Source; Brandon Weeden joins Cowboys on two-year deal

The Dallas Cowboys have struck a two-year deal with former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brandon Weeden, a league source confirmed.

The deal is worth $1.23 million, but Weeden is due a remaining $2.1 million from the Browns.

Weeden, 30, is a former Browns first-round draft pick from Oklahoma State who has passed for 5,116 yards with 23 touchdown passes and 26 interceptions.

Weeden is expected to back up Tony Romo.

Kyle Orton is expected to retire.

Orton has a $3.25 million base salary for next season.

If he retires, Orton would owe the Cowboys $3 million.

Orton received a $5 million signing bonus when he joined the Cowboys.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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