Brandon Weeden Debuts in Silver & Blue


's surgically repaired back is the oldest one on this 2014 Cowboys roster… a far cry from just a few years ago when took over an aging roster. Here's hoping the Cowboys' plan to rest Romo throughout the and pays dividends; because it is a very different team without him.

And along those lines, no matter how you feel about , the decision to sign him this – especially at the numbers to which both sides agreed – was one of the best moves made in the NFL. All 32 NFL teams look vastly different without their starting quarterbacks.

That's just a fact in a driven league.

But there's a reason Weeden was selected in the , despite his advanced age at the time he was selected by the Browns. Say what you want about the alumnus, but he's got a big-time arm, and his skills are as good as any backup in the league. And that includes his predecessor, , who may yet show up on an NFL roster once the season gets going and the inevitable begin to mount up.

He may still telegraph his passes a bit, but he looked generally strong in his half of work against the Chargers Thursday night.