Dallas Cowboys trade rumors indicate quarterback Matt Cassel has been acquired from the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys trade gets the team a quarterback to replace Tony Romo on the active roster, as the team leader prepares to miss many weeks with a fractured collarbone. A report from CBS Sports has the deal going down for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick.
This is a deal that the Cowboys needed to make, as the team needs a new backup quarterback moving forward. The Cowboys will still keep Brandon Weeden as the starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, but needed to add someone else to the active roster. Should Weeden falter or get injured along the way, Cassel is a veteran player that could step into the starting roll very easily.
Giving up a future pick in this fashion doesn’t cost the team too much, but it does give the fans a player that is well-known. The 33-year-old quarterback has played with the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, and Buffalo Bills. He hadn’t done anything with the Bills yet this season, but was easily expendable due to the depth that the team already has at quarterback. It was why the Dallas Cowboys trade rumors from Tuesday, September 22, made a lot of sense for both teams.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones already went on the record about Brandon Weeden, showing that he certainly has a future for as long as he can keep the team winning.
“He’s a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden.”
As for Tony Romo, the Cowboys could be without him for the next two months, meaning Weeden is going to see a lot of action. The first official start for Weeden and game where Matt Cassel will serve as the backup is on Sunday, September 27, against the Atlanta Falcons. Playing the game at home should make it a bit easier for the two quarterbacks, but a 2-0 start has many Dallas Cowboys rumors talking about the team making it back to the Super Bowl. A huge test for that goal comes on October 11 against the New England Patriots.
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