Weeden Tired of Hearing About Lack of Downfield Passing

Almost half of Brandon Weeden's completions on Sunday went to RB Joseph Randle

We get the feeling Brandon Weeden is sick of talking about the Cowboys’ lack of a downfield passing attack in the loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday.

Weeden threw the ball deep once, to Terrance Williams, on the second play of the game. The pass was dropped but Williams was facemasked, so it was still a positive play. But it was the last long-ish throw of the day for Weeden, and the last target for Williams until the fourth quarter.

Obviously you guys are beating a dead horse, talking about throwing the ball underneath,” Weeden said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “That was our plan all along. You look back, was there a couple times I could’ve thrown a ball maybe to outside receiver given the plays that were called? Maybe one or two I could’ve thrown it out there. But those were the matchups we liked and that’s what they were giving us in coverage.”

The man whose arm strength was so highly praised by Jerry Jones last week insists he can, and will hit the deep ball when it’s there.

“If we got a drop-back pass with four verticals and a comeback, if they’re there, I’m going to rip them," Weeden said.

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