Cowboys Drop Brad Johnson

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are looking for a new
backup to Tony Romo.

Brad Johnson was released Thursday after playing just four games
over two seasons. The 17-year veteran quarterback was ineffective
during a three-game stint as the starter last season when Romo
broke his right pinkie.

The Cowboys went 1-2, but they leaned heavily on their defense for the lone win, 13-9 over Tampa Bay. Johnson was 41-of-78 for 427
yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions for a 50.5 quarterback rating. He was also sacked eight times.

The 40-year-old Johnson has 29,054 career passing yards with 166
touchdowns. He won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay after the 2002
season and played for Washington and Minnesota.

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