With rumors of a quarterback change looming, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says Matt Cassel is comfortable enough with the offense that the team was ready to hand him the reins if Brandon Weeden had been hurt in the loss to the Patriots on Sunday.
Weeden made it through the game fine but, after throwing for a paltry 188 yards on 26 completions and an interception, he might lose his temporary starting job during the bye. Cassel was brought in by the Cowboys three weeks ago, after Romo was hurt and Weeden was thrust into the starting role--and the Cowboys’ have liked what they’ve seen out of the veteran.
Sunday’s loss to the Patriots was the first time Cassel was active for a game with the Cowboys.
“He’s certainly comfortable enough,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “We wouldn’t have put him in that situation yesterday to be the backup QB without a possibility of going into the game if something were to happen to Brandon. He’s worked hard, he’s a veteran player, he’s a smart guy, he’s been here for a little bit.
“There are always levels of knowing something. The more you’re around something the more experienced you are with the people doing it together, the better you’re going to be at it. But he’s certainly comfortable with our system.”