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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 take two nice surprises

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
Had you told me the Cowboys would land Dez Bryant and Sean Lee with the first two picks, I would have been pleasantly surprised.

Cowboys make bold move for Bryant

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The Cowboys live for these moments. To trade up and catch a falling star such as Dez Bryant, it’s like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled up in one.

Don't forget about Brewster in Cowboys' OL plans

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are not disappointed with Robert Brewster, one of their third-round picks from last season who spent the year on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.

FS Watkins signs one-year tender with Cowboys

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
The Cowboys announced that FS Patrick Watkins signed his one-year RFA tender offer Thursday.

A look at four books on football

Posted April 10, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk shares his thoughts on a variety of football books he recently had the chance to peruse — two from the vaults and two current tomes.

Don't assume Cowboys are peddling Barber

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The lack of workhorse-type backs in the draft makes a player such as Marion Barber an intriguing target, but there are reasons why the Cowboys might not trade him.

Cowboys DE Spears signs tender

Posted April 06, 2010 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
Cowboys restricted free-agent DE Marcus Spears has signed his one-year tender, the team's Web site reported Tuesday.

Cowboys release OT Adams, S Hamlin

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released veteran OT Flozell Adams and veteran S Ken Hamlin on Friday.

Jones hints that Cowboys might favor Felix

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Owner Jerry Jones spoke to a small group of media at the NFL's spring meetings and indicated that RB Felix Jones will get every chance to start next season.

Cowboys might go free-agent route at safety

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The team appears to be moving past Ken Hamlin and would consider moving him or releasing him if they get an adequate replacement.

Five minutes with a legend: Tony Dorsett

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett talks about staying in the spotlight as a retired NFL great, being a proud Cowboys alum, his record 99-yard touchdown run and being involved with a new fantasy football game featuring the greatest ...

Cowboys tender Austin at highest level

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:36 a.m. ET
In addition to offering tenders to a number of their free agents Thursday, the Cowboys have tendered breakout WR Miles Austin at the highest level, meaning that any team that wanted to sign him to an offer sheet would have ...

NFC East team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Regardless of whether RB Clinton Portis is still in Washington next season, the Redskins need new blood at running back. PFW concludes its analysis of team needs with the NFC East.

Cowboys likely to keep all three backs

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
It's looking more as if the Cowboys will keep their deep stable of running backs rather than trading one for help elsewhere.

Hall of Fame Game will feature Cowboys against Bengals

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
A pair of 2009 division champions will kick off the 2010 NFL preseason when the Cowboys play the Bengals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8, the Hall of Fame and the NFL ...

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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