The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a two-year deal with former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas.
For now, Weeden will be the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton--if Orton decides to return, that is. Some reports have the 32-year-old Orton considering retirement, but there’s been no indication whether he’s leaning one way or the other at the moment.
An Olahoma State product, Weeden was the 22nd overall in the draft just two years ago, but failed to develop to the Browns’ liking in two season. He appeared in 23 games, 20 as a starter, throwing 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in that time. Last year, he appeared in just half of the Browns’ games, posting a passer rating of just a little over 70.
There is a connection between Weeden and Dez Bryant, who played together at Oklahoma State in 2008 and 2009.
If Orton does return to Dallas to play out the year left on his deal, the team will carry three quarterbacks for the first time in recent memory.
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