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Dallas Cowboys considering replacing Kyle Orton with Brandon Weeden

Dallas Cowboys considering replacing Kyle Orton with Brandon Weeden
Dallas Cowboys considering replacing Kyle Orton with Brandon Weeden
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In Dallas Cowboys news that makes little sense, ESPN reported on March 14 that the Cowboys are interested in bringing in Brandon Weeden. Right now Dallas has Kyle Orton as a backup and they never keep three quarterbacks, so Weeden might be an option to replace Orton.

In 2013, Orton replaced Tony Romo in the final game of the NFL season and had the Cowboys in a position to win and make the playoffs until he threw an interception at the end of the game. While it was a rough break, he played well enough to prove he is a quality backup. Orton has also won a lot of games in his career with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.

However, Brandon Weeden was great career in college for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, even playing with Dez Bryant for a short time as a backup in 2008 and 2009. However, he has been a complete bust in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns drafted him in the first round in 2012 and he responded by starting 20 games in two seasons and throwing 23 touchdowns compared to 26 interceptions.

He is also old, drafted at the age of 27 thanks to a four year minor league baseball career following high school. Orton is two years older and has a ton more experience than Weeden. With the scramble to find a backup to Orton in the final game last season, there is a chance Dallas carries three, but even in that condition, Weeden is a strange choice to chase.