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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

Romo sets franchise record in Cowboys' win over Eagles

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to break Troy Aikman's career franchise record, and the Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33 on Sunday night.

Eagles QB Vick not cleared to practice

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Eagles QB Michael Vick did not pass his imPACT test on Wednesday and will not be cleared to practice on Thursday, the team’s website reported.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants do selves big favor

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
The NFC East is a two-horse race, and the Giants did themselves a big favor by trouncing the Packers and keeping a two-game divisional lead.

Friday's 60-second rant: Jones' Cowboys becoming Davis' Raiders?

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are showing disturbing parallels to Al Davis' dysfunctional Raiders squads, and things may worsen as Jerry Jones ages.

Cowboys' defensive injuries starting to pile up

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Down a few starters and key performers, the Cowboys are suddenly paper thin on defense in several spots.

RG3 throws four TDs in Redskins win over the Cowboys

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin threw for 311 yards and Washington built a huge halftime lead against Dallas before holding on for a 38-31 victory.

Eagles-Cowboys remains Sunday night game in Week 13

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 13 Sunday-night game between the Eagles and Cowboys on NBC will not be flexed out.

NFC East Spin cycle: Cowboys, Redskins win to set up Thanksgiving showdown

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Cowboys and Redskins both won in Week 11 to set up a Thanksgiving Day showdown between the longtime rivals.

Browns blow lead, fall to Cowboys in OT

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland.

Week 11 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
In his Week 11 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening sides with a Cowboys club that finally might be hitting its stride.

Cowboys DE Coleman has torn triceps

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Cowboys DE Kenyon Coleman suffered a torn triceps injury and is likely done for the season, the team's website confirmed.

NFC East Spin cycle: Cowboys closing the game with Giants

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
Should the Giants be concerned? They're now only 1.5 games up in the East over the Cowboys, who won in Philly.

Cowboys rally past Eagles in 38-23 win

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cowboys to a 38-23 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Cowboys release LB Guyton, promote CB Agnew

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have released former Patriots LB Gary Guyton and called up CB Vincent Agnew from the practice squad.

Cowboys' Garrett might be in firm standing

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
For now, the Cowboys say Jason Garrett is their guy, despite the tempting allure of big-name coaches who could be available this offseason.

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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