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Brad Johnson | Quarterback

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (49) / 9/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
College: Florida State
Drafted: 1992 / Rd. 9 (227) / MIN

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NFL Network's Warren Sapp indicated that recently released QB Brad Johnson was the Cowboys' "snitch" to ESPN's Ed Werder last season.
Johnson was awful when he played last season, and may have let down his team even more by disclosing locker room info to Werder, though he's "adamantly" denying that he was the tattler. Johnson, 41, won't get another shot in the league. Other suspects include Jason Witten and Bradie James. Fri, May 1, 2009 10:41:00 AM

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Cowboys released QB Brad Johnson.

The move saves $1.5 million in cash and $2M against the cap. Johnson, 40, was completely over matched in three 2008 starts, posting a 52.6% completion rate, 5.5 YPA, and 2:5 TD to INT ratio. Even in a bad QB market, Johnson won't generate any interest. He's another retirement candidate.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 04:35:00 PM

Backup QB Brad Johnson is not expected back in Dallas next season.

The 40-year-old was atrocious while filling in during Tony Romo's finger injury, and the Cowboys can save $2 million by releasing him. It's time to hang up the spikes after a long, solid career.
Mon, Feb 9, 2009 10:33:00 AM

Brad Johnson was benched at the beginning of the second half during Sunday's game against the Giants. He finished 5-of-11 for 71 yards and threw two interceptions.

Both interceptions set up Giants touchdowns. Brooks Bollinger replaced him and promptly threw a pick. The Cowboys have to be craving their Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 2, 2008 06:06:00 PM's Adam Schefter reports that how long Brad Johnson lasts in Week 9 against the Giants will be totally dependent on his play.

It's not exactly breaking news, but if Johnson plays respectably early he will stay in over Brooks Bollinger. That will be difficult for Johnson to do because of his lack of mobility. New York ranks first in the NFL in sacks and fifth overall in pass defense. DeMarcus Ware will test David Diehl on Sunday.
Sun, Nov 2, 2008 11:15:00 AM

Asked Wednesday if Brad Johnson will be on a short leash in Week 9, Cowboys coach Wade Phillips indicated Johnson wouldn't.

"I think he has plenty of room (for error)," Phillips said. "We won the last game and that was important. So we will just go from there." The odds don't favor Johnson starting fast against a stingy Giants pass defense if he doesn't have Jason Witten, but it isn't like Brooks Bollinger is a far better option.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 04:26:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones backed QB Brad Johnson on his weekly radio show Tuesday.

Jones suggested that Johnson's game managing without a deep threat is a better fit for the team than Brooks Bollinger's mobility without passing accuracy. The Cowboys will continue to rely on their defense, but an early train-wreck performance from Johnson could easily get him pulled during Sunday's game against the Giants. He's a high risk fantasy play with little upside.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 09:07:00 AM

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips confirmed Monday that Brad Johnson will likely start in Week 9, but only after being prodded by reporters.

Asked if Johnson will be on a short leash with Brooks Bollinger entering early against the Giants, Phillips said "We'll have to discuss all that. (Bollinger) really hasn't taken any snaps with the first team." That figures to change this week. Johnson would be an awful fantasy bet in the matchup.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 02:48:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Brad Johnson's limitations in the downfield passing game may prompt the Cowboys to consider other options at QB this week, including third-stringer Brooks Bollinger.

A "high-ranking" team source told Werder that Johnson will "probably" draw the Week 9 start against the Giants, but that Dallas is concerned with Johnson's inability to connect with Terrell Owens deep. Johnson's lack of mobility also threatens to be problematic against New York's fire-zone blitz packages. It sounds like Bollinger's practice reps will increase this week.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 01:15:00 PM

Brad Johnson completed 19-of-33 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in a Week 8 win over the Bucs.

Let's get this out of the way first: Johnson was not good. He overthrew just about every deep route and nearly had the ball intercepted several times. The Cowboys' defense carried this win. The Bucs rushed just their front four all game, begging Johnson to throw it, yet he struggled to connect with the 'Boys many weapons. His longest completion went for just 14 yards. On a good note, Dallas didn't have a turnover for the first time this season.
Sun, Oct 26, 2008 04:23:00 PM

Brad Johnson is expected to be the Cowboys' starting QB this Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Johnson was awful against the Rams in Week 7, and Tampa boasts a swarming pass defense with twelve interceptions, second best in the league. Even with Johnson's passel of weapons, it will be hard for fantasy owners to stick with him this week. Look elsewhere for a bye-week fill-in.
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 09:20:00 PM

Brad Johnson completed 17-of-34 passes for 234 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Week 7 against the Rams.

Johnson was brutally bad and easily could have been picked off five times. He was 6-of-18 in the first half as the Cowboys went down 24-7 and threw his touchdown to backup tight end Martellus Bennett in garbage time. Johnson's struggles may force the Cowboys to rush Tony Romo back next week, but Romo never entered Sunday's game despite warming up on the sidelines.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008 04:49:00 PM

The Sporting News reports Brad Johnson will start for the Cowboys Sunday against the Rams.

Jerry Jones made the announcement to a throng of reporters Saturday. Tony Romo will be active for the game, but the Cowboys don't want to risk further injury to his broken pinkie. Romo owners who have handcuffed Johnson need to make the lineup switch. Other owners will want to consider Johnson as a bye week fill-in against the porous Rams defense.
Sat, Oct 18, 2008 10:09:00 PM

Brad Johnson will take over as Dallas' starting quarterback.

Uh oh. The 40-year-old was decent in his last starting stint in Minnesota, but he has a weak arm and there's no telling how much he's lost recently. The Cowboys will have to focus on the running game and short timing passes to Jason Witten and possibly Patrick Crayton and T.O. Johnson is worth a look in fantasy leagues, but only as a mediocre QB2 option. We'd rather have someone like Chad Pennington.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 11:51:00 AM

Citing "multiple sources," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Cowboys are actively shopping for an upgrade at backup quarterback.

This totally disputes what owner Jerry Jones said just last week about his "confidence" in Brad Johnson, who Jones said had "real good (offseason) camps." The Star-Telegram claims Chris Simms' name has surfaced as a possible upgrade, and Simms has told people he'd definitely play in Dallas.
Tue, Jul 8, 2008 08:52:00 AM

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