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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

NFC East Spin cycle: Cruz-Manning again the difference

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
With the Eagles on bye, the Giants fended off the Redskins in a barn burner and the Cowboys stayed alive with a win at Carolina.

Bailey kicks Cowboys past Panthers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help the Cowboys defeat the Panthers 19-14.

Cowboys must find discipline to satisfy Jones

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
In order to meet the lofty expectations that Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys are capable of, they must become more disciplined.

Key matchup: Panthers WR Steve Smith vs. Cowboys secondary

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s Key Matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s battle between Panthers WR Steve Smith and the Cowboys’ secondary.

Cowboys RB Murray has ligament damage in foot

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray suffered ligament damage in his foot, but it is not a Lisfranc injury, ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer reported.

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants, Redskins on collision course

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Although the Cowboys and Eagles missed on late-game opportunities, the Giants and Redskins turned in statement victories.

Ravens beat Cowboys to continue home dominance

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jacoby Jones tied an NFL mark with a 108-yard kickoff return, and the Ravens beat the Cowboys 31-29 Sunday..

Cowboys want to eliminate negative run plays

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
One of the focuses of the Cowboys’ post-bye-week practices has been a focus on fixing the run game, which has included a lot of negative rushes.

NFC East Spin Cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Giants gained ground in the NFC East race as the Redskins (who lost a QB) and Eagles (who might change QBs) fell in close games.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dwelling on Cowboys' negatives

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Cowboys often seem to face their demons during their bye week, and this season is no different.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
At the quarter pole, the Eagles, Giants and Redskins and Cowboys are all at .500 or better.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

Cowboys' OL problems deep rooted

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The talk of the Cowboys’ offensive line issues has extended from August into September.

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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