Brandon Weeden Set to Be Cowboys Backup QB

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Cowboys keep saying that Kyle Orton is coming back, but then he never shows up, so that means Brandon Weeden is likely to be the Cowboys backup quarterback when the season starts.

He appears up for the task. Here is what he had to say via ESPN.

“Those scars have healed,” Weeden said. “I’m good. I don’t worry about it. I enjoyed my two years, met some good buddies, I’ve moved on and I’m excited to be here and excited for the opportunity.”

What the Cowboys lost in Orton, a veteran with 70 starts on his résumé, is someone who gives the team a better chance to win a game than Weeden.

Yet, that doesn’t mean Weeden can’t win a game in the NFL.

There was speculation that the Cowboys would go after Orton’s signing bonus if he retired, but that appears unlikely now.

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