Weedon took a blow to the head in the second quarter of the contest and reports are saying that he is being evaluated for a concussion. He was 2-for-5 for 7 yards before leaving the game.
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Weeden is finally experiencing some continuity. This marks the first time he has been with the same offense under the same coordinator in successive seasons. He has gained a level of comfort and it shows.
"I think he's probably the most improved player," quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson told ESPN. "He has a great understanding of the concepts, of the protections, calling the plays, all those things. He's made a big jump this year."
The quarterback concurs. "Now I can really fine tune what we're doing because I'm not having to go home to study for three hours just learning plays and calling plays and doing all that," he said. "Now I can ... work on reading defenses, work on understanding everything versus just making sure I don't screw the first part of it up. I appreciate that from [Wilson]. That's a good comment because I busted by ass."
Weeden started one of four games in which he played last season. He completed 24 of 41 passes for 303 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
ESPN's Ed Werder reported that the Cowboys aren't interested in trading for Manziel. The team will stick with
Coach Jason Garrett and executive VP Stephen Jones spoke about Weeden on Thursday.
"Brandon did a really nice job in his opportunities," Garrett said. "We still feel like he's a young player who needs to play more. He's really growing before our eyes."
Despite that, Garrett said, "You're always trying to upgrade your football team."
Jones agreed with the sentiment. "Everybody is always competing in this league," he said. “There is nobody guaranteed anything. That includes Weeden and everybody. ... My goal is to always -- if we can - bring in another player and if makes more sense, we have to look at it."
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