Found December 26, 2013 on Gamedayr:
PLAYERS: Jon KitnaKyle Orton
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys

Jon Kitna, who was just signed by the Dallas Cowboys to back up Kyle Orton, will donate the money he's paid to his high school.


Merry Christmas Cowboys fans: You just signed a 41 year old quarterback, but it is not Brett Favre

Yes, this is not a joke, the Dallas Cowboys just signed 41 year old Jon Kitna.   It is crazy because he is being signed over David Carr, Tyler Thigpen, Caleb Hanie and John Skelton. The Dallas Cowboys released Michael Spurlock to make room for Kitna.  Spurlock was huge last week and one of the main […]

Jon Kitna to Donate Cowboys Salary

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is highly unlikely to be back on the field after suffering a back injury. The team will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles this week for the NFC East division title and they needed an option to fill the depth chart behind quarterback Kyle Orton. That man, is 41 year old, former back-up to Romo, Jon Kitna. Kitna seems eager to be back in the game...

Cowboys go with Jon Kitna as third quarterback

In wake of the back injury suffered to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the team tried out a number of players for the position and opted to go with Jon Kitna to back up Kyle Orton. Kitna, now 41, has been with the Cowboys as recently as 2011 and the hope is he will never need to see the field, but they opted to choose him over other quarterbacks that were brought in for tryouts...

Jon Kitna Donating $53,000 Cowboys Salary to High School Where He Teaches, Coaches

Jon Kitna is using his surprising return to the NFL to help out his day job. The 41-year-old quarterback, who signed with the Cowboys this week, will earn $53,000 for backing up Tony Romo and Kyle Orton on Sunday. He won’t be keeping the money, though. Instead, Kitna plans to donate his check to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., where he teaches math and coaches football,...

Cowboys pull Kitna out of retirement, still hopeful for Romo

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team isn't ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against the Philadelphia Eagles because doctors could clear him after treating his back injury. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it. The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing...

Kyle Orton appears set to start for Cowboys

Kyle Orton and Jon Kitna sat at opposite ends of a couch in the Dallas Cowboys' locker room Wednesday, turned toward each other and started chatting. They probably were talking about Dallas' offense. Orton will make his first start at quarterback in his two seasons with the Cowboys on Sunday night, unless Tony Romo can recover from a herniated disc. Dallas will be playing...

Kyle Orton can push the Cowboys past the Eagles

After preserving the Cowboys’ playoff hopes with one of the most clutch late-game moments of the season against the Redskins, news hit that Tony Romo would be unable to continue due to a herniated disk in his back. In his place, Kyle Orton will step in as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback, and he couldn’t have been put in a more difficult position. Picking the Cowboys to...

Terrell Owens: Orton gives Cowboys better chance than Romo

Terrell Owens has been out of the NFL for the last three years, but the future Hall of Fame receiver still makes plenty of noise with his comments off the field.  During an appearance on NFL Network Friday evening, Owens claimed that Kyle Orton—not the injured Tony Romo—gives the Dallas Cowboys (8-7) the best chance to win Week 17′s do-or-die battle against the Philadelphia...

Kyle Orton Will Likely Start Week 17 For Dallas

Dallas QB Kyle Orton continues to look like the starter for the Cowboys in Week 17 against Philadelphia.Fantasy Spin:Orton took all the first-team reps and Romo has missed practice, team meetings and the game-plan session, according to Ed Werder. Dallas has not made an official announcement and figures to try and keep the decision under wraps, but fantasy owners should expect Orton...

Eagles prepare same for Dallas no matter the QB

Whether it's Tony Romo or Kyle Orton under center for the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles are approaching Sunday's winner-take-all game the same. ''We've got a great challenge no matter who the quarterback is,'' defensive coordinator Billy Davis said Tuesday. ''I don't think the offense changes too much with one or the other. I think...

Tony Romo undergoes back surgery, Kyle Orton to start against Eagles

The Dallas Cowboys refused to rule out quarterback Tony Romo for their Week 17 winner-take all game against the Philadelphia Eagles until Friday morning. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett confirmed that Romo underwent back surgery and will miss the season finale. Kyle Orton will start for the Cowboys. Orton has attempted 15 passes over his two seasons...

Tony Romo Undergoes Season-Ending Back Surgery; Kyle Orton Will Start for Cowboys on Sunday

Tony Romo‘s season is over. After initially choosing not to reveal details of the quarterback’s status, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed Friday that Romo underwent back surgery earlier Friday morning. He will miss Sunday’s regular-season finale against Philadelphia and any potential playoff games. The Cowboys will instead start Kyle Orton, who has attempted just...

Orton Time

 With the serious speculation that Cowboys starting Quarterback Tony Romo is out with a herniated disk in his back, the Cowboys playoffs chances now rest on the throwing arm of one ,Kyle Orton. After being drafted in 2007 to the Chicago Bears , he was given the starting role in place of Rex Grossman. Orton has had some success as a starting quarterback in this league and can put...

Tony Romo’s injury leaves Dallas Cowboys in no-win situation

It looks like the Dallas Cowboys will be without their starting quarterback in their third straight win or go home season finale. Tony Romo’s back injury likely won’t allow him to play and the Cowboys will turn to Kyle Orton to win the NFC East. There are much worse quarterback situations in the league and Dallas can pull off the victory with Orton filling in for Romo, but the...

Cowboys try out Thigpen, Hanie, Skelton; could sign David Carr

With Tony Romo probably out for Sunday's NFC East-division title showdown with the Eagles because of a back injury and Kyle Orton likely to start, Dallas needs to sign at least one more quarterback as a backup. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Cowboys have worked out Tyler Thigpen, Caleb Hanie and John Skelton and have sent all three home without a contract...
Cowboys News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.