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Jerry Jones: I’m proud for Brandon Weeden

during the first half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Getty Images

Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden started the year as a member of the Cowboys and he reflected on that time during a radio interview by saying it would “be sweet” to do the expected and advance to the playoffs while the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are sitting on the couch.

Jones has made some disparaging remarks about the Cowboys’ plan at backup quarterback this season, saying more than once that he thought the season would have played out better if the team had made a move for Matt Cassel in the offseason. During an interview on “RJ and Shan” on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones didn’t have anything bad to say about Weeden, however.

“I thought, believe it or not, [Weeden winning a start for the Texans] shows to some degree that he was worthy of the opportunity that he got with us,” Jones said. “I’ll never forget we were in the draft room the year before and we were looking at quarterbacks at that particular time in the draft room. And Coach [Scott] Linehan walks in and we look at quite a few, he was out with the team during OTA’s, our equivalent of spring practice. And we looked at some of the best ones that were there, and he said we got a better one than that right out here on the practice field in Brandon Weeden. So, he didn’t get that shot just because he was chopped liver. And I’m not anointing him necessarily one way or the other. I’m proud for him and I’m proud for Houston that they’ve come up with a way to use him in a way that can win a game.”

Jones couldn’t answer a question about why the Cowboys weren’t able to find a way to win games with Weeden, but promised the Cowboys will “do a better job” of filling the backup role for the 2016 season.

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30 Responses to “Jerry Jones: I’m proud for Brandon Weeden”
  1. eazeback says: Dec 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    lies

  2. givemethehighgear says: Dec 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    Jerry World…what a snake oil salesman. He says that Weeden was deserving of the opportunity to play with the Cowboys. Playing with the Cowboys seems more like a curse and something that should be avoided if you seek any sort of success in professional football.

  3. noteamforlosangeles says: Dec 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    Sure, Jerry…Tell us how you REALLY feel about Weeden

  4. logicalvoicepft says: Dec 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    I can’t hear hear hear Dallas fans all the way way way down there in the basement basement basement of the division divison division all the way up here in First place place place. #EchosofarawayHTTR

  5. romophobic says: Dec 29, 2015 11:28 AM

    Is he trying to say that the only reason Weeden is starting right now is because Jerry gave him a chance? What an egotistical scum bag. Dallas doesn’t need to find a new backup, they need to find a new quarterback. The fact that Jerrah doesn’t get that says it all about him.

  6. joetoronto says: Dec 29, 2015 11:28 AM

    “I thought, believe it or not, [Weeden winning a start for the Texans] shows to some degree that he was worthy of the opportunity that he got with us,” Jones said.

    He means that he did good signing Weeden and that it wasn’t his fault he didn’t stick.

    Jerrah has the routine down pat, he really does.

  7. 700levelvet says: Dec 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    The Jimmy Swaggart of the NFL has spoken…

  8. montango says: Dec 29, 2015 11:30 AM

    Who cares. He’s been telling the fan base since 1996 that “he gets it”…and will fix it for the next season

  9. daysend564 says: Dec 29, 2015 11:37 AM

    Not sure it is Jerry’s fault that Weeden refused to throw the ball more than 6 yards downfield at a time.

    3rd and 17? Why not a 2 yard dump off to the RB.

    Defenses didn’t have to respect anything down the field because the ball wasn’t going there.

    Dunbar and McFadden both gained over 100 yards receiving with Weeden at the helm.

  10. steelerben says: Dec 29, 2015 11:38 AM

    It just goes to show you that Jerry’s player evaluation on Brandon Weeden was spot on, what with him helping to lead the Texans into the playoffs. It isn’t his fault that the crappy GM didn’t surround Weeden with the guys needed to succeed…

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 29, 2015 11:39 AM

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Dec 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    I can’t hear hear hear Dallas fans all the way way way down there in the basement basement basement of the division divison division all the way up here in First place place place. #EchosofarawayHTTR

    ***************************

    When the Seahawks destroy the Skins in the Wild Card, your organization will be right back to square one with that mediocre QB.

    Speaking of Mediocre QBs, what happened to RGIII winning all of those Super Bowls?

    You know as well as I do the Cowboys would have owned the East had Romo stayed healthy.

    By this time next year, Gruden will be getting his resume in order…

    * Extra credit…. The Cowboys are gonna sweep the Skins this Sunday. Bank it.

  12. 6ball says: Dec 29, 2015 11:40 AM

    .
    Jerry is so adroit at the backpeddle, the Cowboys should give him a tryout at CB.
    .

  13. eagles1960 says: Dec 29, 2015 11:46 AM

    Dimentia.

  14. legreeellen123 says: Dec 29, 2015 11:48 AM

    Maybe Jerry will learn not to jump the gun and get rid of players so quick. Wise people know that good things come to those who wait . development and team chemistry takes time. Players hate it when coaches give up on them, it only makes them want to come back and prove coaches wrong.

  15. vicnocal says: Dec 29, 2015 11:54 AM

    Didn’t the Texans beat a couple of horrible teams in the Colts and Titans? Yeah, I thought so. Let’s not anoint Brandon Weeden the next big thing just yet.

