Bills trade Matt Cassel to the Cowboys with Romo out at least 7 games

Matt Cassel
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Cassel (16) runs against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys have acquired Cassel from Buffalo with Tony Romo sidelined at least seven games because of a broken left collarbone. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Matt Cassel is headed to Dallas in a trade as the Cowboys try to bolster their depth at quarterback while Tony Romo is sidelined at least seven games because of a broken left collarbone.

The Cowboys acquired Cassel from Buffalo on Tuesday, sending a fifth-round pick in 2017 to the Bills.

Both teams announced the trade, and a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press what Buffalo received in return because the round of the pick wasn’t disclosed.

Brandon Weeden is expected to start Sunday at home against Arizona, but Cassel is a veteran with far more experience than the fourth-year pro.

Cassel has 71 starts in 90 games over 11 seasons, not counting the opener this year when he took the first snap for the Bills with Tyrod Taylor lined up at receiver.

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