In Tony Romo we trust.
If Romo gets hurt, in Brandon Weeden we pray!
Brandon Weeden became the primary backup by default after the Cowboys cut Kyle Orton. This move is not only a problem, but it means the Cowboys must protect Romo like he is the President.
If he goes down, well, lets just say the Cowboys season might go down, too, because they have no quality backups, especially with Weeden being the primary backup.
Weeden has not proven he can start in the NFL, let alone a solid back up. He was 0-5 as a starter in Cleveland and was benched and released.
The Cowboys believe their offensive weapons will support Weeden if he has to play. But I disagree.
Having a better offensive cast means nothing if the quarterback cannot get the job done. It means nothing if Weeden cannot get the ball to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, the primary offensive targets.
Having league leading receiver Josh Gordon did not help Weeden.
What makes anyone think he will perform because of a better supporting offensive cast?
I forgot that he played with Dez Bryant at Oklahoma State and they set the world on fire. Great tandem.
But that was college. This is the NFL.
And the last thing this Cowboys defense need from its offense is a quick three and out, or a series of three and outs. Talking about hurting your defense!
Instead of handing the back up role to Weeden as if it is his birthright, let him earn it in training camp against Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vaughan.
Hanie has more experience than Weeden and the Cowboys staff is high on Vaughan. There are some who feel like he can beat out Hanie.
If he can beat out Hanie, who has more experience than Weeden, maybe he can beat out Weeden and be the primary backup.
Which would be perfect for the Cowboys because it is about time to start grooming Romo’s successor. So why not Vaughn?
But the Cowboys do not make things easy.
So in Weeden we pray!