  16. daysend564 says: Dec 29, 2015 11:56 AM

    * Guess McFadden didn’t have 100 yards receiving, they did both have 10 target games

    McFadden had a 9 reception game (62 yards)
    Dunbar had a 10 reception game (100 yards)

    Colonel Checkdown

  17. araidersfan says: Dec 29, 2015 12:05 PM

    When Jerry was silent the other day I was traumatized -where would I find my source of free laughter? But now that Jerry is talking like his old self (and making me grin) everything is okay again.

    Please Jerry, don’t ever change. And I hope you continue your work in the capacity of Dallas Cowboys GM.

  18. footballradioshow says: Dec 29, 2015 12:34 PM

    Getting a team in the AFC South to the playoffs is one thing. Actually winning a playoff game is something totally different. The Texans won’t advance past the 1st round if Weeden plays. But either way, good for him.

  19. thetooloftools says: Dec 29, 2015 12:36 PM

    Jerry could do a better job next year by getting rid of Jerry.

  20. stonedwhitetrash says: Dec 29, 2015 12:54 PM

    Garrett would not turn Weeden loose to play football. It has also said that Weeden did not have the team at his back

  21. azulyvenonoso says: Dec 29, 2015 1:08 PM

    I’m sick and tired of all this hype about Weeden. His games in Dallas were just plain bad, and he clearly lacked a lot of leadership qualities that his great arm couldn’t compensate for. JJ can hem and haw but Weeden was a dud with us just as he was in Cleveland. As for his last game with the 3 TDs, good for him. But he played a crappy Titans team that is the worst team in the NFL. Blaine Gabbert also had a great game against Chicago, but we’re not singing his praises.If Weeden can actually seal the deal against Jacksonville (much improved) and then play well in the playoffs maybe then

  22. jag1959 says: Dec 29, 2015 1:36 PM

    “I thought, believe it or not, [Weeden winning a start for the Texans] shows to some degree that he was worthy of the opportunity that he got with us”

    but…

    “Jones couldn’t answer a question about why the Cowboys weren’t able to find a way to win games with Weeden, but promised the Cowboys will “do a better job” of filling the backup role for the 2016 season”

    They are going to do a better job with the backup role than a guy that was worthy of the opportunity? Sounds like GM doublespeak designed to placate an easily mislead owner. Oh wait…

  23. thegenghiskahn88 says: Dec 29, 2015 1:56 PM

    Weeden played the titans and most of his yards came from throwing to D Hop who is probably a top 5 WR.

    Pump the brakes.

    However, he should’ve been given a longer leash than Cassell got and he got a raw deal.

  24. Cheating Inc, Boston Mass says: Dec 29, 2015 2:02 PM

    Great example of the difference between an emotional person who hasn’t done much in his career and a professional, self-made man who has made hundreds of millions of dollars a the top of his chosen profession.

    That’s why one person is a run-of-the-mill backup and another is a super successful NFL owner.

  25. fanboyarmy says: Dec 29, 2015 3:58 PM

    Like Nixon in the final days at the White House (on bended knee crying in front of the picture of Abe), JJ can often be found gazing forlornly at the picture he carries in his wallet of Weeden’s arm.

  26. cowboylover says: Dec 29, 2015 4:55 PM

    Most of you have no idea what a decent man Jerry Jones truly is. He deserves honest criticism not the trollish comments posted. In truth Weeden was unable to see the open man downfield and simply became checkdown charlie in the games he started. Players perform differently in different systems and if he is thriving with the Texans then more power to him.

  27. wyrdawg says: Dec 29, 2015 5:34 PM

    I had to think about it. I thought I’d prefer Skeletor to sit on his couch for the rest of the season… but:

    We’d never get to see how shallow this person really is. I’m ALMOST feeling sorry for Cowboys fans… almost.

    No please, sir. Don’t sit on the couch. We need your sound bites just as much as we need to hear Donald Trump’s iterations.

    It’s for the furthering of the human race!!

  28. araidersfan says: Dec 29, 2015 6:28 PM

    cowboylover says:
    Dec 29, 2015 4:55 PM

    Most of you have no idea what a decent man Jerry Jones truly is.

    ======================================

    I don’t like the Cowboys but I had a lot of respect for the late great Tom Landry who was the man who put the franchise on the map. I don’t understand how any Cowboys fan who knows the history of their team can call Jerry ‘decent’ given the way he treated Landry when he bought the team.

  29. bluenose1965 says: Dec 29, 2015 6:43 PM

    As a Texans season ticket holder, we are under no false pretense that we’re going to win a play-off game, never mind go further. As is the case most years, there’s some divisions stronger than others. This year the AFC South has been bad. The Texans have a top 10 defense and a bottom 10 offense. We won’t go far without a proven QB and no running game.

    Weeden has done okay in a game and a half, but has been nothing special. The exchange with Jones just further highlights what a joke of an owner/GM he is and what a joke of an organization Dallas has become.

    Tom Landry and Tex Schramm would be embarrassed.

  30. cowboylover says: Dec 29, 2015 7:16 PM

    Well that joke of a franchise is the most valuable team in all sports. I think Tom and Tex would think that would not be embarrassing.

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