The Dallas Cowboys have added Brandon Weeden onto their roster and he will be a backup quarterback for Tony Romo. Weeden was released by the Clevleland Browns earlier in the offseason and the Cowboys have resorted to signing the quarterback scraps from the Browns.
Weeden signed a 2-year deal with the Cowboys for the minimum, per Ian Rapoport, and we will see what the Cowboys do with Kyle Orton. Orton has a big contract that they need to deal with. He counts over $4.3 million on the cap and is guaranteed a lot of money. Cutting him off of the roster will save the team around $1 million, but this is one of the reasons why the Cowboys are in the cap situation that they are in.
There were possibilities of Orton calling it quits in the offseason and retiring, but that has yet to happen. He still is on the roster and has some good money coming in his direction if he stays in the league.
Weeden will get to sit behind Tony Romo in the Cowboys offense and learn from him.