Quarterback Brandon Weeden has lead the Texans in two wins and remained silent about being released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this season. That was until this week.
The back-up QB for T.J. Yates, who went down with a season ending injury, has the Houston Texans on the verge of a 2016 playoff berth, took a shot at Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones.
He was asked by a radio sports-talk host if he was satisfied with the Cowboys’ situation, “Yeah, absolutely,” Weeden said “We get to play extra football and he’ll be watching on his couch. That’s what it’s all about.”
Jones released Weeden before the Cowboys starter Tony Romo returned from an injury and Jones stated last month the team would have been better off if Matt Cassel had been the starter instead of Weeden.
Weeden said he was “shocked” to hear Jones’ assessment and also praised the Texans’ for their support.
“Obviously, here a lot of guys here got my back. Nate Washington said some really nice things after last week’s win, which I really appreciated. You know, everybody here in this locker room has got my back. They understand how this league works. They were just as shocked as I was with some of the things that maybe Jerry or whoever was saying. It was kind of one of those things. Everybody here has my back. When it’s all said and done, that’s really all that matters.”
A win this week (Week 17) against the Jacksonville Jaguars will clinch a playoff berth for the Texans. Weeden will return to be sideline if Texans starter Brian Hoyer is cleared from concussion protocol before Sunday according to Houston head coach Bill O’Brien.