He had 11 tackles against the Cardinals and has 55 on the season, hitting double figures every game. He led the Cowboys on a 91-yard game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
Much of the discussion has centered around the offensive line.
Weeden said he is not anxious about what is said outside the building. “It’s early for all of us, and we’re still trying to figure this thing out”. With the position comes great responsibility, obviously, and that isn’t lost on Weeden, who played five seasons of professional baseball before parlaying a successful QB career at Oklahoma State into a first-round selection in the 2012 National Football League draft.
Weeden has functioned well as Romo’s replacement even as the Cowboys have lost both of his starts. Now that he is no longer in the Cowboys’ backfield mix, Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Christine Michael are left to handle the team’s running back duties going forward.
Maybe defenses are loading up the box to stop the run with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant out. The Seahawks rushed for a total of 110 yards but starting running back Thomas Rawls only accounted for 48 yards of them.
Brees hit C.J. Spiller with a short pass that the running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown on the second play of overtime and New Orleans won for the first time this season, 26-20 over the injury-decimated Cowboys on Sunday night. It went something like this: Establish the running game. All I care about is finding a way to give our team a chance to win. “We have to keep grinding, getting better each week”. “Aside from just working the fundamentals and technique of catching the football, part of it is calming down and saying, ‘Listen, you do this, and not only do it, but do it well.’ That is kind of what went into the decision right after (the muffed punts) happened”. He hasn’t been nearly as good in 2015, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. “But I’m not hedging at all, we’ll just see how they look in practice this week”. “We don’t consider a zero or 1-yard run a loss”. However, Bryant has not been told that a return after the Cowboys’ Week 6 bye is out of the question. Each play builds on the previous one. Bryant was an All-Pro in 2014, warranting a $70 million contract this season. “It wasn’t always clean in our execution, but we battled”.
The improvements needed on the line are subtle. “But we have guys in-house who can do different things and hopefully we’ll play to those strengths. You can’t get two without getting one, so it’s a good start”. That’s the only way the Saints can dig themselves out of the hole they created in the first three weeks.
“I don’t think there was confusion”, Garrett said.