Originally posted on Blue Star  |  Last updated 12/2/11
When the Broncos released Kyle Orton, the Cowboys put in a waiver claim for his services. The claim was unsuccessful, but the reasoning behind it made a lot of sense. Jon Kitna is ailing and the team needs to have an option behind Tony Romo should something unfortunate happen to their starting quarterback. Orton has been a starter this season and he wasn't awful before the Broncos gave in to the hordes calling for Tim Tebow. Now the Vikings have ended their brief relationship with Donovan McNabb and he's available to anyone that wants to claim him off of waivers. Since the Cowboys made a play for Orton, it's reasonable to ask if they will go after McNabb to offer some insurance behind Romo. They might, but they shouldn't. Orton and McNabb are completely different cases. Orton has played in offenses similar to the one the Cowboys run while McNabb has never been successful in anything other than a West Coast scheme. Orton played well last year and had some decent moments this year ...
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