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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' offense fails to finish drives at Washington

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Cowboys had a healthy 380 yards of offense but scored only seven points in a loss to the Redskins.

Cowboys make statement with Austin contract

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
The Cowboys and WR Miles Austin agreed to a six-year extension that will pay Austin as one of the top receivers in the game, a move that carries some risk.

Report: Cowboys, WR Austin agree to extension

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Miles Austin and the Cowboys have agreed on a six-year deal worth $57 million, according to ESPN. The deal would make Austin one of the higher-paid receivers in the league.

Study calls Cowboys most popular team

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
In a study released Thursday by Nielsen, the Cowboys ranked as the most popular team in the league.

Report: Cowboys starting ORT Colombo will miss season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 10:19 a.m. ET
ESPNDallas.com is reporting that Cowboys starting ORT Marc Colombo will not practice Thursday and will miss the Cowboys' season opener Sunday night against the Redskins.

Shanahan: Haynesworth will be Redskin this week

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan did not deny trade talks involving DT Albert Haynesworth but did say that the embattled player would remain with the team at least through this week.

Reports: Cowboys' Colombo, Kosier not practicing

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Cowboys ORT Marc Colombo missed practice on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, and could miss Sunday's game as he battles back from right knee surgery.

Ravens claim ex-Cowboys CB McCann

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, the Ravens claimed CB Bryan McCann off waivers from the Cowboys, citing McCann's agent as the source.

Dolphins acquire OT McQuistan from Cowboys

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Looking for a dependable backup for one of the best tackle combinations in the league, the Dolphins traded for OT Pat McQuistan.

Report: Chargers trade for WR Crayton

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Needing a fill-in for Vincent Jackson, the Chargers reportedly have dealt a seventh-round draft choice to Dallas for disgruntled WR Patrick Crayton.

Cowboys WR Bryant will not play Thursday

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Despite an emphatic tweet that he would be "back in action," Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday night.

WR Williams sits out Dallas practice

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Roy Williams sat out of practice Tuesday with a hip flexor and strained lower back, but the injuries are not considered to be serious.

Four Cowboys starters cleared to practice

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips announced Tuesday that four of his starters would return to practice from injury, with a fifth to return next week.

Cowboys release WR Hudgins, TE Sicko

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released WR Terrell Hudgins and TE Scott Sicko on Monday.

Bryant: 'I'm going to be ready for Washington'

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Rookie WR Dez Bryant (ankle) guarantees he will be ready for the Cowboys' season opener against the Redskins.

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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