The Dallas Cowboys have traded a 2017 seventh round draft pick for quarterback Matt Cassel of the Buffalo Bills.
The Cowboys will give up their 5th-round pick in 2017 in exchange for Cassel, and the Bills seventh-round pick in 2017, and will assume Cassel’s current deal of $2.15 mil plus incentives.
Cassel is well known as taking over for the New England Patriots in 2008 when Tom Brady was lost due to injury.
The Cowboys are giving up a 2017 fifth-round pick in exchange for Buffalo Bills backup QB Matt Cassel and Bills’ 2017 7th-round pick.
The move in itself is a little surprising with the way Jerry Jones praised Brandon Weeden this morning on 105.3 the fan. Saying that Weeden had made significant strides and continued on about his abilities as a gifted passer.
Cassel, 33, was cut by the Bills in order to trim the team down to the 53 man limit and then was brought back to serve as Tyrod Taylor’s backup.
Cassel is more than likely an insurance move in case Weeden becomes injured or Kellen Moore doesn’t make the progress that the coaching staff is hoping for. But as coach Garret always says, it’s about competition.