Brandon Weeden Fantasy News

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden (not injury related) missed practice Friday.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:28pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Romo’s limited practice is encouraging. The feeling is that he will play, so we added him to our rankings. If he can’t go, it’s a downgrade for Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams given Brandon Weeden’s woeful performance in Week 9.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:08pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday. Romo is iffy for Week 10, though the team claims optimism about his ability to play against the Jagaurs. If he can’t go, it’s a downgrade for Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams given Brandon Weeden’s woeful performance in Week 9. We currently expect Weeden to play.

Tony Romo expected to play Week 10

Monday, November 3, 2014, 8:56am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects to have his starting quarterback this week when the Cowboys play in London against the Jaguars.

Although Tony Romo didn't play on Sunday against the Cardinals due to a back injury, Jones sees him playing in England.

"I do see him playing," Jones told the NFL Network. "He's going on the trip to London, and logic tells you that we wouldn't have him make that trip to London and back if we didn't think he was going to play, so it does depend on the type of week he has at practice. But if he has the week we expect, he should be our quarterback."

Jones' comments confirm what CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday morning. La Canfora said that barring any setback, Romo would be the team's starter in London.

Romo was originally injured after he took a knee to the back in an overtime loss to the Redskins on Oct. 27.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not a surprise after the offense struggled under QB Brandon Weeden against the Cardinals. The Jags were ranked 13th in allowing fantasy points to QBs coming into Week 9, so it's not as great of a matchup as you might think. And, Romo's health will still be in question. But, Romo does have some nice matchups coming up, especially the final five weeks of the season.

Report says Tony Romo suffered two fractures in back

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered two fractured transverse process in his back in the loss to the Washington Redskins but there remains a chance he could play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to multiple sources.

The Cowboys and Romo have stressed this is not related to the disk surgery he had last December and is not a threat to end his season. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty suffered a similar injury this season and missed just one game.

The transverse process is a small bone that sticks out from either side of the vertebrae. Romo has been receiving treatment multiple hours of treatment all week at the Cowboys' facility and at home.

Fantasy Impact:

ESPN's Ed Werder reported Romo would either start or be inactive against the Cardinals. He did not practice all week and is officially listed as questionable. Owners counting on Romo need a backup plan. The good news is the Cards-Cowboys game is an early afternoon contest, so we'll know Romo's status by around 11:30 Sunday a.m. Brandon Weeden would start if Romo is inactive and at least offers emergency potential for owners in a bind.

Tony Romo to participate in Saturday walkthrough

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:47am - [Full Article]

After sitting out work all this week with a back injury, Tony Romo plans to participate in the Cowboys' Saturday walkthrough, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a team source.

After the light walkthrough, Dallas will gauge how the quarterback feels.

Fantasy Impact:

At that point the Cowboys hope to have a better feel for Romo's status, but there's still a good chance we won't know until game time. Brandon Weeden would get the start, and if in a pinch, should have a chance to put up decent fantasy numbers if you find yourself counting on Romo this week.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 9. Owner Jerry Jones said that the injury is a “function of pain tolerance,” and that it would come down to a game-time decision. Jason Garrett says he’s optimistic about Romo’s availability, though OC Scott Linehan said that “it’s rare” for a quarterback to play without having practiced all week. The Cowboys play early on Sunday, though we would shy away from using Romo since one hard hit could knock him out of the game. Brandon Weeden should post decent numbers if he gets the start.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) likely a game-time decision for Week 9

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:21pm

Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

Two days after suffering a painful contusion to his lower back in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo remains in limbo for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

The good news, according to owner Jerry Jones, is that Romo didn’t suffer a season-ending injury, per results of a CT scan on Tuesday.

But Jones acknowledges Romo’s status remains in doubt because of questions concerning his pain tolerance and ability to function with the injury.

Jones said it will likely come down to a game-time decision.

Fantasy Impact:

Given the variety of weapons at his disposal, Brandon Weeden would be a Sneaky Start if Romo can't play. The Cardinals have been so-so against quarterbacks this year, checking in with the #15 QB aFPA through eight weeks.

