmen will own.

  99. tdubdizzle says: Mar 15, 2014 1:52 AM

    “Jerry must be stopped.”

    LOL!!!

  100. tdubdizzle says: Mar 15, 2014 1:52 AM

    Jerry Jones is like Skip Bayless with a Football team.

  101. rogerrodgers says: Mar 15, 2014 2:41 AM

    jerry jones is insane

  102. gavriloprincip33 says: Mar 15, 2014 3:38 AM

    Typical Cowboys thread – 90% of the people see the insanity for what it is and 10% are clueless to the reality of The Jerry and Stephen Show…

    After over 40 years as a Cowboy fan, it has never been worse than it is now…

  103. jeffesky says: Mar 15, 2014 8:40 AM

    Ok Jerry , buy yourself an island. Go retire on it and hire someone who knows football to run the team. Of course thats going to happen, instead your looking at Brandon Weeden. Im sure he will be affordable.

  104. thegonz13 says: Mar 15, 2014 9:51 AM

    “Mr. Jones, there’s a Jeff George for you on line 1!”

  105. keifer1751 says: Mar 15, 2014 11:11 AM

    Brandon Weeden was a good college player who has never been an NFL caliber QB. Jerry Jones was a good oil man who has never been an NFL caliber GM. The Dallas Cowboys are not an NFL caliber team. These two guys should work well together. Another 8-8 season will be the absolute best for this organization, but Jerry will still make his millions. Great work, Jerry!

  106. mojo1992 says: Mar 15, 2014 11:29 AM

    How many rewrites can this man do…………
    You wrote the blueprint for winning…….
    Rebuild , Rebuild, Rebuild…….

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