Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks Cowboys General Manager Jerry Jones made a brilliant move when he signed Brandon Weeden as the backup quarterback.
Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that Weeden has all the tools to fill in capably for the injured Tony Romo.
“This quarterback Weeden can drive the ball down field,” Jones said. “He’s a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden.”
Unless Jerry Jones is talking about a different Brandon Weeden than the one who washed out after two seasons and a 71.8 passer rating in Cleveland, those comments are just a wee bit ridiculous. But Jones insists that Weeden will prove he is a different quarterback than he was then.
“Certainly we think Weeden has really progressed. As [Cowboys quarterbacks coach] Wade Wilson said, he’s just not the same guy that we had last year. He’s progressed that much. He said that before we had this issue with Tony. I think we all feel good about what we got,” Jones said.
With Romo out for half the season, Cowboys fans had better hope Jones is right. Weeden may not be the most gifted passer you’ll ever see, but he’s the most gifted passer who’s healthy enough to play for the Cowboys for the next eight weeks.