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Staff Wars Episode Three: Starting Cassel the Right Move

This week, fellow Staff Writers Shane Denney and debuted our newest series – . The topic of debate: Was benching the right move?

Shane started the discussion by defending Weeden.

Yesterday, Walter supported the bye-week change of Matt Cassel.

I agree with Walter in this case, and my reasoning can be summed up in one word –


If you were able to sit through the awkwardness that was this Brandon Weeden interview, there is likely one quote from Weeden that holds any relevance. “I'm one play away again”, he said, which is as true as it is plausible.

Cassel does have some , and also may turn out to be completely ineffective. I am a firm believer that competition creates greatness, and exemplified that philosophy throughout .

The Cowboys' , by virtue of practice, got better every day by working against the talented Cowboys' . The was tested by a strong receiving core. All throughout camp, the daily competitiveness prepared the Cowboys for a pivotal 2015 season.

The only player who did not face serious competition was Brandon Weeden, who was basically assured the backup QB spot after seeing just a small sample of and .

Yes, Weeden had his moments of greatness (fourth quarter touchdown to at New Orleans) and, for the most part, has done a viable job as a backup . However, the bottom line is that this to find a way to stay afloat in the wide-open .

If a refreshing change of signal callers, as well as the addition of to the rotation, can spark this team to do just that then the move to Cassel was the right idea.

If not, Weeden is one play away, and should be playing with an extreme sense of urgency if he sees the field again this season.

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Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Robert Williams

that is a good change keep Brandon waiting on the sideline Matt Cassel is the better choice

Sean Martin

Well, like Weeden said, he better be ready on that sideline. But let’s see what Cassel has.

Thanks for reading Robert. Would love to hear from you on UFR tomorrow, 4-7 on

Robert Williams

keep Brandon Weeden on the sideline and put Matt Cassel been great choice

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