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18 Kyle Orton QB
Height/Weight: 6-4/228 | Birthdate: 11/14/1982 | Birthplace: Altoona, IA, USA | Team: Dallas | College: Purdue | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 5/3 | Average Draft Position: 240.62
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Kyle Orton expected to return to Cowboys


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) After talking to Kyle Orton's agent, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he expects the 31-year-old quarterback to play in 2014, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Orton, who had considered retiring, is set to make $3.25 million in the final year of his contract.

Cowboys still waiting to hear from Kyle Orton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The Cowboys still don't know if quarterback Kyle Orton will play in 2014, reports ESPN.com. Owner Jerry Jones assumes Orton will play because he's scheduled to earn $3.25 million this season, but there's been no confirmation.

Jerry Jones believes Kyle Orton will play in 2014


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) With talk swirling that backup quarterback Kyle Orton might retire, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he believes Orton will play this season, reports ESPN.com. Jones said he discussed the issue with Orton's agent, but not the quarterback himself.

Kyle Orton could decide to retire


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Cowboys backup quarterback Kyle Orton could decide to retire, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Orton has one year left on his contract, but he has yet to commit to playing next season.

“No I don't know [that he is coming back]," team vice president Stephen Jones said. "But I haven't gone and asked him."


Kyle Orton comes off bench to throw for 358 yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) Playing for the injured Tony Romo, Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton hit 30 of 46 throws for 358 yards in Week 17 vs. the Eagles. But Orton threw two big interceptions, including one in the final two minutes that ended Dallas' season.

Orton, who fell to 35-35 as a starter, smartly relied on Dez Bryant and Jason Witten to move the chains. He targeted them a combined 29 times. But he forced his final throw to Miles Austin, corner Brandon Boykin picking it off.

Orton found tight end Gavin Escobar for a 17-yard touchdown in the second quarter. With just under four minutes left in the game, Orton zipped one over the middle to Bryant, who took it 32 yards for the score. That brought Dallas within 24-22. The two-point try failed when Orton's pass to Bryant was broken up.

Orton generally impressed in his first start since 2011. Assuming Romo comes back healthy, Orton will return to the bench as he remains under contract.


Good weapons, good matchup make Kyle Orton intriguing


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) The Cowboys are legitimately confident in Kyle Orton, the high-priced backup who's expected to start Sunday night vs. the Eagles. "Kyle has played at a high level and had a lot of success in the league, so [he is] somebody we respect," tight end Jason Witten said, per ESPN.com.

Added coach Jason Garrett: “He’s very prepared. He’s an experienced guy. He throws the football very well. He’s smart, he’s tough, he’s accurate. He understands what you’re trying to do on offense. He understands defenses. He knows where the ball needs to go. He has a poise and a calmness and a composure about him of a veteran player.”

Orton, 31, is 35-34 as a starter. He's tossed 81 touchdowns against 57 interceptions, but has thrown just 15 passes over the last two seasons. Still, his Week 17 matchup is good enough that CBSSports.com senior Fantasy experts Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg rank Orton 14th and 18th respectively among quarterbacks. Nathan Zegura ranks Orton 21st.

The Eagles give up the 7th-most Fantasy points (20.5 per game) to opposing quarterbacks, with three of the past five scoring at least 24 Fantasy points. Philly ranks 30th in passing yards allowed (285.2).

With weapons like Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray and Terrance Williams, Orton has a good chance to succeed Sunday night.


Jason Garrett: Kyle Orton is 'a heck of a player'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) If Tony Romo (back) can't play Sunday vs. Philadelphia, the Cowboys would turn to Kyle Orton. Coach Jason Garrett called Orton "a heck of a player... He's smart, he's tough, he's accurate."

Orton, 31, has completed 58.4 percent of his career passes, with 81 touchdowns and 57 interceptions. "We have a lot of confidence in him, the guys have a lot of confidence in him," Garrett said. "We feel awfully good about that situation if Tony's not available."

Garrett added the Cowboys plan to add a quarterback this week.


Kyle Orton leads touchdown drive


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Cowboys backup quarterback Kyle Orton replaced Tony Romo late in the blowout loss at Chicago and led Dallas to a touchdown with 11 seconds left. Orton hit 3 of 5 passes for 40 yards, setting up Joseph Randle's 1-yard scoring run.

Orton faces the Packers in Week 15.


Good news and bad news for Cowboys in loss to Cardinals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) The good news for the Cowboys in their 12-7 loss to Arizona: Backup quarterback Alex Tanney competed 14 of 17 for 116 yards and a touchdown. The bad news: They turned the ball over six times, including two picks from Kyle Orton and one fumble each from three receivers.

Orton throws a TD in garbage time


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2012) Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton threw his first touchdown pass of the season in Week 4 against the Bears. Orton, who entered the contest late in the fourth quarter with the game already decided, was able to find Jason Witten on a 5-yard scoring strike. He finished 9 for 10 for 89 yards and a score in his lone series of work.