The Dallas Cowboys brought former Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden in for a visit on Monday and didn’t let him leave without a new contract. The third year signal caller was inked to a two-year deal, worth a mere $1.23 million over the duration of the contract. Dallas has Tony Romo coming off back surgery and Kyle Orton discussing a possible retirement. At the inexpensive price, it’s likely that Dallas needed another arm for the offseason as Romo recoups.
Prior to being drafted by the Browns, many scouts suggested that Dallas had an eye on Weeden.
Weeden’s knock is his age first of all. He turns 31 this October, in just his third season in the NFL. He was a top pitching prospect and spent some time in the minors working on a potential baseball career. Weeden was very inconsistent in Cleveland, amassing a 5-15 overall record as a starter.