Cowboys Beat: QB Tony Romo 'doesn't look right...doesn't move right'

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 8:25pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Cowboys beat writer Rick Gosselin on QB Tony Romo: "Romo doesn't look right these days. He doesn't move right."

Fantasy Impact:

Romo's back is a concern and it's underlined by Gosselin's comments about how he's been moving in practice. If Romo goes down, Brandon Weeden would be a decent stopgap option in Scott Linehan's offense.

Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:45pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has certainly looked like one of the NFL’s best receivers throughout training camp and during his two series of work Saturday night against Baltimore. He caught three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown during the first quarter.

Coming off his first Pro Bowl season, Bryant looks even better entering his fifth year in the league.

So what does Bryant need to work on?

“Oh, everything,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett responded.

Garrett then mentioned a play on the game’s opening series where Bryant ran a bad route. Bryant went deep along the visiting sideline and failed to make the catch. The play was called back because of holding on left tackle Tryon Smith.

Fantasy Impact:

Bryant has done nothing but gain positive reviews since camp started and is proving his worth as a late first round draft pick in typical leagues this year. The only worry with Bryant is if QB Tony Romo can stay healthy. QB2 Brandon Weeden has proved to be inconsistent so far and would be a huge dropoff.

Monday, August 18, 2014, 2:10pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden has only 20 career starts and 23 games overall in two seasons.

Some of that inexperience showed up in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to coach Jason Garrett. Weeden completed 10 of 19 passes for 129 yards and an interception. He also could have had a second pass intercepted. He was sacked once and hit countless times.

It was a little different than Weeden’s start in the preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers.

“As much as anything else, it’s the mechanics of the game: handle himself at the line of scrimmage, making sure we’re in the right play,” Garrett said. “His decision-making at different times was only OK in this game, but he did some good things. Obviously we’ll highlight those and try to correct the other things. Like we talked about with him all along, he needs to play. He needs to play a lot of snaps, and I think he’ll get better and better the more chances we give him in game situations.”

Fantasy Impact:

If Tony Romo goes down, Weeden would be given the keys to a pretty nice offense filled with talent. Dustin Vaughan has got a ton of attention in preseason games but is still 4th on the team's depth chart and may not make the team. Caleb Hanie is the team's QB3 behind Weeden.

Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:35am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Brandon Weeden, a first-round bust in Cleveland, played the entire first half of the Cowboys' 27-7 loss Thursday and did a solid job.

He completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. He showed good mobility, moving out of the pocket several times to extend plays, and the offense moved the ball with him at the helm.

Fantasy Impact:

More important, the story points out, is Weeden avoided turnovers. That's his top job, if he ever gets on the field.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:57am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris, an outstanding return man, is somewhat of a forgotten man in the Cowboys' receiver corps. That could change if he can consistently perform like he did during Monday's team drills. In one four-play span, Harris caught a short touchdown pass on a slant from Tony Romo despite heavy contact from Orlando Scandrick, a deep out from Brandon Weeden to the 3-yard line and another short touchdown on a slant from Weeden.

Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:50am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who underwent back surgery in December but has been participating in training camp, won't play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

“We've talked about it a little bit, and we're going to be smart,” Romo said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Charean Williams. “… Most likely I'll probably sit out the San Diego game and play in Game 2 and go from there.”

Last week, owner and general manager Jerry Jones announced that Romo was "100 percent" recovered from the surgery, but Jones also said the team was "that close" to drafting Johnny Manziel, a revelation that may or may not be true. Either way, Romo, 34, won't be on the field when the Cowboys face the Chargers, which means we'll get our first look at backups Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:05pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys plan to release backup quarterback Kyle Orton, a source tells SportsDay's Brandon George.

If he had decided to retire, Orton would've had to repay $3 million of a $5 million signing bonus. Since he's being cut, he will not be forced to pay the club back.

Orton was fined nearly $70,000 for skipping all of the team's minicamp workouts.

Fantasy Impact:

When the Cowboys signed quarterback Brandon Weeden on March 17, it was thought to be more or less as an insurance policy because Orton was unsure if he wanted to continue playing pro football, the story said. With Orton on the roster, Weeden would have been the No. 3 quarterback. Now, Weeden will go into training camp as Tony Romo's backup, although Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vaughan will also compete for the job.

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