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 the Cowboys’ exhibition opener at San Diego on Thursday night.
It wasn’t all highlights for Weeden; an interception by Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall was nullified by a holding penalty on the veteran defensive back. And the tape will probably spotlight other areas in which Weeden can improve. But in his first game with Dallas, Weeden played like a capable replacement for Orton.
Now, it’s on Weeden to build on this foundation.