Staff Wars: Brandon Weeden Should Have Remained The Starter

Everyone has their own opinions and at times they love to argue why they’re right — it doesn’t matter the subject or situation. And everyone here at Inside The Star is no different.

If you happen to be lucky enough to know us, you could probably figure out why the name Staff Wars was chosen for our new series. We’ve joked about it before — as to who could play each character in Star Wars and we’ve pretty much got it covered. Hence the name Staff Wars.

Here It Is! Welcome To The First Edition Of Staff Wars

I’m just sitting here on my peaceful lonely island still having the thought that the Cowboys made a mistake by replacing Brandon Weeden. I’ve been defending him since he became the starter and I’m going to continue.

He might not have made the heroic drive to win, but he sure as hell didn’t lose the game either. He has completed 71 of 98 attempts for 739 yards — that’s a 7.5 average. For what it’s worth Tony Romo’s average per attempt is 7.7.

Is everyone tired of the dink and dunk check down pass? Yep. Would you have rather had him throw it down the field to Terrance Williams or Devin Street? Better yet, have you seen either one of them do anything?

The New England Patriots knew that neither Williams or Street could get open. So they simply took Jason Witten and Cole Beasley out of the game. Which left Weeden nowhere to go with the ball, but the simple check down.

The offensive line has played up to par and the running game has down right sucked and oh ya, no Dez Bryant. I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Cassel was available for a reason, he couldn’t win the starting quarterback job at Buffalo.

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So what if Matt Cassel starts against the Giants and throws for 325 yards with three interceptions and the Cowboys lose? Are we going to immediately call for Kellen Moore to become the savior?

The Cowboys needed a spark, I know that. But, as I sit here on my lonely little island, I still believe that the Cowboys would’ve had just that — a spark — but on the defensive side of the ball.

This coming Sunday will be the first time that we hopefully see Hardy, Gregory, Lawrence and the rest of the defensive line get to rush the quarterback. Along with the starting linebacking core getting to play behind what could that very dominating group.

While I sit here on my lonely little island hoping to be proved wrong, only time will tell. Make sure to check back when Walter will make the case for why Cowboys definitely needed to make the switch to Cassel.

What do you think?


Written by Bobby Belt

Bobby has served as host of Cowboys Cast since its inception in the spring of 2015. He’s a veteran of the radio industry and has worked on numerous nationally syndicated talk programs as both a technical director and producer. A lifelong Cowboys fan and pseudo-historian of the team, Bobby has built up an extensive collection over the years of original game broadcasts from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. His knowledge of the game and the Dallas Cowboys team make him the Cowboys Cast resident Cowboys Historian.



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