The Dallas Cowboys are 0-3 since Tony Romo joined Dez Bryant on the injury report, and their first attempt at replacing the dynamic quarterback-receiver duo has proved a total failure.
With the Brandon Weeden-led Cowboys mustering only six points in defeat against the Patriots in Week Five, it now looks like the team may be preparing to give Matt Cassell a chance under center.
And, although Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, speaking today, refused to confirm any quarterback change, he did admit there has been one key issue with the Dallas offense in recent weeks.
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"You have to have some of those [big plays] on a drive, in my mind, to hold the clock and to basically have some success,” Jones explained via the Dallas Star-Telegram.
“You’ve got to have some bigger plays in drives to be trite, and that’s what I would hope that we could get from the quarterback is throwing some big plays."
Weeden's time in the starting line-up has seen "big plays" dry up for Dallas, and his tentative, risk-averse passing plays have hampered the Cowboys' ability to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Patriots and Saints over the past couple of games.
Since replacing the injured Romo with Weeden, 'America's Team' have averaged 18 points-per-game, with a large chunk of that coming courtesy of the running game.
Whether Matt Cassell is the man to bring back the big plays to Dallas remains to be seen, but, with the team looking to snap a three-game losing streak this weekend, something needs to change fast.
Cowboys fans: Would you start Weeden or Cassell this week? Have your say in the comments below...
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