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Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton - #18 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 11/14/1982
Birthplace Altoona, IA
College Purdue
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 4th round, 5th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
137.1 89 1

Cowboys WR Bryant undergoes surgery

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant underwent successful surgery on his left index finger, the team’s website confirmed.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Cowboys' defensive interior should get stronger

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys can take solace that the interior of their defense, led by ILBs Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, will remain strong when they return healthy.

Autopsy: Cowboys player killed in crash was sober

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
An autopsy has found that Cowboys player Jerry Brown was sober when he was killed in a crash last month.

NFC East Spin cycle: Redskins claim first division title since 1999

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Redskins are in the playoffs and everyone else is home for the rest of the holidays. Surprised? So are we.

Rookies propel Redskins to NFC East title

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
Robert Griffin III ran for a TD and RB Alfred Morris ran for 200 yards and three TDs as the Redskins beat the Cowboys 28-18 Sunday night.

Key matchup: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant vs. Redskins' secondary

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
He might be a Pro Bowl snub, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant might be the hottest receiver in football. Can the Redskins stop him?

Still plenty to determine in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The "pandemonium at FedEx Field," as DeAngelo Hall is calling the Redskins-Cowboys win-and-in matchup, heads the Week 17 slate.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC East Spin cycle: Setting up a D.C. showdown

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
The Giants can’t win the NFC East. But the Redskins and Cowboys both have a shot to claim the division, and they both could make the postseason.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Saints play spoiler in 34-31 victory over Cowboys

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field in overtime, and the Saints damaged Dallas' playoff hopes with a 34-31 victory against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Key matchup: Saints defense vs. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 16 meeting between the Saints and Cowboys.

Bond lowered for Cowboy NT Brent, must wear monitor

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A judge ordered Josh Brent to wear an electronic monitor pending his trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge in the car crash that killed a teammate.

NFC East Spin cycle: Three-team race in NFC East

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The NFC East is a logjam at the top: The Redskins, Cowboys and Giants are all at 8-6 with two weeks left to settle things.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2012
A person with knowledge of the decisions says the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to deals with quarterback Kyle Orton and cornerback Brandon Carr. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced Wednesday's deals.||||||| Orton, who finished last season in Kansas City after being released by Denver, has agreed to a three-year deal to be Tony Romo's backup. Jon Kitna, Romo's primary backup the last two years, retired after last season.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Orton got his revenge in leading the Kansas City Chiefs over the Broncos 7-3 on Sunday. He was 15 of 29 for 180 yards and no turnovers.||||||| Orton had laid low all week but he finally `fessed up after the game that this game had special meaning to him even though it was for pride and payback and not the playoffs. "I can't hide that," he said. "But I congratulate those guys. They're in. I congratulate them and I look forward to next year." Orton could earn the permanent job for KC in 2012.
Posted Dec. 30, 2011
An attorney says a class-action lawsuit naming Orton as a plaintiff was also filed on behalf of around 20 NFL players.||||||| The lawsuit filed this week in Cook County Circuit Court claims bad financial advice from the law firm Chuhak & Tecson cost Orton and the other players millions of dollars related to energy investments.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Orton threw for 300 yards in Saturday's 16-13 OT loss to Oakland.||||||| Orton was 21 for 36 with one TD and two INTs. His season finale is in Denver, where the Broncos unceremoniously dumped him in favor of the sensational Tim Tebow in what shapes up to be a fascinating gridiron encounter.
Posted Dec. 04, 2011
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of newcomer Kyle Orton.||||||| The Chiefs were forced to turn to Palko after Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury to his throwing hand, and the results so far haven't been good. Palko threw three interceptions in each of his first two starts and committed seven turnovers in all during that stretch. Kansas City claimed Orton, the former Bear, on Nov. 23 after Denver waived him. Chicago and Dallas also put in claims, but the Chiefs got him because they have a worse record.

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