Cowboys Confident in Brandon Weeden as Backup

2015 will be Brandon Weeden's second season as the Cowboys' backup quarterback

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After giving a good look to several quarterbacks in the months leading up to the draft, the Cowboys emerged from Chicago without a new signal caller, meaning Brandon Weeden will return for a second season of backing up Tony Romo. According to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, Weeden has looked good in practice.

“It’s good for him to get back out in the offseason and he’s shown improvement, too, because it’s his second time through,” Wilson said, per the Dallas Morning News.

How has he improved?

“The mental grasping of concepts and protections and what’s required and the level that we expect out there,” Wilson said, “he’s meeting that challenge.”

For now, the Cowboys are confident in Weeden as their backup, which is good because the team never came to a point in the draft where it made sense to them to take another quarterback.

“We worked out some guys this offseason and they went a little bit higher than we were willing to spend a pick for, and after those, there weren’t many guys we really felt great about drafting,” Wilson said. “Those middle four we talked about, but they went higher than we wanted to spend a pick for.”

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