Newest Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden is excited to get a fresh start in Dallas after two disappointing seasons in Cleveland.
The Oklahoma State product was signed to a two-year deal on Monday.
“I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for the entire organization,” Weeden told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “Coach [Jason] Garrett, dating back to when he was a player and as a head coach, I’ve always had a lot of respect for him. After talking to him a little bit last week, and on Monday, I thought it was a great fit.”
Weeden, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick just two years ago, went 5-15 as a starter before being cut by the team last week. As a member of the Browns he was never exactly surrounded by talent, granted, but he admitted that he comes to Dallas with a chip on his shoulder nonetheless.
“Absolutely,” Weeden said. “I’m one of the most competitive guys you’ll meet. I don’t like not playing well. I don’t like losing. I hate it. I’ve never really been in a situation in any sport where I lost games and had the struggles that I had the last two years, so absolutely I have a chip on my shoulder. I feel like I have something to prove. That’s kind of the way that I go about it, starting now, even in the off-season, leading up to camp. I need to come out and kind of revive myself and get back to slinging the football around and playing with that confidence that I did back in college.”
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