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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 improve to 2-0 under Garrett

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best 29-yard touchdown run to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-19 victory ...

Cowboys' Bryant becoming star in the making

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant has shown enough that you can say he has the talent to be one of the best wideouts in the game if he works on the details.

Poll: Garrett won't retain Cowboys' coaching job

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:17 a.m. ET
Despite the Cowboys' impressive upset of the Giants in his first game as interim head coach, PFW readers don't believe Jason Garrett will be Dallas' head coach when the 2011 regular season rolls around.

A closer look at how interim coaches have fared

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
With Jason Garrett having been handed the interim head-coaching job of the Cowboys, PFW's Mike Wilkening looks back at the results turned in by interim head coaches in recent years.

Garrett's simplicity improves Cowboys' recipe

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys played their best game of the season in Jason Garrett's first game, giving him a chance to keep the job if he can keep them playing at this level.

Garrett gives Cowboys focused look

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
With half a season to show his mettle, Dallas interim head coach Jason Garrett quickly appears to have made some radical changes to the Cowboys' disconnected culture.

Cowboys' Garrett wins debut over Giants

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Jon Kitna passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns and the Dallas Cowboys looked revitalized with new coach Jason Garrett running the team in a 33-20 victory that served as a reality check for the New York Giants on Sunday.

Power outage delays Giants-Cowboys for 12 minutes

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Smoke coming out of a transformer led to a power outage at New Meadowlands Stadium, delaying the Giants-Cowboys game for 12 minutes.

Garrett has chance to keep Cowboys' job

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
Much of the talk after Wade Phillips was fired was centered on who the Cowboys would pursue to be their next head coach, but the way we hear it, interim coach Jason Garrett has a real opportunity to get the ...

NFC East midseason reports

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Hakeem Nicks' nine TD catches in eight games has delighted the Giants, and fantasy owners as well. Read our midseason reports on the NFC East teams.

Cowboys DE Spears, S Owusu-Ansah to IR

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Cowboys DE Marcus Spears and S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah will be placed on injured reserve to clear roster space for DL Jeremy Clark and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.

Rookie Meter: Bryant provides spark for Cowboys

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has been on fire since QB Jon Kitna took over at QB for the Cowboys. After another big game, Bryant creeps up this week's Rookie Meter.

Spears (calf) to miss 4-6 weeks

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Cowboys DE Marcuse Spears suffered a calf strain in the team's Week Nine blowout loss to the Packers and will miss the next 4-6 weeks.

Cowboys fire Wade Phillips

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have fired head coach Wade Phillips and named Jason Garrett their interim head coach.

Garrett must change culture of Cowboys

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
With Wade Phillips out and Jason Garrett in, we take a look at what's next for the Cowboys for the rest of this season — and beyond.

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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