In Weeden We Trust: Cowboys Prep For Sunday With Backup Leading

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Brandon Weeden (#3) throw in Friday's practice at Valley Ranch.

Brandon Weeden (#3) throw in Friday’s practice at Valley Ranch.

VALLEY RANCH — Cowboys Nation can be forgiven if they’re a little concerned heading into Sunday’s battle with the Atlanta Falcons. No Romo. No Dez.

Yeah, the Boys have lost a lot — even though they’re undefeated this season!

The game is all in Brandon Weeden’s hands now, and Coach Garrett has complete confidence in the former first-round pick.

“There’s an environment that we’ve tried to create around here that everybody who’s here is worthy of being here,” said Coach Garrett. “I think Brandon has done a good job of that. He’s had opportunities to play for us over the last year and a half and he’s done a good job with the chances he’s gotten.”

And Weeden can count on a little help on the other side of the ball. The Cowboys defense, anchored by Sean Lee, is ranked #2 in the League going into Sunday.

“Working together as a unit, we’ve done a great job, but this week it’ll be a test,” said Lee, who was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his dominant performance against the Eagles. “Obviously with Julio [Jones] and Matt Ryan, they’re extremely talented, so we’re going to have to do the same this week and it’s going to be a big test.”

And there will be plenty of more big tests as this team tries to keep moving forward.

Hey, it’s the oldest football cliche in the book: the only way this team can survive without Tony and Dez is one week at a time — even if we all wish we could just fast forward to having them both back.