The 6-4, 225-pound signal-caller has struck a three-year agreement with the Dallas Cowboys. He wasn’t the only free agent from the Chiefs visiting Cowboys headquarters on Tuesday. Cornerback Brandon Carr also dropped by and is expected to sign in the near future.
Orton, 29, looks to replace Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee as the top backup quarterback and could give starting signal-caller Tony Romo a run for his money. Some healthy competition never hurt anyone, especially at the quarterback position.
The former Purdue Boilermaker was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Bears. Entering his eighth season in the league, Orton has displayed a 35-34 career record as a starter an an 80-57 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
At the very least, in the event of Romo going down yet again, Orton is a worthy and fairly reliable option to keep things afloat.
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