Bill Belichick is trying to gas Dallas Cowboys fans up, but Brandon Weeden has enough tape out for no one to be fooled.
The Patriots legendary head coach wants you to believe that despite the Cowboys missing Dez Bryant and most importantly Tony Romo, Dallas is still just as dangerous.
Belichick believes Dallas will be fine because they haven’t switched things up on offense. He attributes that to Weeden being able to make the same type of throws that Romo does per NESN.
“I don’t think they’ve changed their scheme a lot,” Belichick said. “They’re a game-plan team. They change from week to week, regardless who the quarterback is. No. It looks like Weeden has a lot of talent. He can make all the throws. I don’t think that’s an issue.
Again, they have good skill players — at tight end, running back and receiver. They have a lot of depth. (Gavin) Escobar is like having another receiver. He’s a big guy who can get the ball down the field. He’s a receiving tight end, but he’s a good one. “They have a lot of weapons, and I think their offense is pretty much their offense. They’re balanced. They run, play-action, spread you out, run some empty, one-back sets, four-open type sets. There’s also plenty of three tight ends, two tight ends, a fullback in there. (Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott) Linehan has always done that.
He’s always had a good variety of plays, formations, personnel groupings, mixes them up, keeps you honest and can’t spend too much time worrying about what they did last week. You’ll get some of it, but you won’t get all of it. You’ll get some things that are specific to you. We’ll have to do a good job on our in-game adjustements. Once we see how they’re attacking us and what they’re trying to do, we’ll have to adjust to some things we’re not working on this week because they give you some different looks.”
Weeden has played well for the Cowboys at times — but is also is 5-18 as a starting quarterback — losing his last 10 games, dating back to 2012.