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Garrett Not Surprised by Weeden Playing Hero for Texans

Brandon Weeden was released by the Cowboys in November



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    Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett didn’t see Brandon Weeden play the hero for the Houston Texans on Sunday, but when he was told about it, he wasn’t at all surprised.

    Weeden came in in relief of TJ Yates, and led the Texans to a 16-10 victory over the Colts.

    "He's prepared," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's going to be ready for those opportunities. He's got a poise and composure about him, so it doesn't surprise me one bit.”

    What with the comeback win over the Colts in Indy—something that eluded the Texans until Sunday—some have wondered if the Cowboys didn’t make a mistake when they benched Weeden after three starts (and three losses) and ultimately cut him. The man they replaced him with, Matt Cassel, has been benched himself now, after all. 

    But Garrett isn’t exactly doubled over with regret over the way things played out.  

    "You just make the best decision for your team at the time," Garrett said. "We just felt like that was the right thing for us to do and I think we all said at the time this isn't only about the quarterback. There are a lot of things Brandon did well for us, gave us great chances to win a couple of those games and it didn't work out.  

    "We just felt like given what the circumstances were, that was the right move for our team at the time. So we wish him nothing but the best, he did a good job for us when he was here."