The Dallas Cowboys dropped their third straight game Sunday when they fell to the New England Patriots 30-6. It was their lowest scoring output of the year and the offense managed just a paltry 264 total yards.
Afterwards, coach Jason Garrett would not commit to Weeden as his starting quarterback going forward. Neither would Jerry Jones or even Weeden himself.
"I don't want to talk about it. I'll let my play do the talking," Weeden said via ESPN regarding his job security.
"I think that I played well coming in at Philadelphia, then I played well against Atlanta and New Orleans. Today wasn't my best day, but I have to put that behind me. That's [the coaches'] decisions. That's what their role is. My role is to play football and be ready, so I'm going to play like I always do."
Of course it's going to be tough to win games when your starting quarterback (Tony Romo) and No. 1 wide receiver (Dez Bryant) are on the shelf. But Weeden has been ineffective at running this offense -- Dallas is averaging just 18 points over their last three games -- and the Cowboys think they can still compete in the NFC East once their stars return if they maintain some semblance of respectability during their absence. That is why a change could be on the horizon.
"The Cowboys, though, need something better than what Weeden has given them, which is why Garrett, Jones and virtually everybody else at the club's Valley Ranch training complex understands it's time to give Matt Cassell a chance to play," ESPN writer Jean-Jacques Taylor wrote.
"Dallas has a bye this week, so Cassel, who was acquired in a trade from Buffalo after Tony Romo broke his collarbone, can get first-team reps and have two weeks to prepare for a pivotal NFC East game on the road against the New York Giants."
Weeden has not been a complete train wreck. He's completing 72.4 percent of his passes and has thrown two touchdowns against two interceptions. But Dallas has scored four field goals and just two touchdowns over their last 10 quarters. It's hard to win when you're not putting points on the board.
There's no guarantee that Cassel, who is 10-17 as a starter since 2011, can do any better. But the Cowboys owe it to themselves to find out.