The Houston Texans have claimed Brandon Weeden on waivers from the Cowboys, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Per the report, the move would appear to signal that Brian Hoyer (concussion) could be out this Sunday against the Jets, and in such a scenario, Weeden would bolster the Texans' QB depth behind T.J. Yates.
Brandon Weeden was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday.
Weeden was removed from the roster to open up a spot for Tony Romo, who is on track to return to action Sunday against the Dolphins after recovering from a broken collarbone. Weeden put up better numbers than fellow quarterback Matt Cassel in their stints as Romo's fill-in, but the Cowboys are apparently more comfortable with Cassel, and will stick with him as Romo's backup. It remains to be seen what Weeden's next move will be, but he will likely fill a reserve role wherever he ends up.
Brandon Brandon Weeden was told that Matt Cassel will replace him as the Cowboys' starting quarterback, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.
Weeden's recent opportunity was actually going a bit better than his previous chances in the NFL, until he looked totally incompetent in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Patriots. Matt Cassel won't necessarily be an upgrade, but the Dallas Cowboys probably figure that he also can't be much of a downgrade. Even if Dez Bryant (foot) returns after the bye week, Cassel will be one of the least attractive options at quarterback for a Week 7 matchup with the Giants.
Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the Dallas Cowboys will evaluate the entire roster during their upcoming Week 6 bye, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports. "We're gonna evaluate our quarterbacks, we're gonna evaluate our offensive line, we're gonna evaluate our tight ends, our receivers, our running backs, everybody on defense and everybody in the kicking game," Garrett said. "We'll do that this week. We'll make any determinations as the week goes on."
While the Cowboys have problems across the board, as intimated by Garrett's comments, the quarterback situation is poised to dominate the sports radio circuit during the bye week. Brandon Weeden has so far posted a 72.4 completion percentage, but explosive plays have been nonexistent since Tony Romo broke his collarbone in Week 2. As evidence, Weeden boasts 7.54 yards per attempt in Romo's stead, culminating in a mark of 4.82 in Sunday's pummeling at the hands of the Patriots. If the Cowboys opt for change, Matt Cassel would be the obvious replacement due to his starting experience, but the aforementioned by will likely delay any decision for some time.
Cowboys quarterback Brandon Brandon Weeden completed 26 of 39 passes for 188 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 30-6 loss to New England. He had three carries for 18 yards.
Weeden looked shaky throughout, and had a tough time sustaining drives. Even in garbage time, he couldn't lead the Dallas Cowboys to a touchdown, misfiring to an open Terrance Williams around the goal line on the their last offensive snap of the game. Dallas has a bye next week, so keep an eye on things, as the team could turn to veteran QB Matt Cassel in Week 7.
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