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Brandon Weeden won't prove anything with Dallas Cowboys

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Brandon Weeden believes he has 'something to prove' with the Dallas Cowboys, but the only thing he will prove is that he's just an average NFL quarterback. 

The former Cleveland Browns signal-caller was picked up by the Cowboys after two seasons of inept play with the Browns. 

Weeden came into the NFL after a failed baseball career that showed promise when he was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2002, only for him to quit baseball because of a terrible ERA. 

A move to the NFL saw him picked 22nd overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Browns. 

What was meant to be a breath of fresh air for Weeden just turned into another airing of stench. 

In his first season Weeden showed brief moments of promise with an impressive effort of 225.7 yards per game passing, but those periods of play were overshadowed by his abject play in the clutch.

Weeden thinks his times with the Cowboys may be different. 

“I'm one of the most competitive guys you'll meet. I don't like not playing well. I don't like losing. I hate it," he told Dallas Morning News

"I've never really been in a situation in any sport where I lost games and had the struggles that I had the last two years, so absolutely I have a chip on my shoulder.I feel like I have something to prove."

As a starter in the NFL, Weeden has a record of 5-15, but all is not lost for the Cowboys as they will only be paying him just over $600,000 a year for two years of not taking a snap. 

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