Weeden Taking Advantage of First-Team Reps

Brandon Weeden has been working with the first team in minicamp this week

Between Kyle Orton’s continued absence from Valley Ranch and Tony Romo’s recovery from a second back surgery in two years, Brandon Weeden has found himself taking a good deal of the first team reps at this week’s minicamp. Weeden knows this is Tony Romo’s team, but while he’s in there with the 1s, he intends on making the most of it.

“I couldn’t have asked for it to work any better, as far as my situation and how I stand,” Weeden told the team’s official website. “If I could paint a perfect picture, I’d take every snap with the 1s. If Tony is out there it’s a different story. But with him not being there, I wanted to take every snap that I could and fortunately I’ve been able to do that.”

A fresh start was just what Weeden needed after being released by the Browns this offseason, just two years after he was drafted by that team with the 22nd overall pick.

“I knew I was getting a fresh start,” Weeden said of his decision to sign in Dallas. “I just wanted to come in and compete for a job and try to make this room and locker room better somehow and some way. This is Tony’s team. I knew best-case scenario I would be the backup. I knew I wasn’t going to be the guy. Being a backup in this league is so important. It’s tough. You get limited reps and you have to be ready at all times. Being behind a guy like him--what better guy to be behind and learn from and still be able to get a great offensive line and offensive weapons around you.”

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