The off season has proven to be very good for the Dallas Cowboys. In the short term they have improved their defense significantly and in the long term they may have found their future quarterback. Fourth year quarterback, Brandon Weeden has impressed Dallas Coaches, especially Zeca Oliveira (comments at www.terra.com), with his improvement in understanding the playbook and his knowledge of the offense. He has proven to be the player who has shown the most improvement in the offseason and Dallas coaches now feel they have a solid young quarterback behind Tony Romo. Dallas Believes That It Has a Solid Back Up To Tony Romo in Brandon Weeden Weeden is a former first round pick from the Cleveland Browns, but he has suffered under different offensive schemes in each of his two seasons with the the Browns. He had shown some promise in a couple of games but not enough for the Browns to hold on to him when they drafted Johnny Manziel.
Dallas can know look to develop other areas of the team without the concern of trying to reach for a future quarterback in the NFL draft. A successful starting quarterback is rare in the NFL and very few come out of college NFL ready to compete for a playoff run. While many are learning pro offenses at their colleges, many still find it hard to adapt to the speed and intelligence of NFL defenses. Additionally, it is hard to instill the confidence and even cockiness that is required of an NFL quarterback. Weeden may be Dallas’s answer long term.