The Dallas Cowboys have traded with the Buffalo Bills for Matt Cassel, in order to answer their recent problems at the quarterback position.
The Cowboys have recently occurred problems at the position because their starter Tony Romo broke his collarbone during their week two game against the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend. He was placed on the injury reserve list, and will not be available for at least eight weeks.
In the meantime, the only other quarterback that was on their active roster was Brandon Weeden, and while it has been revealed Cowboys General Manager Jerry Jones has confidence in the former Cleveland Browns quarterback, he simply isn't enough cover in the position.
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That is why the Cowboys have decided to acquire Cassel from the Bills, sending a 2017 fifth-round pick to the AFC East team in exchange for a 2017 seventh-round pick and the player according to NFL.com. Not much for a player who was only a couple of weeks ago considered to be their starter.
While Weeden already knows the system, Cassel could still end up being the starter because he has the better ability when it comes to a short passing, ball control attack. He has a lot more starts as well, 71 in total, 50 more than Weeden (21).
Weeden and Cassel will battle it out for the starting job until Romo eventually returns from his injury in approximately eight weeks time. Cowboys fans will be hoping either quarterback can help the team progress and stay on a playoff course until their starter is back.
The Cowboys have also promoted quarterback Kellen Moore to their active roster from their practice squad to be a third string option in the position.