Dallas Cowboys release QB Brandon Weeden
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Dallas Cowboys release QB Brandon Weeden
Tuesday November 17th, 2015

The Dallas Cowboys have officially released quarterback Brandon Weeden, the team announced Tuesday. 

The move clears room on the 53-man roster for starting quarterback Tony Romo, who is returning from a collarbone injury he sustained in Week 2.

According to David Helman of, the team was determining what to do about the depth at the quarterback position as late as Tuesday morning. The Cowboys will move forward with two quarterbacks, Tony Romo and Matt Cassel.

Weeden was the immediate replacement after Romo went down with the injury, as he started the next three games. Weeden has completed 72.4% of his passes this season for 739 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Cowboys lost all three games with Weeden as signal caller, dropping the 32-year-old’s career record as a starter to 5–19.

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Cassel went 0–4 as the team’s starter, completing 61.7% of his passes with four touchdowns and five interceptions. 

The Cowboys (2–7) play the Miami Dolphins (4–5) on the road on Sunday. 

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