Cowboys should go back to Brandon Weeden after latest loss

BY Mike Garafolo • November 2, 2015

The Dallas Cowboys looked to Matt Cassel to provide a spark. As I wrote as soon as they made that call, you know things are bad when Cassel is your spark plug.

What exactly has Cassel done to justify the move or holding on to the job over Brandon Weeden? Cassel has completed 58 percent of his passes for 324 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in two games. That equates to a passer rating of 58.5.

Weeden completed 72 percent of his passes for 739 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in four games, three of which he started.

Why the Cowboys made the move so quickly, especially after Weeden led a comeback against the Saints, only to have the defense lose the game in overtime, is beyond me. And why the Cowboys wouldn't consider going back to Weeden, who didn't have Dez Bryant as a target like Cassel did in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, would also be beyond me, provided that's the case this week.

Dallas is 1.5 games out of a playoff spot with a huge game against the Eagles coming up on Sunday. They then have a meeting with the Buccaneers in Tampa before Tony Romo has a shot to come back in Week 11. If I'm Jason Garrett, Weeden is getting these next two starts.

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