The Cowboys must make three major changes now

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Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view as the Dallas Cowboys play against the New England Patriots at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys fans. Because I care about your overall well-being, allow me to remove the “Brandon Weeden” Kool-Aid from your diet.

I’m doing this because I, well, care. It’s for the best, so don’t struggle with me on this one.

In what reality, or interconnected parallel galaxy of ours, was it ever, ever okay to hand the keys to Brandon Weeden?

So, what we’re seeing is that the Cowboys, the most valuable franchise on this planet according to Forbes magazine (report by ESPN’s Darren Rovell), and the most valuable NFL team in the league for the ninth straight year, are willing to let Weeden be the substitute teacher while hero quarterback Tony Romo heals up.

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Yeah, somehow in our heart of hearts, along with the little silent pep talks in our guts, we knew the Boys would suffer some black hole catastrophe if it came down to the former first rounder, Oklahoma State quarterback.

Weeden, who turns 32 tomorrow, is about to wake up soon to find his name simmering lower on the quarterback depth chart.

And it’s about time.

Quite frankly, what took so long? No, really: What took so long?

You have to go back to Week 13 of 2012 to view the last game he won in the NFL. He is 0-4 as the Cowboys starter. In these four starts, he has two touchdowns to four interceptions. His quarterback rating as the Dallas starter in those four contests?

Try this: 55.5, 87.8, 105.6, and 67.0.

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If someone mentions his completion percentage one more time, I swear, my MacBook Air is flying — ninja style — across the wall.

I hear this, “But Michael, he shot a 84.6 completion percentage against the Falcons,” or this, “He’s got a 72.4 completion percentage and a 92.2 quarterback rating so far in 2015.”


The Boys are 0-3 with him in 2015. For his career, he is 5-19 overall. In 32 career games he has played in, Weeden is 533 for 923, with a 57.75 completion percentage. His overall quarterback rating stands at 74.6.

Oh, did I mention that this guy hasn’t won a game in nearly three years?

With all the check downs that moved his completion percentage needle, you’d think anyone on this planet could play pro quarterback.

I mean, Jerry Jones, give me a call. I can make those throws, and I’m quite nifty with my feet. I’ll even throw it to the left side if you ask nicely. But I can’t guarantee I’ll last five plays, although I’m happy to take my salary please.

All right, now that I got that out of my system, I’d like to point that though my nature is pessimistic, I understand there’s a lot of football left to play out.

Sure, the Cowboys have lost three straight. Romo is out. Dez Bryant, perhaps arguable one of the best players in the NFL right now, is out. Lance Dunbar is out. The running game isn’t 2014. The offensive line isn’t 2014.

So the Dallas Cowboys are done for, right?

No. No. No.

Not even close Cowboys Nation. Let’s discuss.

Head coach Jason Garrett needs to make these three major changes — right now. I’ll give you a hint, the player I have in mind, his last name starts with a “C” and his first name has four letters.

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