Jerry Jones: Cassel will take chances, Weeden too conservative

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Jerry Jones: Cassel will take chances, Weeden too conservative
Saturday October 17th, 2015

Speaking on CBS Sports Radio in Dallas this week, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that quarterback Brandon Weeden played too conservatively, while newly anointed starter Matt Cassel will take more chances. 

“I think [Cassel’s] also got experience in basically just stepping up in the pocket and making some plays,” Jones said. “Now, he will, with that experience though, do something that Weeden was not doing. Weeden was so conservative, he was coached to be conservative to a degree, but he was not taking chances with that ball. Now, we know you can't make plays if you don’t take some chances. So, we’ll see more of that.”

Weeden took over starting duties at quarterback after Tony Romo sustained a broken collarbone in Week 2. In his four starts since Romo’s injury, Weeden has a completion percentage of 72.4% with two touchdowns. The Cowboys went 0–3 with Weeden under center.

The Cowboys traded for Cassel from the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 22. The 33-year-old quarterback started in three games for the Vikings last season before being acquired by Buffalo.


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