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Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 3:04pm
Just days before Brandon Weeden's first start in 2015 as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback, the team traded for veteran quarterback Matt Cassel. Weeden remains the starter for now, but if he continues to struggle like he did in the second half of Week 3, Cassel could emerge as the starter.
In Week 3, Cassel was behind quarterback Kellen Moore on the depth chart and he was inactive. Cassel's first task is to learn the Cowboys' offensive scheme and terminology under offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. He has had no issues with that so far.
"He's working hard at it," Garrett said Monday of Cassel, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "He's a smart guy. He's an experienced guy. It comes to him quickly."
The Cowboys haven't made a decision yet on whether or not Cassel will be active in Week 4 as the backup quarterback to Weeden, but things are certainly trending in that direction. Many seem to think it could be Cassel who eventually takes over for Weeden at some point this season.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:18am
Week 5 vs New England
In two starts since Brandon Weeden took over for the injured Tony Romo, he has averaged 239 yards passing and a total of one touchdown and one interception. So there have been mixed results for the backup who is playing without Dez Bryant.
He faces a pretty bad New England defense who is 28th in aFPA to quarterbacks, but he had a good matchup last week against New Orleans and his numbers were very average. Even with the nice matchup at home, we don't expect much from Weeden and neither should you. He should definitely be on your bench for Week 5.
2015 Strength of Schedule - DAL
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
Previous Games vs. NE