Cowboys Sign QB Kyle Orton To Three-Year Deal

Wednesday March 14th, 2012

The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton to a three-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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After failing to land the NFL’s most notable free agent in Peyton Manning, the Chiefs have now lost Orton who they claimed off waivers last November after a season-ending injury to starting quarterback Matt Cassel.  In his first game as the Chiefs starter, Orton led them to a 19-14 upset over the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers. In his six-year career, Orton has compiled a 79.4 rating, totaling 14,532 yards and 80 touchdowns.  With the Cowboys, Orton will serve as the backup to starting quarterback Tony Romo.

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