IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys’ merger of Matt Cassel from a Buffalo Bills is another pointer that Jerry Jones is not messing around in 2015.
Jones was dejected after losing Tony Romo to a damaged collarbone in Sunday’s win opposite a Philadelphia Eagles given he believes this group has genuine Super Bowl aspirations. While he and everybody else have voiced certainty in Brandon Weeden, Jones wanted to make certain a Cowboys did all they could to seaside adult a quarterback mark after fixation Romo on a harmed reserve/designated to lapse list on Tuesday.
They went by a lot of scenarios, brief of job Brett Favre. According to sources, there was a brief review with Kyle Orton even yet his reign with a group finished feeble final year when he unsuccessful to uncover adult for a offseason work and was threatened to retire. The Cowboys worked out Matt Flynn, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Josh Johnson and Christian Ponder on Tuesday during their Valley Ranch complex.
As a locker room non-stop to a media in a afternoon, Flynn and Bethel-Thompson were still in a building as a Cowboys were articulate with a Bills about a understanding for Cassel. The conversations indeed started Monday though it did not demeanour like a understanding would be completed.
That altered Tuesday afternoon.
The Cowboys will get Cassel and a Bills’ seventh turn collect in 2017 for their fifth rounder in 2017. Because of prior trades a Cowboys did not have a fifth-, sixth- or seventh-round collect in 2016 to offer adult to Buffalo.
The pierce also comes with a salary-cap break as well. Cassel creates $2 million, that is a lot some-more than a $660,000 Weeden makes, and can acquire another $2.15 million in personification time and playoff incentives.
Any other quarterback would have cost far, distant reduction and presumably not offering as most insurance in box Weeden gets harm or does not play good with Romo blank during slightest a subsequent 7 games.
The Cowboys are expected to call adult Kellen Moore from a use patrol to have a quarterback some-more informed with a offense — despite only dual weeks some-more — as a backup for Sunday’s diversion opposite a Atlanta Falcons.
But Cassel has played in a identical complement underneath Norv Turner final year with a Minnesota Vikings and should be means collect things adult discerning enough.
Cassel has thrown for 15,674 yards with 96 touchdowns and 70 interceptions in his career. After his 10-5 record as Tom Brady‘s deputy in 2008, he has posted a winning record only once. He went 10-5 in 2010 for a Kansas City Chiefs and was named to a Pro Bowl.
It hasn’t been as good for him since, though a Cowboys are not seeking him to save their season.
In fact, they wish he never has to take a snap with Weeden behaving good adequate to keep a Cowboys afloat while Romo recovers.
But if Weeden were to get harm or play ineffectively, Jones wanted to make certain a hopes he has for this deteriorate do not go totally by a wayside.
When Bill Parcells coached a Cowboys, he pronounced teams only can’t call adult 1-800-QUARTERBACK and get a man prepared to play.
That stays loyal today, though Cassel has shown he can be effective adequate to win games.