Brandon Weeden on Cowboys QB demotion: ‘I’m pissed’
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced that Matt Cassel will replace Brandon Weeden as the team’s starting quarterback after the bye week, and Weeden is not too happy about it.
“I’m pissed,” Weeden said, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “But you know what, I’m a pro.”
Weeden has tossed two touchdowns and two interceptions since taking over for Tony Romo, who went down with a broken clavicle in the second week of the season. The Cowboys lost to the New England Patriots 30–6 on Sunday, with Weeden going 26-for-39 with just 188 yards passing.
“You guys can dictate however you want to perceive it, or however ... I’m not going to comment on it,” Weeden added. “Like I said, I don’t want to bring the attention to me, I don’t want to say something I shouldn’t say. I’ve got my feelings. I’m going to keep them to myself and go from there.”
Weeden has not won a game in his last 11 starts, which dates back to his days as a first-rounder for the Cleveland Browns.
Cassel will start his first game of the season against the New York Giants in Week 7. He started three games for the Minnesota Vikings in 2014.
- Christopher Chavez