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Oklahoma State football: Brandon Weeden weighs in on OSU quarterbacks, being a Dallas Cowboy

The Dallas Cowboys’ Brandon Weeden stopped by OSU practice on Thursday. Weeden shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects.
by Berry Tramel Published: March 28, 2014

photo - Former OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden was benched in favor of Jason Campbell. AP photo
Former OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden was benched in favor of Jason Campbell. AP photo

On Gundy preparing players beyond college: “I think that’s one thing I’ve always given Coach Gundy a lot of credit about. He always tries to prepare guys for life after football in the professional ranks or a professional out in the business world or whatever it may be. He expects you to be on time, do things the right way, take care of your stuff off the field, and then when you show up, be prepared and practice hard. I think the way he runs this organization, this program, again, it’s like a business. He doesn’t tolerate guys being late. He doesn’t tolerate guys not trying hard and those types of things, and I think that’s going to benefit these guys if they get a chance to play at the next level or when they get out in the real world.”

On how it sounds to say he’s a Dallas Cowboy: “It sounds really good. I like it a lot. I haven’t heard that sentence yet, but I think it’s exciting. It’s a dream come true to be able to play down in Dallas, and I’m excited about what’s in store.”

On his emotions upon signing with Dallas: “Extremely excited. I was ready for a change of scenery. I was ready for being in an atmosphere where it’s a well-run organization that’s going to compete every Sunday. Kind of a fresh start for me, and I think for myself and the Browns, both mutually agreed that was going to be best for both sides and everything went great from there. I respect everything (Cleveland general manager) Ray Farmer did there with me and the conversation we had. Now that I’m in a new spot, now I’m excited about what’s ahead.”

On signing with the New York Yankees (which Weeden did out of Edmond Santa Fe in 2002) and the Dallas Cowboys: “There’s a lot of people that absolutely love them and there’s a lot of people across the country that ... either love them or hate them. That’s the thing about the Cowboys and Yankees; it’s a nationwide thing. It doesn’t bother me one bit. Two great franchises, two first-class franchises and I’m just honored to be a part of both of them.”

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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