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We have to admit this last one is a long shot. Brandon Weeden doesn't look like he would be good for anybody.
After all, he was a bad quarterback for a sad-sacked franchise in Cleveland, despite having an all-world breakout WR in Josh Gordon and the emerging Jordan Cameron to work with. But, bear with us here.
Weeden is a cheap insurance policy for Tony Romo, who is coming off back surgery, which doesn't tend to be a sure-fire procedure for anyone. Even if Romo is healthy, another shaky year for the Cowboys would put Romo on a hot seat that owner/GM Jerry Jones just never seems to put himself on.
Heck, Romo is an even bigger pariah in Big D than the big man himself, and that says something. We could see Weeden starting games for the Cowboys in 2014, regardless.
That might sound ominous for the Cowboys, but could it be any worse than what Romo has put together in his time there? Romo hasn't won a thing, despite loads of premium talent around him on "America's Team."
Weeden talked to 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM (h/t Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota):
I had some good times in Cleveland and I had some times where I just wasn't very good. Even though I am 30 years old, I still feel like I got a lot of football ahead of me. I'm excited about the opportunity of a fresh start. ...
I'm one of the most competitive guys you'll meet. I don't like not playing well. I don't like losing. I hate it. I've never really been in a situation in any sport where I lost games and had the struggles that I had the last two years, so absolutely I have a chip on my shoulder.
I feel like I have something to prove. That's kind of the way that I go about it, starting now, even in the offseason, leading up to camp. I need to come out and kind of revive myself and get back to slinging the football around and playing with that confidence that I did back in college.
Count this one as a long shot but also one of those "you heard it here first" scenarios: Weeden will have an impact on the Cowboys next season. This was a low-risk, potentially high-reward addition. He is about as under the radar as you can dig up among this offseason's signings.
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