Brandon Weeden isn't the oldest guy to play college football.
*Tom Thompson was a kicker last season at age 61 for Austin College.
*Edgard Barreto played for Ashland (Ohio) University when he was 60 in 1997.
*Alan Moore, 60, is currently a kicker for Holmes Community College (Miss.).
*Mike Flynt, then 59, played for Division III Sul Ross State (Texas) a couple years ago.
*Brigham Young University regularly features several players in their late 20s, a reflection of their Mormon beliefs that involve serving missions.
And there have been several players like Weeden, who tried professional baseball first, before turning to school and football.
The Cowboys have experienced a love/hate relationship with baseball. Weeden and Vernand Morency made the switch to the diamond successfully. Linebacker Tyler Johnson is currently making the transition.
But in a reverse move, quarterback Josh Fields left OSU with a year of eligibility remaining to go play baseball. And Matt Holliday, who had signed to play quarterback for the Cowboys, never made it to campus because baseball got him first.
Dave Shinskie. One year younger than Weeden, Shinskie, 26, played minor league ball with the Twins and Blue Jays, before joining Boston College a year ago. Now he's the starting quarterback.
Chris Weinke. After spending six years as a first baseman in the Blue Jays system, he enrolled at Florida State, led the Seminoles to the 1999 national championship and won the Heisman Trophy a year later at 28.
Joel Klatt. Drafted by the Padres in the 11th round in 2000, walked on at Colorado two years later, started three seasons at quarterback and set 19 school records.
Ricky Williams. The Texas Heisman winner spent his summers in Class A with the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
Quan Cosby. Another Longhorn, Cosby was a star receiver following a four-year pro baseball career.
Drew Henson. He chose pro baseball after four years as Michigan's starting quarterback, then gave it up to join the Dallas Cowboys.
John Elway. The former Stanford and NFL great played baseball while with the Cardinal, then used a potential baseball career as leverage to force the Colts to trade him after selecting him as the No. 1 overall pick.