After failing to land a starting job in Buffalo, Matt Cassel reportedly will have another chance in Big D.
The veteran quarterback on Tuesday was traded from the Bills to the Dallas Cowboys, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The deal also will involve a swap of 2017 seventh-round draft picks, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported.
The Cowboys lost their starting signal-caller Sunday when Tony Romo went down with a broken clavicle, bumping Brandon Weeden up to the top of the depth chart. Romo was placed on the injured reserve with a designation to return, sidelining him until at least Week 11.
Dallas will be Cassel’s fifth NFL team. The 33-year-old began his career as Tom Brady’s backup in New England — the Cowboys’ Week 5 opponent — before going on to moderately successful stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. He was traded to the Bills this past summer but did not play a snap in either of Buffalo’s first two games.
Weeden went a perfect 7-of-7 passing for 73 yards with one touchdown after taking over for Romo during Sunday’s 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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