Before people warm up their vocal chords to take part in the inevitable and perennial hate fest of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, they should understand there's a good chance the replacement for Romo this season is one of the biggest draft busts in recent memory.
The Cowboys signed former Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract on Monday. Weeden was a first-round selection in 2012. In those two years, he completed just 56 percent of his passes, threw more interceptions than touchdowns, took 55 sacks in 23 games and won only five of the 20 games he started. Weeden came into the NFL late and is already 30 years old. He will battle Kyle Orton for backup duty, assuming that Orton actually wants to play this season.
There is no direct fantasy value here. Let's just hope Romo, who is recovering well from back surgery, doesn't give anyone a reason to rant that the Cowboys should give him the hook. That will just look stupid.