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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

Austin unlikely to leave Dallas now

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that he intends to sign restricted free-agent WR Miles Austin to a long-term deal, but the team won't use the franchise tag on him.

Cowboys will get Jones, Choice more work

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
One of the interesting subplots of the Cowboys' offseason will be the talk about how much more work Felix Jones and Tashard Choice will get — and perhaps how much less will be in the hands of Marion Barber.

Cowboys likely won't blow up O-line

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The immediate reaction from the playoff loss was that the O-line must be the area the Cowboys must focus the most on improving in the offseason.

Cowboys give Phillips two more years

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Cowboys announced a well-anticipated new contract for head coach Wade Phillips today that runs through the 2011 season.

All signs point to Dallas' Phillips returning

Posted Jan. 18, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
Although there has not been official word yet, Cowboys players indicated after the loss to the Vikings that Wade Phillips was going to be back next season.

Favre, Vikings advance with win over Cowboys

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Four touchdown passes from Brett Favre put the Vikings within a game of the Super Bowl with a 34-3 rout of the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the NFC championship Sunday.

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Vikes, ’Boys have plenty of playoff history

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
When Dallas visits Minnesota this Sunday it will mark the seventh time the two clubs have faced off in the playoffs — none more memorable than the divisional-playoff contest in 1975 that offered one of the greatest (and most controversial) finishes ...

’Boys' Austin says improvement led to breakout

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Ask Cowboys WR Miles Austin what he makes of his phenomenal season and he will point to the increased work he has put in over the past year.

Phillips: Barber 'wasn't feeling right' against Eagles

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The health of Cowboys RB Marion Barber has become one of the few issues following the team's rousing playoff victory over the Eagles.

Cowboys beat Eagles 34-14, end playoff skid

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Tony Romo broke open a scoreless game with five straight scoring drives in the second quarter, sending Dallas past Philadelphia 34-14 Saturday night for the Cowboys' first playoff victory since 1996. Dallas had lost six straight postseason games and would ...

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Romo taking sacks makes Cowboys better

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
QB Tony Romo is having his best and most complete season in terms of taking care of the football and making plays without hurting his team.

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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