QB Brandon Weeden - Free Agent
|6-4, 221||Born: 10-14-1983||College: Oklahoma State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 22|
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 5 vs NE (26 / 39 / 188 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 18 / 0 rush)
By the week, the limitations of Brandon Weeden grow. The Patriots got up on Dallas in the second and third quarters due to those limitations and in overt comeback mode, those same limitations prevent Dallas from coming back. At one point Weeden completed 19-of-20 passes this week, but within the construct of the game, they were largely meaningless. Obvious passing situations shine a light on Weeden's lack of prowess down the field and natural tendency to throw well in front of the first down marker. On two occasions of note where Weeden attempted shots down the field, both were into double coverage and one was intercepted. The lone highlight throw for Weeden amidst his consistent check downs was a third down conversion to Devin Street, who fully extended on an out route. The once-dominant offensive line is playing closer to the league average, exacerbating Weeden's lack of quality weapons and decision-making.
2015 Week 4 vs NO (16 / 26 / 246 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Despite the quality stat line, Weeden had an up-and-down game in New Orleans. He was accurate with short throws but missed too many routine throws when well-protected. Terrance Williams came wide open on a go route in the end zone, which Weeden missed with an overthrow in the first quarter. Later, Weeden again overthrew Jason Witten on third down and held the ball on third down for a sack in the red zone resulting in a field goal. Finally with the game on line in the closing minutes, Weeden put a drive on his back. The Dallas offensive line provides outstanding protection and Weeden worked the offense straight down the field, culminating in a perfect sideline throw to Terrance Williams for the score. Weeden continues to be a limiting factor on offense and the lack of Dez Bryant's playmaking ability is sorely missed.
2015 Week 3 vs ATL (22 / 26 / 232 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The early game script and execute for Brandon Weeden's first start in Dallas was perfect against Atlanta. The offensive line dominated and Joseph Randle fueled the run game to a 21-7 lead. Weeden operated off play-action and was accurate on underneath routes en route to four touchdowns on six first half drives. The lone blemish for Weeden was an ill-advised throw across his body while rolling left, an easy interception for roaming Atlanta safety William Moore. As Atlanta's offense turned unstoppable down the stretch, Weeden needed to shift from game manager and lead protector to play-maker. Weeden was not up to the task as he missed Jason Witten down the seam in the third quarter and took a sack on a critical third down later in the second half. As the game slipped away, Weeden's mistakes continued. Down 11 points Weeden continued to check the ball down and even slid down in-bounds instead of throwing the ball away to stop the clock. What looked to be a comfortable win after the opening few possessions in Dallas, turned into a double-digit loss due to Brandon Weeden and the struggles of Dallas' defense against the Falcons.
2015 Week 2 vs PHI (7 / 7 / 73 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 7 / 0 rush)
With the injury to Tony Romo against the Eagles Brandon Weeden took over in the middle of the third quarter. The Dallas offense was salting the game away with a lead and minimal pressure from the struggling Eagles offense. Weeden was efficient in his limited time under center as Dallas centered on the run game. Weeden's highlight throw came versus a third down blitz, finding Terrance Williams with inside position on a slant route, breaking away to the end zone. The long catch-and-run iced the game. Weeden is now the Dallas starter with Romo out for a significant portion of the regular season and will be without Dez Bryant. Expect a run foundation as the Cowboys look to weather the storm.
Latest NewsTexans | Brandon Weeden lands in Houston (Wed Nov 18, 05:27 PM) - The Houston Texans claimed free-agent QB Brandon Weeden (Cowboys) Wednesday, Nov. 18, according to a source. Our View: That's not a good sign for Brian Hoyer's (concussion) availability. If Hoyer is down, T.J. Yates would start with Weeden giving the team veteran depth behind Yates.
link to story Cowboys | Brandon Weeden cut (Tue Nov 17, 12:54 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden was released Tuesday, Nov. 17. Our View: There are enough teams out there desperate at QB who may consider Weeden. A first-round pick by the Browns in 2012, Weeden now finds himself a free agent.
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