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The Battle Plan To “Retool” The Dallas Cowboys

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Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws a pass in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The first part happened in the last week when free agency began. The first move they made was a head scratcher for many fans and media members alike. The Cowboys signed first-round bust and quarterback Brandon Weeden. Huh? Are you kidding me? The quarterback that is 30 years old and is in his second year and already sucks at his job. Plus, we have quarterback Kyle Orton backing up starting quarterback Tony Romo. Now, there are rumors that Orton wants to retire, but if he does retire, then he owes the Cowboys a $3 million dollar check. He won’t do that, no smart person would. So why sign Weeden? Because he is cheap and Orton has a 4.5 million dollar cap hit. That is way too much going to a back-up quarterback. This point was thought of by Gavin Dawson of the Fan. He mentions that someone in the front-office must be pulling the strings on this move. Weeden comes in as a cheap back-up quarterback and Orton gets cut to save more money in 2015.

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  • John

    Orton very likely has trade value if he doesn’t retire. Could be they signed Weeden to open up the possibility of dealing Orton for draft picks… Or it could be the Cowboys aren’t too enthusiastic about Romo’s recovery, despite the rosy public face on it, and they’re worried they may need a backup for when Orton is the starter…

  • jdub27

    None of this means jack when your QB consistently chokes in big moments. Basically you can’t make chicken salad out of chickenshit. Draft a QB.