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Brandon Weeden: I Needed a Change of Scenery

Brandon Weeden signed a two-year deal with Dallas on Monday

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To borrow a phrase from The Cars, Brandon Weeden says coming to a team like the Dallas Cowboys is just what he needed.

Weeden was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 Draft. But after 20 starts over two years with the team--five wins and 15 losses--he was cut this offseason. Unsure if backup Kyle Orton will return in 2014, the Cowboys were quick to grab Weeden off the free agent market this week.

This is the best thing for me,” Weeden said, per ESPN Dallas. “I’ve talked to several coaches I’ve had and players I’ve been fortunate to play with and they all agree this is what I needed--a fresh start, change of scenery. I think this is exactly what I needed now. When you’re a rookie first-round pick, the expectation is that you play right away, be the guy. I think in Cleveland it was a tough situation. I wasn’t able to go in and play as I needed to. I know that.

“Now I can learn from two great quarterbacks and a good offensive staff and try to become better.”

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