The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of an embarrassing 30-6 loss at home against the New England Patriots. It wasn’t even competitive and a lot of that had to do with the poor play of backup quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Tony Romo is out for at least four more weeks or so due to a broken collarbone, but Jason Garrett is planning to make a change at quarterback following the Cowboys’ bye week.
According to a report from Bleacher Report, the Cowboys will likely start veteran quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 7 against the New York Giants.
Cassel was acquired from the Buffalo Bills immediately after the Romo injury and has been slowly learning the system and preparing to hit the field. Weeden was being given every chance to step up and be the guy that replaced Romo, but he hasn’t been able to do that.
Against the Patriots, Weeden completed 26 of his 39 pass attempts for 188 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. He wasn’t terrible, but he simply wasn’t effective either.
Dallas has to make a change and see if Cassel can get some kind of consistency going on the offensive side of the football.
Throughout his 10-year NFL playing experience, Cassel has completed 59.0 percent of his passes for 15,727 yards, 96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions. He doesn’t have the most impressive resume, but the Cowboys could do a lot worse than putting a veteran quarterback on the field.
One big piece of news that could help Cassel in a huge way is that the Cowboys are still hoping to see star wide receiver Dez Bryant make his way back onto the field in Week 7.
The Cowboys’ playoff hopes could very well be resting on the arm of Cassel over the next few weeks as Romo continues to recover.
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