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...