Preparation is in Brandon Weeden's background

By John Helsley, Staff Writer, Published: August 29, 2010

Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden calls on several aspects of his professional baseball background as valued learning tools.

Among them: the every-fifth-day approach of a starting pitcher.

"Being a quarterback, workout wise, you kind of prepare throughout the week like you're going to be starting a game, like a pitcher," Weeden said. "To me, that's another thing that makes it easier, that's to my advantage, because I've been there."

Some things, Weeden admits, must be learned.

"I know when you're a pitcher," he said, "you don't get blindsided. That's a little different."

Pac-ing a punch

The Cowboys are 7-10 all-time against teams from the Pac-10, with a loss to Oregon in the 2008 Holiday Bowl the most recent result.

OSU is 4-0, however, in season openers against teams from the Pac-10.

No looking back

It was the week of the opener a year ago when Orie Lemon was lost for the season to a knee injury suffered at practice.

That's hardly Lemon's focus now, as the linebacker said he's full speed ahead in a recovery that leaves him with no lingering affects.

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