As Bryant was in contract negotiations for much of training camp, the Cowboys were testing out other wide receivers to figure out what their options were.
The Cowboys are a different team this year than the past mediocre teams they have had. “Again, time has passed and hopefully they know I’ve moved on beyond that and hopefully they have. So we’re going to go out there and play them like they’re the starters, like they’re the best players on the team”. “He knows that. We just feel like in this particular case with Tony being out, it was important for us to get a veteran quarterback in here”.
Alonso missed the 2014 season with Buffalo after tearing his left ACL.
With Tony Romo out at least 8 weeks after breaking his collarbone against the Eagles last week the Cowboys are forced to turn to Brandon Weeden under center.
“Yeah, I mean it’s a big year”, Weeden said.
Cassell has 71 starts in 90 games over 11 seasons, not counting the opener this year when he took the first snap for the Bills with Tyrod Taylor lined up at receiver.
As for Romo, his availability will be on November 22 when the Cowboys face the Miami Dolphins. Otherwise, his absence could approach three months if he skips a short week for the Thanksgiving home game against Carolina and returns December. 7 at Washington.
“He’s a thing of beauty on throwing the football”, Jones said during a Tuesday radio interview. And it certainly put dreams of a Super Bowl on hold. The fact that this is Weeden’s second straight season working with the same offensive coordinator (first time that’s happened since he was in seventh grade) has the Dallas organization believing Weeden can deliver. When Matt threw the ball outside, the defensive back was still outside of me when I came out of my route.
In fact, Jones is expecting the Cowboys (2-0) to continue their early-season surge, beginning with Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Through the first two games, Atlanta ranks 22nd in the league at 80.5 yards per game. “We’re doing well, we have good chemistry going and everything else and Geno understands that. I think a lot of that has to do with his comfort level with the system and with the guys around him”.
The former LSU star didn’t lose his starting job in Music City because he wasn’t starting quarterback material like some of the names that surfaced in Dallas on Monday and Tuesday, he lost his job because the team drafted a franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota. The Cowboys went 2-2.
Then Witten tries to shrug off the injuries throughout his career as nothing significant before sheepishly smiling when he remembers the spleen. “That’s not really how the world works”.