Cowboys rolling dice with backup quarterback spot again
IRVING,Le'Veon Bell Jersey Texas -- It’s easy to say the Dallas Cowboys were 4-12 in 2015 because Tony Romo played in only four games because of a twice broken left collarbone.
While that is correct, there needs to be more explanation. The Cowboys were in almost every game they played without Romo and the offense could not deliver enough with Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel or Kellen Moore at quarterback.
The Cowboys went 1-11 without Romo last year.Tyler Eifert Jersey They are 1-13 without Romo since 2013.
And yet the Cowboys are potentially entering the 2016 season with an even less experienced backup quarterback situation than in 2015.
At least Weeden had started 21 games entering last season.
If what is said in May can still be true in September, the Cowboys will go into the season with Moore as the No. 2,John Brown Jersey followed by fourth-round pick Dak Prescott. Jameill Showers spent most of last year on the practice squad, but he worked more on special teams than at quarterback.
“Well, we’re excited about the guys we have on our roster right now,” coach Jason Garrett said.Brandon Marshall Jersey “Kellen is deserving of an opportunity to be our backup quarterback. We like that we drafted Dak in the fourth round. We’re going to give him every chance as we go here. Showers is going to move back into the quarterback room permanently now. We’re going to give those guys a chance to show what they can do.”
The Cowboys were more protected at backup quarterback earlier in Romo’s career.Jaylon Smith Jersey In 2007, they had Brad Johnson, a Super Bowl winner. Later they traded for Jon Kitna. In 2012, they signed Kyle Orton to a large contract.Sterling Shepard Jersey
In the last two years they have not spent big in either free agency or the draft on a backup quarterback.
In Week 3, the Cowboys made a deal with the Buffalo Bills for Cassel, hoping the veteran’s starting experience would help them, but he never felt comfortable in the offense. The coaches never felt comfortable in the three starts made by Weeden,Kenny Clark Jersey who helped the Houston Texans win two games late in the season to secure a playoff spot.
Moore played in the final three games, starting the last two. He finished the season with 779 yards on 61-of-104 passing with four touchdowns and six interceptions. He was sacked five times and also lost a fumble.
But the promise shown by Moore in a 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins has kept the Cowboys intrigued.Thomas Davis Jersey He completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, but Washington was not playing with all of its regulars that game.
“He has certainly earned an opportunity to compete for that No. 2 spot,” Garrett said. “He did a good job all throughout practice last year.Martellus Bennett Jersey I think he learned our system more and more as the season went on, and when he had a chance to play at the end of the year he did a lot of good things for us. He helped us move the ball, he scored some points in the last game and I thought we threw the ball fairly well. He’s a smart player, he’s very instinctive,Jimmy Graham Jersey he’s got a good feel for playing the position and he’s got a good feel for leading the ball club.”
The Cowboys did not get deep into the process to sign either Colt McCoy or Chase Daniel. They had Matt Moore in for a visit, but he ultimately remained with the Miami Dolphins. In the draft, the Cowboys tried to trade back into the first round for Paxton Lynch but eventually selected Prescott.
Other opportunities will present themselves in the offseason should Moore show he’s not worthy of the role. Veterans such as Josh McCown or Nick Foles could be available at different prices in a trade or in free agency.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones likes to say the player acquisition business is 365 days a year.
The Cowboys might not be actively shopping, but they should be peering through the window of the storefront to know what’s available.
They don’t have to look that far back to see what happened when they were caught short at backup quarterback.
The Old Cheese Factory
Memories are created in inspired settings. Nestled in the pastoral region of Berwick is such a setting: the Old Cheese Factory, where beautiful gardens and historic buildings fill the landscape.
Nuptials are held in the wedding garden, which features a fairytale bridge, sparkling ponds and cottage gardens specifically planted to display dazzling colours throughout the year.
Capacity Seated 100 Guests Cocktail 150 Guests
This garden is furnished with a signing table and a dozen white chairs, so your guests are free to choose to sit or stand during the ceremony.
Cars may be driven onto the property. Staff members are posted at the entrance gate to direct drivers and show guests to the ceremony location.
When booking gardens at the Old Cheese Factory a wet-weather venue is also booked as a precautionary measure, ensuring comfort and safety for all concerned.
Several wet-weather venues are available and staff members are pleased to advise on options, seating capacity and set-up. You can then choose your preferred venue.
You may choose to hold your ceremony indoors, regardless, and your booking automatically reserves the gardens for photos. Both venues are always booked together at no extra cost.
Our indoor ceremony area features red carpet running down the centre of the room, two stands with candelabras and guest seating. You are welcome to organise extra decorations if you wish.
Electricity for sound equipment is supplied to the wedding garden. Please remember to organise someone to operate them.
The Old Cheese Factory is an ideal setting for taking photographs of your memorable occasion. We are pleased to offer the gardens for this sole purpose.
The Old Cheese Factory’s resident caterer takes care of all of your food and beverage requirements, and offers plenty of options, from finger food to elegant silver service, as well as specifically tailored menus.
You may choose to supply your own drinks or let our caterer manage this for you. He can also assist with extra decorations. We are happy to send you our wedding package, which includes all our caterers’ menus
The Chapel: Ideal for parties of up to 60 guests, and includes a stage and wooden floors.
The Greaves Room: The upper storey of the Old Cheese Factory building, with its exposed beams and original timber floors, is perfect for up to 40 guests. Unfortunately this venue is not appropriate for dancing.
The Reception Centre: Can accommodate up to 110 guests, and is fully carpeted with stage and dance floor.
All venues are furnished with round or trestle tables, plus chairs. Our caterer supplies all napery, plate ware and cutlery.
Grounds are large enough for any size marquee, which our caterer can supply along with any requisite accessories. The cost depends on marquee size and accessories chosen.
The Old Cheese Factory - 34 Homestead Rd, Berwick VIC 3806
Contact A.C.C. Catering to discuss your requirements or to arrange a viewing of this magnificent venue.
or please call 03 9555 4000
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