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Cowboys Waive QB Brandon Weeden

The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that they’ve placed QB Brandon Weeden on waivers, which creates a roster spot for Tony Romo.

Earlier in the day, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned during an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that they would be moving forward with Romo and Matt Cassel as their top-two quarterbacks, so indications were that Weeden could be out in Dallas.

The Cowboys will need to active Romo from the short-term injured reserve list, but they have until Saturday to do so. However, all indications are that Romo will start Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

Dallas wound up benching Weeden in favor of Cassel after four games and haven’t given him another shot, even though Cassel has yet to win a game for the Cowboys.

Weeden, 32, is in the final year of his  two-year, $1.23 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.

Over the course of four games, Weeden has thrown for 739 yards while completing 72.4 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 quarterback out of 35 qualifying players.