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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

Could Roy Williams break through for Cowboys?

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
If history is any indication, we should not get too excited about WR Roy Williams' breakout game in Week Three.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Dallas backfield tilting toward Barber

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
So much for Felix Jones finally getting his time to shine in the Cowboys' backfield. Through three games, Marion Barber is still the team's lead dog.

Report: Kosier to miss four weeks

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
OLG Kyle Kosier re-injured his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' Week Three win over the Texans and could miss up to four weeks, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

Cowboys release FB Anderson, promote TE Chandler

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have released FB Deon Anderson. The fourth-year player had been with Dallas his entire career, compiling 70 total yards and one touchdown in 39 games.

A 'star' is born

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Emmitt Smith's Hall of Fame career first took shape 20 years ago in a pair of contests against the rival Washington Redskins.

Cowboys say they remain committed to run

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has been at the controls of an offense that has called 100 pass plays and only 42 runs.

Cowboys TE Witten, CB Jenkins feel fine

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
TE Jason Witten said he is feeling fine and has no headaches after hitting his head on the turf in Sunday's loss to the Bears. CB Mike Jenkins had an MRI on his right knee and said he feels ...

Eventually, Cowboys must run it effectively

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Cowboys fell to 0-2 with a series of offensive mistakes on Sunday, ones that must be corrected before the team's Week Three game at Houston.

Cowboys activate two O-linemen

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
ORT Marc Colombo and OLG Kyle Kosier are both active Sunday after Dallas had some pass-protection issues in Week One.

Cowboys' Bryant learning on the job

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
A high ankle sprain has significantly delayed the learning curve for Dallas rookie WR Dez Bryant, according to NFC East Whispers, meaning he'll need more time to produce at the level of his talent.

Cowboys' Free faces crucial tests

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
The focus of attention in Dallas could turn predominantly toward OLT Doug Free, who faces two major tests in the next two games.

Colombo, Kosier back at practice, could play Sunday

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys welcomed back two offensive linemen who have been missing since training camp on Wednesday as ORT Marc Colombo and OLG Kyle Kosier practiced for the first time in a month.

A closer handicapping look at 'America's Team'

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the Cowboys attracting considerable interest in Las Vegas as a potential Super Bowl team, we take a close look at how the team has fared with handicappers over the years, especially during the Tony Romo era.

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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