Cowboys owner Jerry Jones loves to compliment the GM when he makes a brilliant move, and if Brandon Weeden can keep Dallas afloat it will be the greatest signing in team history.

Jones has to convince us all first, and today he said on 105.3 The Fan that Weeden has all the tools to fill in capably for the injured Tony Romo.

Better than that, Jones called Weeden one of the most “gifted passers” he’s ever seen.

“This quarterback Weeden can drive the ball down field,” Jones said. “He’s a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden.”

Jones insists that the Cowboys version of Weeden is not the same guy we saw get run out of Cleveland.

“Certainly we think Weeden has really progressed. As [Cowboys quarterbacks coach] Wade Wilson said, he’s just not the same guy that we had last year. He’s progressed that much. He said that before we had this issue with Tony. I think we all feel good about what we got,” Jones said.

We shall see.

By Glenn Erby

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