By Will Yoder
December 14, 2011

The Dallas Cowboys have placed veteran quarterback Jon Kitna on the injured reserve with a back injury, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

[tweet https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/147000036750925824 align='center']

Kitna, 39, has played 15 season the NFL for four different teams. Last season, playing in reserve for an injured Tony Romo, Kitna helped the Cowboys go 4-5 in a nine game span while passing for 16 touchdowns and posting a 88.9 quarterback rating.

Kitna’s best season came in 2003 when he started 16 games for the Cincinnati Bengals, helping lead them to an 8-8 record. The then 31-year-old quarterback threw for a career-high 26 touchdowns while passing for 3591 yards.

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