Dallas Cowboys release QB Brandon Weeden

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to start Tony Romo this weekend against the Miami Dolphins. With Romo back, the team had to make a roster move with one of their two other quarterbacks.

The team has released Brandon Weeden because they’re refusing to carry three quarterbacks. Weeden entered the season as Romo’s back-up.

When Romo got hurt in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Weeden stepped in. He looked good in that relief appearance.

The 32-year-old completed all seven of his passes for 73 yards and a touchdown, as the Cowboys won 20-10 to start the season 2-0.

However, things would begin to fall apart in the games before the teams bye week. After the bye week, the team started Matt Cassel, who was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick.

They lost three games with Weeden as the starter. And they’ve lost an additional four games under Cassel including a 10-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their seventh straight loss.

Cassel will remain on the roster as Romo’s new back-up. Weeden; however, will go through waivers and will become a free agent.

He’ll be a viable veteran option should a quarterback go down in the next few weeks. But a team may look at other options before settling on him.

Weeden was with the Cowboys for nearly two years. He signed with Dallas after the former Oklahoma State Cowboy was released by the Cleveland Browns.

He is 5-19 in 24 starts and appeared in 32 games. He is 533-of-923 for 6,158 with 28 touchdowns.

He also has 30 interceptions and a 74.6 QB Rating.

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