Brandon Weeden visiting Dallas today

Weeden working out wearing his signature series watch Weeden working out wearing his signature series watch

Weeden working out wearing his signature series watch

In my experience, Dallas Cowboys fans have some consternation with regard to Tony Romo. In Romo, they’ve got a guy with some clear ability and talent, but he never seems to put them over the top. Romo is nearing his mid-30’s now as an NFL player and makes a ton of money and it’s reasonable to assume that the Cowboys might need to start thinking about the future. It’s hard to believe that thought process begins today when former Browns first round draft pick Brandon Weeden is reportedly visiting Big D.

I’m really trying to be kind to Brandon Weeeden, or at least leave him alone. He tried to be a good quarterback here in Cleveland and much like most players who’ve worn the orange and brown, the organization wasn’t exactly conducive to elevating players. Just consider that Weeden was (over)drafted by Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert, before they gave way to Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi – the latter of whom everyone knew didn’t like Weeden – before finally being released by Ray Farmer. Names like Pat Shurmur, Norv Turner, Greg Little, Mohamed Massaquoi, and Davone Bess litter the box scores that make up Brandon Weeden’s time in Cleveland as well.

Sure, there’s no defending Weeden’s record in Cleveland in the end,  but it seems cruel and unusual to keep harping on it. So, I’ll stop. For now.

But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find it funny that someday a Dallas Cowboys fan might be grimacing through some heart-wrenching turnover-laden Tony Romo performance in the near future and look down the bench at Brandon Weeden to provide some relief.

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  • Garry_Owen

    The good news for Dallas fans is that Romo generally doesn’t commit that game-destroying turnover until late in the 4th quarter. There won’t be much time left to ponder Weeden. (I think I just insulted two guys that I really don’t dislike. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s fight.)

  • mgbode

    I think that Jerry/Stephen will sign Weeden just so that Dallas fans won’t be clamoring for the backup to come in.

  • Harv 21

    I’d like to say Weeds wasn’t given the fairest of chances, that two opposite systems in two years didn’t help his development, that who knows what could happen if he sits and absorbs and watches how fairly successful QBs go about their business. But I can’t. And I wonder if someone’s getting punked, like Dez Bryant, or Jason Witten, or both.

    Theory #2: the Browns org is held in such low esteem that teams don’t even trust the film. As in, they must have ruined this guy, no QB who’s coached up holds the ball and stares at 1 receiver all the way across the field.

  • BenRM

    Jerry Jones went to OKSt didn’t he? I have to believe that is the only reason this is happening.

  • mgbode

    Arkansas Grad.

  • BenRM

    Ah. Ok. Well, he must be producing the 2015 romantic comedy “Must Love Gingers.”

  • mgbode

    leading actor: jason garrett

  • CB Everett

    Everyone will remember where they were that day on that tragic visit to Dallas.

  • pnikhilrao

    Bernie Kosar also finished his career in the Big D, no?

  • mgbode

    no. in Miami.

    he won the Superbowl for Dallas (hey, he was the one who took the final knee :) ).

  • mgbode

    I’m just hoping Gordon stays away from the grassy knoll.

  • BenRM

    Poor Weeden. Forever an understudy.

  • Kildawg

    This must be Jerry Jones’s way of saying to Dallas fans: You better like Romo or get used to hearing four of the most dreaded words in the NFL (for your team anyway) “Here Comes Brandon Weeden”. Still have nightmares on the games he’s cost the Browns the last couple years, however he did make Josh Gordon look that much more impressive.

  • mgbode

    naw, he’s a supporting actor. they wanted to make him the lead, but he held onto the lines longer than Shatner.

  • eldaveablo

    When I read the headline, I just assumed he was going to Dallas for vacation, not to meet with the Cowboys.

  • pnikhilrao
  • mgbode