Dallas Cowboys’ bye week has just begun yet there seems to be no time for relaxation since they have to overcome huge hurdles to keep their season alive.
The recent performances of Brandon Weeden ignited controversies regarding a possible modification in the QB spot. After head coach Jason Garrett and his coaching staff conducted an evaluation pertaining to the position, it is no surprise that they decided to give a chance to somebody else.
The Dallas Cowboys came to a decision that Matt Cassel will take over as the starter and lead the squad for next week’s game. The 33-year-old veteran player was traded to Dallas on September 22 and has proven his talent, patience and determination for the past few weeks. All through his journey in the NFL, the former USC quarterback has reaped 33 regular season game victories while Weeden only had five. Jason Garrett assured that Cassel has adapted quite well and is now comfortable with how their system goes.
Upon hearing the news, Weeden was obviously disappointed and even blatantly told the coaching staff how aggravated he was because of the demotion. Nevertheless, he knew he had to go on with his job and do his best despite serving the team as the No. 2 quarterback. The dismayed player guaranteed his colleagues that he would still be ready if ever they needed his help.
Knowing what is at stake if they kept losing game after game, it is expected that the Cowboys will also make further changes in their lineup. Rookie members such as Byron Jones and La’el Collins will have bigger roles as the club works on developing a good plan.
On the other hand, a national insider for NFL network revealed that former Nebraska star Randy Gregory could make his reappearance against the New York Giants at the MetLife Stadium. Imagine what the Dallas defense will be like with Gregory and Hardy on the field at the same time!
The Cowboys acquired RB Rod Smith on Wednesday, claiming him off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. Smith was an undrafted rookie out of Ohio State before Seattle signed him to their practice squad. He made his debut against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday and posted two carries for five yards yet the Seahawks decided to release him two days after the game. The running back takes the place of wide receiver Vince Mayle, who was cut by the Cowboys on Tuesday.