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Brandon Weeden | Quarterback

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 228
College: Oklahoma State
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Filling in for Tony Romo (back), Brandon Weeden was ineffective in the Cowboys' Week 9 loss to the Cardinals, completing 18-of-33 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Weeden's score and the vast majority of his yardage came deep into garbage time. Weeden was under 100 yards passing well into the fourth quarter. Neither Dez Bryant nor Terrance Williams notched a catch while the game was still in doubt. One of Weeden's two picks came at the Cardinals' 10-yard line. Put simply, Weeden is still the same disaster he was for the Browns. The Cardinals had zero respect for his slow release, stacking the box all afternoon long. The Jaguars will give Dallas a game in London if Romo isn't ready for Week 10. Nov 2 - 4:18 PM

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Brandon Weeden will be the Cowboys' starting quarterback for Week 9 against the Cardinals.

Weeden should be owned in all two-quarterback leagues, as he has a chance to make back-to-back starts ahead of Dallas' Week 11 bye. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Cowboys coaches are "already planning for the possibility" of Tony Romo (back) not making the trip to London for next week's date with Jacksonville. Famously tough, Romo is still in so much pain that he didn't even try to talk his way into the lineup for Week 9. Dez Bryant owners will have to hope the Cowboys build their passing game around Dez and Weeden targets him relentlessly. Weeden does have a strong arm, and a tendency to "lock onto his primary."
Nov 2 - 8:30 AM

Starting in place of Tony Romo (precautionary), Brandon Weeden completed 13-of-17 passes for 107 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Chargers.

We're not sure where this came from. Although he was without Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray, Weeden looked surprisingly comfortable and accurate while playing the entire first half. The highlight was a bootleg in which he powerfully threaded the needle while throwing across his body to James Hanna for a 4-yard score. Weeden is locked in as the backup to Romo and his balky back.
Aug 8 - 12:08 AM

Cowboys signed QB Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract.

Weeden, 43 30, made 20 starts in Cleveland the past two seasons, compiling a 5-15 record with a 23:26 TD-to-INT ratio and 55.9 percent completion rate. A former top-prospect baseball pitcher, Weeden has always possessed plus arm strength but has very little athleticism and is maddeningly deliberate in all of his movements. His skill set makes an offensive line look worse. The Cowboys need arms for the offseason program with Kyle Orton undecided about playing in 2014, and Tony Romo coming off back surgery.
Mar 17 - 3:50 PM

Free agents Brandon Weeden and Henry Melton will both visit the Cowboys on Monday.

The Cowboys are serious about this Weeden thing. They still don't know whether Kyle Orton will play in 2014, and gave Weeden a high grade coming out of college in 2012. Melton would be a far more impressive get for cap-strapped Dallas. Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli turned Melton into a Pro Bowler in Chicago.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 16 - 9:50 PM

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys have expressed interest in free agent Brandon Weeden.

The Cowboys are the only team to show interest in Weeden since he was waived. With just Kyle Orton on their roster behind Tony Romo, Weeden could be brought in as a low-cost signing to compete for the backup job. Orton, 31, struggled mightily in a Week 17 spot start against the Eagles last season and is considering retirement. It's possible Dallas could carry all three of Romo, Orton and Weeden on their 53-man roster if signed.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 14 - 5:46 PM

Browns waived QB Brandon Weeden.

Weeden was the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft and has no ties to the current Browns regime. It was inevitable that GM Ray Farmer was going to cut the cord on the 30-year-old third-year pro. Weeden went 0-5 as a starter last season and seems to be regressing. He took a whopping 55 sacks in 23 games of action and has a career 23:29 touchdown-to-turnover ratio to go along with a 71.8 quarterback rating. Weeden has no anticipation and doesn't have a feel for the pocket. We expect him to have a cold market.
Mar 12 - 3:40 PM

Browns GM Ray Farmer plans to evaluate Brandon Weeden based on what he's done "in the National Football League."

"Once you’re in the National Football league, you’re graded upon your performance and what you were able to achieve at that moment," Farmer said. In other words, the Browns will be moving on from Weeden. It's a marriage both sides want out of. Weeden has no trade value. He'll be released and attempt to latch on as someone's No. 2 or 3 quarterback.
Feb 20 - 5:56 PM

According to NFL Network's Mike Silver, Brandon Weeden "wants out" in Cleveland.

It's times like this when we wish it was appropriate to simply say "lol" in blurbs. It's not surprising Weeden "wants out" despite being in no position to make demands. The soon-to-be 31 year old was picked two GMs ago — even though it's been less than two years since Cleveland made him a first-round pick. His selection was made out of desperation by the Mike Holmgren regime, while his desire to leave is undoubtedly a result of the dysfunction of the Jimmy Haslam era. Weeden is extremely unlikely to fetch anything in a trade, but is a candidate for release.
Feb 11 - 8:07 PM

Brandon Weeden's 2014 contract includes $2 million in guarantees.

No matter who ends up coaching the Browns, it's highly unlikely Weeden will be in their plans. The No. 22 overall pick in 2012 was 0-5 as a starter in 2013, somehow regressing while completing just 52.8 percent of his passes and throwing nine touchdowns against nine interceptions. As ESPN Cleveland notes, it's "another Browns QB chewed up and spit out."
Jan 9 - 10:43 AM

According to the NFL Network, one "breaking point" for fired HC Rob Chudzinski was his refusal to hold Brandon Weeden and Greg Little "accountable."

A couple weeks back, Chud was reportedly told to cut a player. He refused, which apparently was a sign that he doesn't do well with accountability. Perhaps Chud is a natural coordinator rather than head coach, but he was given Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell as his quarterbacks, and Josh Gordon, Little and Davone Bess as his top-three wideouts. He benched Weeden repeatedly and had to keep rolling with Little due to the dearth of talent on the roster. We're still waiting for a more logical explanation for why Chud was only given one year on the job.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 08:05:00 AM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 15, and will back up Jason Campbell against the Bears.

Weeden isn't much, but he's still more than Alex Tanney. Weeden has zero chance of reclaiming the Browns' starting job without injury to Campbell.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

Weeden is on track to resume his role as Jason Campbell's backup.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) is listed as out for Week 14.

Jason Campbell is probable and will start against the Patriots.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Brandon Weeden (concussion) has still not been cleared to practice.

Weeden is not in play to start Sunday's game at New England. It's either going to be Jason Campbell (concussion), Alex Tanney or Caleb Hanie. Campbell was cleared to practice Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Joseph Randle
3Lance Dunbar
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Joseph Randle
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Cole Beasley
3Dwayne Harris
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
K1Dan Bailey