Jerry Jones on Brandon Weeden: "Frankly, you won't see a more gifted passer"

Kyle Koster

Jerry Jones’ reaction to the news Tony Romo had suffered a major injury was that of a man in great pain. He said at the time he felt “as low as a crippled cricket’s ass.” With time to reflect on the situation, however, he’s turned his frown upside-down. And it’s all thanks to the vat of Brandon Weeden Kool-Aid he obviously downed.

In an interview this morning with KRLD, the Dallas Cowboys owner heaped praise on his new starting quarterback.

“This quarterback Weeden can drive the ball down field,” he said. “He’s a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden.”

Those are the words of a man trying to remain optimistic in the face of adversity. They’re also the words of a man who knows Johnny Manziel could have been the one taking over the reins and is trying not to play the what-if game.

But, hey, great to see his mood has risen above the sad cricket’s-ass level.

[Dallas Morning News]

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