Barring unforeseen circumstances, Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden is going to play in Thursday’s preseason finale against Houston.
Weeden, who had a concussion in the second preseason game against San Francisco on Aug. 23, went through a full practice session Monday at AT&T Stadium, and declared himself good to go for the game.
“That’s the plan unless something changes between now and then,” Weeden said. “Still a few things we’ve got to do, but I feel better than expected.”
Weeden, 31, said the time away from practice hasn’t put him too far behind. His arm is fresh, and he has a solid understanding of the offense after a year in it.
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Weeden went on to say that having more limited reps this training camp with starter Tony Romo healthy hasn’t been an issue. In fact, Weeden believes it’s been a good thing for him.
“Just from a comfort standpoint, I’m in there with a lot of younger guys, so I’m telling them, ‘Hey, you’ve got a five here. You’ve got this. I’m telling every guy what to do,’” Weeden said. “So it helps me, it helped me last year kind of getting a really good grasp of this offense. Now I can kind of explain and I’m not having to think quite as much. Not getting as many reps is tough, but I think at the same time, fortunately I got those reps last year and a lot of guys don’t get as many as I did.”
For the final preseason game, Weeden is expected to start with Romo getting the night off.