Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden is feeling a lot more comfortable in the offense now, even though his reps throughout the offseason were cut fairly dramatically with the return of Tony Romo.
Last year, with Romo nursing an operated-on back for the second straight offseason, Weeden came to the Cowboys and got a crash course in the system pretty much immediately--he got nearly all the first team reps with Romo limited to rehab work. A year later, his comfort in the system is understandable when you consider, until this year, Weeden has never worked in the same offensive system two years in a row in the NFL.
Weeden’s rookie year, 2012, the Browns’ offense was run by Brad Childress; his second year, Norv Turner took over. Scott Linehan has been running the Cowboys’ offense since Weeden arrived, as passing game coordinator last season and offensive coordinator this season.
“It’s a big difference,” Weeden told the team’s website. “You’re around the same guys. You’re around the same coordinator (Linehan), the same coaching staff, and I didn’t have that in Cleveland. We’ve been in the same offense for the second year now, so it’s nice not worrying about what’s going on trying to fit in.”