If only for one minicamp, Brandon Weeden will get to live out the dreams as first team quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. With Tony Romo recovering from back surgery and Kyle Orton failing to show for Monday’s physical, Weeden is the man in Dallas, even if its only for a week.
“Brandon has done a nice job. He gets in the huddle and handles himself like an NFL quarterback,”Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday, per The Dallas Morning News. “He’s getting all the first reps, and it’s great for him.”
Weeden went 5-15 as a starter in Cleveland. In 23 games, he completed 55.9 percent of his passes for 5,116 yards and 23 touchdowns with 26 interceptions during that period.
He’s grateful for whatever opportunity he’ll get.
“It’s definitely a breath of fresh air,” Weeden said of his time with the Cowboys. “I’m excited to be here. I love coming to work every day. It’s a fun environment.”