Matt Cassel

#16 QB / Dallas Cowboys / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 228 lb Age: 33 College: USC Bye 6

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Fails to score against Tampa Bay

    Cassel completed 19 of 30 passes for 186 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. He fumbled the ball during the contest. Cassel failed to put together a successful repeat performance coming off of last week's three-touchdown game. Last week's performance aside, Cassel has thrown for just one touchdown to pair with five picks in his other three starts for Dallas. Inserted into the lineup, in part, to add a vertical element to Dallas' passing game, Cassel has averaged just 6.7 yards per attempt in his four starts. Cowboys fans, and fantasy owners of Cassel's teammates, have likely begun a countdown for Tony Romo's Thanksgiving-Day return.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Throws for 299 yards

    Cassel completed 25 of 38 passes for 299 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 33-27 overtime loss to the Eagles. Cassel was more aggressive than in his previous two starts, though he did still throw a lot of short passes, with 11 of those going in Cole Beasley's direction. Cassel threw an ugly pick-six to give the Eagles a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, but he was bailed out when Dez Bryant made an 18-yard touchdown catch in traffic on the next drive. With Tony Romo (collarbone) not eligible to return until Week 11, Cassel will get at least one more start, facing the Bucs in Tampa Bay.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Suiting up Sunday night

    Cassel (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of reports. Cassel was a full practice participant throughout the week and was listed as probable for Sunday's game. After a pair of poor outings against the Giants and Seahawks, he'll face a tough Philadelphia defense in his third start of the season.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Should be fine for Week 9

    Cassel (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Cassel logged full practices throughout the week, suggesting that his knee isn't much of a concern. The real issue is that he's been playing poorly and will now have to face a tough Philadelphia defense on Sunday.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Listed with knee injury Wednesday

    Cassel was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practiced with a knee injury, Brandon George of Dallas Morning News reports. Cassel incurred the injury during a roughing-the-passer penalty on the Cowboys' final drive Sunday versus the Seahawks. While he said that he's "fine," according to Rob Phillips of team's official site, Cassel wore a knee brace as a precaution during drills. Meanwhile, Tony Romo (collarbone) returned to individual drills Wednesday, signaling that Cassel likely has just two games remaining as Dallas' starting quarterback. After he was contained to 97 passing yards in Week 8, he'll have his hands full again Sunday against an Eagles defense that held Eli Manning and Cam Newton to less than 200 yards in their last two contests.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Struggles again

    Cassel completed just 13-of-25 passes for 97 yards without any touchdowns in Sunday's 13-12 loss to Seattle. He did rush for 43 yards on four carries. Cassel struggled last week in his first start of the season, and those issues carried over into Sunday, although he was facing a much tougher defense this week. The veteran QB got back Dez Bryant (foot) on Sunday, but was unable to connect with him, as they hooked up just two times for a measly 15 yards. Cassel will try to right the ship next week at home against Philadelphia.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Struggles in first start

    Cassel completed 17-of-27 passes for 227 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Giants. Making his first start of the season, Cassel had an uneven game to put it nicely, having one of his interceptions returned for a 58-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He did make a gorgeous throw to Devin Street in the end zone for a 25-yard score midway through the fourth quarter, to tie the game at 20 apiece. The veteran QB could not convert a key fourth down deep in Giants' territory in the final few minutes, however. On a positive note, the running game looked awesome, as Darren McFadden ran through big holes en route to a season-high 152 rushing yards. Dez Bryant (foot) might return soon, so Cassel could get to work with him for a few weeks, before QB Tony Romo (collarbone) ultimately takes over at some point in late November. Next up for Cassel and the Cowboys will be a home game against Seattle.

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    Report: Cowboys to start Matt Cassel over Weeden in Week 7

    The Cowboys have informed quarterback Brandon Weeden that he will be replaced by Matt Cassel for Week 7 against the Giants, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. Just as he has been for most of his career, Weeden was indecisive and inaccurate in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Patriots. The Cowboys were clearly hoping to limit his influence on games, but the current roster just isn't strong enough to beat decent teams without a positive contribution from the quarterback. Cassel should be a better fit for what the Cowboys want, but it's still highly questionable whether he's good enough to keep the team in the playoff chase until Tony Romo (collarbone) returns. Regardless of matchup and Dez Bryant's (foot) health, Cassel can safely be placed in the bottom 10 of weekly quarterback rankings.

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    Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Could get Week 7 nod

    Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said the team is considering a quarterback change from Brandon Weeden to Cassel, 105.3 The FAN reports. The Cowboys have two weeks to make their decision before a crucial Week 7 game against the Giants. Cassel is a known and unimpressive commodity, but he may be a bit better than Brandon Weeden, who followed a pair of solid performances with a clunker against the Patriots on Sunday. Even if Dez Bryant (foot) is back for Week 7, the Dallas quarterback will be a bottom-of-the-barrel option.

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    Cowboys QB Matt Cassel will serve as Brandon Weeden's backup Sunday

    Quarterback Matt Cassel will be active Sunday for the first time since being acquired by the Cowboys, the Dallas Morning News reports. Kellen Moore has been acting as Brandon Weeden's backup the last two games, but the Cowboys feel that Cassel knows the playbook well enough now to step in if needed.

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