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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

Jones maintains Phillips will not get fired

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
After yet another embarrassing home loss, this time to the Jaguars, Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips got another vote of confidence from owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

Garrard leads Jaguars past crumbling Cowboys 35-17

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
David Garrard tied a club record with four touchdown passes and ran for another while narrowly missing a perfect quarterback rating, leading the Jaguars to a 35-17 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Kitna's arm means Cowboys mustn't change dramatically

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
There are actually silver linings to the Tony Romo collarbone injury that will keep him out at least six weeks at a time when there are very few Mr. Brightsides in the Greater Dallas area.

Cowboys may start third-stringer at left guard

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
News just keeps getting worse for the 1-5 Cowboys. They could be starting third-string OG Phil Costa at left guard in Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Cowboys' Romo won't have surgery, faces 6-8 week timetable

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Cowboys QB Tony Romo won't need surgery on his broken collarbone and could return to the field in 6-8 weeks, Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said today.

Best-case scenario for Romo

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Cowboys QB Tony Romo will only miss six weeks following Monday night's clavicle and collarbone injury, according to NFL Network reporter Michael Lombardi.

Romo breaks collarbone; Giants beat Cowboys 41-35

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:40 a.m. ET
Giants QB Eli Manning threw four TD passes, pacing the division-leading Giants to a 41-35 win over the Cowboys, who fell to 1-5 and lost QB Tony Romo to a broken left clavicle.

Romo injury leaves Kitna in tough spot

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 11:10 p.m. ET
The broken left clavicle suffered by Tony Romo in Monday night's game puts a much less mobile Jon Kitna in the spotlight, where he'll be playing behind a lumbering offensive line.

Romo out with fractured clavicle

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Cowboys QB Tony Romo was knocked out of the Monday-night game against the Giants with a fractured left clavicle. Early reports suggested he might be sidelined for several months, leaving the starting job to Jon Kitna.

Inactives for Giants-Cowboys

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
The Giants and Cowboys have announced their inactive list for the final game of the Week Seven slate.

Romo or not, Cowboys destined to fail

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
We saw everything we needed to know about this Cowboys team in their loss to the Giants, and it had absolutely nothing to do with Tony Romo.

What has happened to Cowboys CB Jenkins?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins has taken to grabbing opposing receivers' jerseys when he is beat in coverage, which is a bad habit for a player who had been developing into one of the league's fine young corners.

Cowboys OG Kosier to miss 2-3 weeks

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Cowboys starting LG Kyle Kosier will miss games for the second time this season, this time because of a strained right Achilles tendon.

Vikings players of the week

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players of the week from the Vikings' 24-21 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Vikings win battle of underachievers

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown gave Minnesota a spark to start the second half, and the Vikings overcame another uneven game by Brett Favre in a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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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