The Dallas Cowboys are set to welcome back Tony Romo to the lineup this weekend after eight weeks out through injury.
And, whilst the veteran quarterback's impending comeback is music to the ears of fans of 'America's Team', it has had unfortunate consequences for one member of the roster.
That's after ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan reported that Brandon Weeden had been waived by the Cowboys this afternoon.
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The news brings a premature end to Weeden's time with the AT&T Stadium franchise and is the latest chapter in what has been a rollercoaster season for the former first-round pick.
Beginning the season as backup, the 32-year-old stepped in to lead the Cowboys after Romo went down in week three. But, after failing to get anything going in his three starts, Dallas was forced to hand the reigns to Matt Cassel.
With Romo back, then, Weeden was destined to be third-string at best for the remainder of the 2015 campaign.
His release, though, is still something of a surprise considering Dallas had already released fellow quarterback Kellen Moore last week. They already had an open spot on the roster, too, after linebacker Keith Smith was waived yesterday.
What's more, his two-year deal comes to an end when the current campaign finishes, so Dallas could have just hung on and said their goodbyes in the new year.
Aged 32, and having not won a game since 2012, there must now be serious questions about whether the former baseball player will find another job in the NFL.
Cowboys fans are unlikely to be concerned about Weeden's future, however. The majority of them will simply see today's roster move as a further sign that their talismanic QB is raring to go in week 11.
Cowboys fans: Who was the worse backup, Weeden or Cassel? Let us know what you think in the comments below...
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