With Tony Romo on his way back to the active roster, the Cowboys won’t be carrying three quarterbacks, and Brandon Weeden is the odd man out in Dallas. According to a press release, Weeden has been released by the Cowboys today.
Weeden, 32, entered the season as Romo’s backup, and looked good in relief of the injured starter in Week 2, completing all seven of his passes for 73 yards and a touchdown, as Dallas secured a 20-10 win over the Eagles. However, Weeden was up and down in his next three starts, throwing just one touchdown in those games, as the Cowboys lost all three.
Matt Cassel, who usurped Weeden on the Cowboys’ depth chart last month, will remain on the club’s roster as Romo’s backup going forward. As for Weeden, he’ll have to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent. Assuming he goes unclaimed and hits the open market, he’d become a viable veteran option for any team that has its quarterback go down with an injury within the next few weeks.