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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

Thursday's 60-second rant: Could Cowboys be a contender?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
An impressive Week One upset victory over the archrival Giants on a national stage could bode well for the Cowboys’ future.

Cowboys romp past Giants to open season

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw three TD passes to lead the Cowboys over the Giants in the NFL season opener on Wednesday night.

Cowboys TE Witten to play in season opener

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is active for Wednesday night’s season opener. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Witten was medically cleared. 

Report: Witten offers to sign waiver to play

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ noon ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is doubtful for Wednesday's opener vs. the Giants but is reportedly willing to sign a medical waiver so he can play.

Witten doubtful, Nicks questionable for opener

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is doubtful for Wednesday night’s NFL season opener against the Giants, and Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is questionable.

Giants will start Locklear at left tackle

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Giants will replace starting OLT Will Beatty with journeyman Sean Locklear in the season opener against the Cowboys.

No new labor talks scheduled for refs, NFL

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
After meeting this weekend, the NFL and the referees' union have no further talks planned.

Cowboys have to wait for CT scan on Witten

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten won't know until Tuesday if he will be cleared to play in the season opener.

Cowboys release QB McGee, sign TE Cochart

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released No. 3 QB Stephen McGee and claimed TE Colin Cochart off waivers from Cincinnati on Saturday.

Rookie WR Coale among final cuts for Cowboys

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Rookie WR Danny Coale was released Friday by the Cowboys, who had to cut 22 players to get to the NFL-mandated roster of 53.

Dolphins ship OL Cook to Cowboys

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
The Dolphins traded reserve OL Ryan Cook to the Cowboys for a 2013 seventh-round pick, according to multiple reports.

Dolphins charter jet clips other plane at DFW airport

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
A plane chartered by the Dolphins clipped a parked plane as it prepared to take off from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Former NFL WR Hurd ordered jailed in drug case

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
A judge has ordered ex-NFL WR Sam Hurd jailed indefinitely for allegedly failing drug tests and attempting to arrange a drug deal while out on bond.

Cowboys have guidelines in place for Dez Bryant

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday the Cowboys have a set of guidelines in place for WR Dez Bryant to hold him accountable.

Cowboys make cuts, place Kowalski on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Cowboys released 11 players on Monday and placed C-OG Kevin Kowalski on the reserve/PUP list.

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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