Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys interested in Brandon Weeden

While Dallas Cowboys management will swear up and down that they’re comfortable with Tony Romo as their starting quarterback, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t in search of a back up. ESPN is reporting that that’s exactly what they’re looking for as they’ve shown some interest in former first-round pick, Brandon Weeden.

The Dallas Cowboys have expressed an interest in quarterback Brandon Weeden, according to sources.

Weeden was released this week after a tumultuous, short sting with the Cleveland Browns. After the team selected him with their second pick of the first round back in 2012, he failed to live up to the hype of being the new face of the franchise. In two seasons, Weeden tossed 26 interceptions to just 23 touchdown passes.

Should the move happen, Weeden would be competing with Kyle Orton for that back up slot, who is in the final year of his contract. After Romo went down with a back injury, Orton started in the regular season finale loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

As of right now, the Cowboys are one of the few teams to show interest in Weeden since his release.

 

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