Found June 10, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Kyle OrtonTony Romo
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys were in serious need of a backup quarterback for Tony Romo this season and quickly moved to sign Kyle Orton this offseason. Orton comes with a distinguished resume and was perhaps one of the best quarterbacks the Cowboys could have chosen this year. Dallas inked the 29-year old former starting quarterback to a handsome 3-year deal worth nearly $11 million dollars. Orton has appeared in 71 games in his 8-year career, throwing for nearly 15,000 yards and 80 touchdowns. His highest totals came in 2009 when Orton threw for 3,802 yards and 21 touchdowns. At this point in Orton’s career, he should be competing for a starting job with a team. He signed with the Cowboys without visiting any other teams in free agency but he is firmly entrenched behind Tony Romo in Dallas. Unless Romo suffers an injury, Orton is not getting on the field. You have to wonder if Orton is now regretting the move to sign with the Cowboys. Speaking to the Cowboys website, Orton had a curious s...

Orton not content being a backup forever

Tony Romo doesn't need to be looking over his shoulder, no matter what Kyle Orton says. Orton, the Cowboys' new backup quarterback, caused a minor stir during OTA's by saying he's not content being second string. "I feel like I've played good ball in this league," Orton told the Cowboys' official web site. "I feel I've got a lot of good...

Cowboys look into Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco

Getty Images According Len Pasquarelli of the The Sports Xchange, the Dallas Cowboys are looking for a third receiver, and previously looked at tape of Terrell Owens and then looked at some film of Chad Ochocinco who just released by the Patriots on Thursday. They came away “fairly unimpressed” after studying both players. The Cowboys certainly need to add depth at the receiver...

Cowboys LB Carter praised for improvement

IRVING, Texas -- There's a lot on Bruce Carter's plate entering his second NFL season. Because he was recovering from a torn knee ligament, the North Carolina product missed the first half of his rookie season. When he did see game action, the inside linebacker was mostly used on special teams. But being the 40th overall pick, the expectations are much higher in Year Two...

Kyle Orton and Competition

  It was in the middle of January in 2002 when I first walked into the Tae Kwon Do studio in my hometown. Inside that studio, I met my first true athletic rival when I was 12-years-old. His name was Corey. Corey and I had an interesting relationship. We didn’t hate each other by any means, but we weren’t friends by any stretch. Corey had started classes roughly two months before...

Cowboys sign three 2012 draft picks

The Cowboys announced Monday that they have signed three of their seven 2012 draft picks. Wide receiver Danny Coale, tight end James Hanna and linebacker Caleb McSurdy all agreed to terms. Coale, a fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, broke his foot during the Cowboys' first organized team activity last month but should be back by training camp. He is expected to compete...

Tony Romo plays basketball at JCC

How does Tony Romo stay in shape before the football season begins? Apparently by playing some basketball at local gyms.

How ’bout them crazy Cowboys? The top ten most colorful characters in Dallas Cowboys history | “Crazy Ray” Jones

Everybody loves a list and I've got one for you: the top ten most colorful characters in Dallas Cowboys history. Please understand that this is not a list of the team's top players, though some of the best players in team history are on it. It is not a list of the most beloved players in franchise history, though it is dotted with players deep in the heart...

Cowboys sign McQuistan 2 years after trade

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have brought back tackle Pat McQuistan two years after trading him to Miami. The signing Monday reunited McQuistan with the team that drafted him in the seventh round in 2006. He played 40 games over three seasons for the Cowboys, including all 16 in 2007 and 2008. McQuistan started eight of 16 games for the Dolphins in 2010, and played...

Despite Drama, Mike Jenkins to be at Cowboys Mini-Camp

It’s been a rough offseason for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins. When the team decided to sign free agent Brandon Carr, Jenkins wasn’t exactly shy about letting his feelings on the move known. After the team moved up in the draft to select the top-rated corner in the draft in Morris Claiborne, Jenkins reportedly requested a trade, despite the statement from team owner...

Dallas Cowboys: Who Can Be the Leader for America’s Team?

Although Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Thatcher may have changed his tune on comments he made earlier this year about the lack of leadership within the locker room, the concern is certainly plausible. Who is the leader for the Dallas Cowboys? According to the Star-Telegram, receiver Dez Bryant noted that he is “somewhat of a leader”for the younger players on the roster....

Local stars headline Louisville camp

Trinity standouts Jason Hatcher and Reggie Bonnafon, and 2014 Hebron, Ky., quarterback Drew Barker were the standouts at Louisville's football camp this weekend.

Dallas Cowboys Jersey Numbers: Updates for Nos. 31 through 35

Orlando Scandrick isn't a bad nickel corner, but he is not the best player to wear #32. Here is the latest update to the greatest Dallas Cowboys by their jersey numbers. This entry focuses on numbers 31 through 35. #31 Roy Williams had perhaps the most dramatic fall from grace of any star in Cowboys history. He made five consecutive Pro Bowls before losing the ability...

Former NFLer Sam Hurd’s Cousin Jesse Tyrone Chavful Arrested in Drug Conspiracy Case

Sam Hurd is about to learn the same thing Michael Vick learned. When the Feds start to tighten the screws, family and friends will be quick to turn on you to save themselves. If you have forgotten Hurd was getting his Tony Montana on while he was playing for the Bears and Cowboys (Sam Hurd Formally Indicted on Federal Drug Conspiracy and Possession Charges). Now, the Feds have...
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