Apparently the Dallas Cowboys were not too concerned with distraught fans, begging them via Twitter not to sign Brandon Weeden. Unfortunately, Weeden became a Dallas Cowboy today, so fans can officially begin their mourning period. The Cowboys got off cheap though, as Weeden is signed for just.. two years at $1.23 million.
Cowboys have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal with QB Brandon Weeden
— NFL Access (@NFL_Access) March 17, 2014
Mixed opinions from NFC East Players:
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 17, 2014
Dallas Cowboys ignored these compelling tweets not to sign Weeden and inked the deed today:
Reason 1 Age:
This is classic and comes from @EyeoftheGator. Yes, Jerry Jones is probably thinking like this. Tony Romo is 34, Kyle Orton is 32. Weeden is 30, so why not consider a younger quarterback in upcoming draft?
The #Cowboys may sign Brandon Weeden b/c Jerry Jones is under the misapprehension that "employing the elderly" tax credits come off the cap.
— 👁 ➡️🐊 (@EyeoftheGator) March 17, 2014
Reason 2 Three’s a Crowd:
Do we really need another backup to Tony Romo? Weeden wouldn’t see much opportunity and would just get more stale sitting on that bench.
I see no reason to have both Orton and Weeden ..
— Chadd Ⓥ (@CowboysChatter) March 17, 2014
Reason 3 Team Spirit Would Suffer:
Even non-Dallas fans are pulling out a tissue and shedding a tear over this one. Cowboys fans should be happy, not crying.
Cowboys looking at Weeden?? Tony Romo and Brandon Weeden… My heart goes out to you Dallas fans
— Jake Snitkin (@jsnitkin) March 17, 2014
Reason 4 Major Distraction:
Via @majorpayne44 Weeden joining the Cowboys could have the fans laughing so hysterically, that all the booming laughter would cause Romo to choke more than ever.
“@TheNFLCentral: Brandon Weeden to meet with Cowboys.” > LMFAO!!!
— Freedom (@majorpayne44) March 17, 2014
Sorry, fans. It looks like a done deal.
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