Five Dallas Cowboys Who Shined In Preseason Opener

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Jul 31, 2014; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) takes the snap at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys faced off against the San Diego Chargers at their home in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. It was both team’s first preseason game of the season. While the matchup did not include a number of starters on both sides of the ball, it was the first time for many fans to see the 2014 versions of their favorite squads.

Although the Cowboys lost the game, 27-7, I believe there were five players who shined for Dallas more than the others. Here is my list:

1

Brandon Weeden

Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys

After being signed as a developmental player this offseason, some thought former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden wouldn’t even make the team’s final roster this season. But with the release of Kyle Orton last month, Weeden’s development was accelerated as the top candidate to become the Cowboys primary back-up for starter Tony Romo. As the statrer in Thursday night’s preseason opener, Weeden helped put some of the fan’s anxiety at ease with a solid performance. Against the Chargers, the former Oklahoma State Cowboy recorded 107 passing yards and a touchdown on 13 of 17 passes. Weeden appeared to have a good command of the offense and his passes were crisp and accurate. He did have one interception off of a timing route with wide receiver Cole Beasley. But that play was called back for interference. All-in-all, Weeden, and Cowboys fans, could not have asked for a better debut.
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