Cowboys didn't draft a QB because they like Brandon Weeden

cowboysblog.dallasnews.com Published: May 12, 2014
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With Johnny Manziel sitting in their laps at No. 16 in the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys passed and went for an offensive lineman.

Why? Apparently, the Cowboys are happy with what they have, not just at the starting spot with Tony Romo, but at the backup positions with Kyle Orton and former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.



"Obviously we think a lot of Brandon Weeden,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “He got drafted in the first round for a reason. We didn’t quite have him in the first but we had him in the second. The guy has a couple of years under his belt. We’ve kind of got to look at him over the last couple of weeks. We like what we see. That’s a work in progress.”

Weeden could be in line to become the Cowboys' No. 2 quarterback depending on the future of Orton. It's still unknown whether or not Orton will play in 2014.

The only other quarterback the Cowboys are bringing in for training camp as of now is undrafted free agent Dustin Vaughan out of West Texas A&M.

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