Five Reasons To Be Happy Following the Cowboys, Dolphins Game

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Aug 23, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins defense during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 25-20. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

4. Quarterback Brandon Weeden

After a bit of a lackluster performance last week against the Baltimore Ravens, Weeden bounced back last night showing off his arm strength in the process. He finished the game throwing for 77 yards and a score on 5 of 9 passes. His 27-yard touchdown strike to wide out LaRon Byrd was a thing of beauty.

Still, no one is saying that Weeden fills the shoes of Kyle Orton, the Cowboys previous back-up who many considered the best non-starting quarterback in the NFL. But with Orton’s retirement/non-retirement departure in July, Weeden has stepped in admirably. And his recent play gives fans a small bit of hope that not all is lost if starter Tony Romo succumbs to injury this season.