Never fear Dallas Cowboys fans, your backup quarterback in training Brandon Weeden is here and studying from veteran Tony Romo.
Weeden, who is getting the first team reps during the team’s organized activities while Romo recovers from back surgery and Kyle Orton is a no-show, had this to share, via ESPN..
He’s done it for so long that he’s found what works for him, whether it’s footwork or types of throws or reads or whatever it may be,” Weeden said. “He’s got a feel for what he’s good at. I just pick and choose what I think may work for me. One thing about me, I’m going to be an aggressive thrower. I’m going to stretch the field vertically and I’m going to throw the ball aggressively. Sometimes I may get myself in trouble but I think being smart aggressive vs. being dumb aggressive is two different things.
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Furthermore, Weeden claimed that Romo and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are the best at extending plays, something that is not his strong point.
Let’s just say this is Weeden’s chance to wow his new team, just in case Romo goes down and Orton completely disappears from the Cowboys’ scene. Weeden threw for 1,731 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions in the eight games he played in 2013. There’s definitely some rust to be shaken off during this offseason.