The Cowboys are certainly missing Tony Romo right now. Brandon Weeden’s performance had some highs and some lows. On one hand he completed 20 out of 26 pass attempts for a 77% completion total. On another hand, he failed to find the endzone, and had majors problems moving the ball down the field after the second half. Part of what was holding Weeden back was the offensive strategy employed by The Cowboys. His hands were tied by short passes, and conservative play. This worked in the first half, but by the third quarter the Falcons had figured out the game plan. After that, it was just a mess. Weeden’s lone long look resulted in an interception so there may be a reason why the Cowboys coaching staff is holding onto the reins so tightly. Even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has professed his admiration for their new quarterback, it looks as if Jason Garrett has doubts.
The Cowboys are going to have to make a change. Either they start letting Weeden take some looks down the field, or they continue to lose games. If Weeden cracks under pressure next Sunday against the Saints, he’s getting sidelined in favor of former Bills quarterback Matt Cassel. Cassel hasn’t been taking many snaps in practice, but I bet that will change this week.