New Cowboys OC Todd Monken, QB Brandon Weeden have already talked

BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: February 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm •  Published: February 10, 2011
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Todd Monken and Brandon Weeden have talked.

And the new Cowboys offensive coordinator assured his quarterback there are no plans to slow things down in 2011.

“I told him that my anticipation is we'll have a hell of an offense and we'll score a bunch of points and win a bunch of games and that's the way it'll be,” Monken said. “I wouldn't go there if I thought, ‘Ah, we're just going to run it up the middle and try to grind out a 17-14 win.'

“I thought the conversation went well.”

Monken's chat with Weeden took place last week, suggesting Gundy's pursuit of Monken has been ongoing, undeterred even after the Jacksonville Jaguars promoted him from wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach.

With sources connecting Monken to the job as much as a month ago, Monken clearly was a top target.

Gundy also made a point to put Monken and Weeden together.

“Mike wanted him to get a feel for me in talking to him,” Monken said. “You're not talking to a young kid, he's an adult.

“I told him, ‘I am who I am.' I'm going to have to be, around him, who I can be. I said, ‘All I can say is the proof is in the pudding. Whether I've been in the NFL or at Jones Junior High, you'll see through me in two weeks.'”



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