Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 27: Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Broncos 30-27. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kyle Orton says he had opportunities to compete for the starting quarterback job with a few NFL teams but chose the Cowboys because they were the best fit. Orton, who has started 69 games during his seven-year career, said he's at a point where he prefers to play behind Tony Romo while getting "a chance to be in the playoffs." "It just fit for what I was looking for," Orton said Tuesday while appearing on New School with Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "I had an idea of what I wanted to do kind of going into free agency and you don't get too many chances to hook up with an organization like the Cowboys. From everybody that I had talked to throughout the whole process they just had rave reviews of the organization. "Talking to a guy like Jon Kitna, he just had great things to say about working with Tony, and I'm just excited for it." Orton added: "I've been in a couple situations where I compete with this guy, comp...
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