Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Brandon Weeden is a ‘gifted passer’

Tuesday September 22nd, 2015

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised quarterback Brandon Weeden during a radio appearance Tuesday, saying Weeden has progeessed significantly since last season.

“This quarterback Weeden can drive the ball down field,” Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “He's a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won't see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden.”

Weeden will be Dallas’s quarterback for at least the next eight weeks, as Tony Romo has reportedly been placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. 

After Romo broke his collarbone last week, Weeden completed all seven of his passes for 73 yards and touchdown. 

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Weeden was signed by the Cowboys before last season after he was released by the Browns following two seasons in Cleveland. As a 29-year-old rookie in 2012, Weeden started 15 games, completing 57.4% of his passes for 3,385 yards, 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. 

Weeden is currently the only healthy quarterback on the Dallas roster, so the team is reportedly working out several veterans to be his backup. 

- Dan Gartland

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