In my opinion, the Brandon Weeden signing on Monday made a lot of sense for the Dallas Cowboys. They will not have to worry about Kyle Orton’s intentions regarding his potential retirement and at the very least they have another arm for training camp. The Cowboys will not likely use a draft pick on a QB in the upcoming draft, which allows them to focus on other areas of need.
Weeden didn’t exactly light it up in Cleveland but in watching a couple of his games and highlights in general, he wasnt all bad. He has an arm and he did show some promise. Lets face it Cleveland is a mess, they change coaching staffs every year and lack any guidance whatsoever. No matter the age of the player (Weeden was a 28 year old rookie), he still needs some stability around him. He is capable of making every NFL throw and in seeing fans reaction to the signing, most have clearly not watched him play at all. They most likely associate him with the Browns which is not fair at all.
The Cowboys have had very little money to spend this off-season but you have to like the players that they have been bringing in for visits. If Dallas can somehow manage to sign either Jared Allen or Henry Melton to modest deals then the off-season has been a win for this cap-strapped team.
If you ask me this marks the end of the Orton Era in Dallas. The Cowboys could easily go to camp with Romo, Weeden and a couple of other young arms and be fine. There is no problem with Weeden being the number 2 QB on this roster next season.
Sometimes a player just needs a change of scenery.