Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) throws under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles nose tackle Bennie Logan (96) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports



Tony Romo is recovering from his second back surgery in as many years. The Dallas Cowboys are being cautious with Romo.

And the Cowboys have Brandon Weeden as  his backup quarterback.

That is enough to let you know the Cowboys are in trouble if Kyle Orton decides to retire.

This is highly likely because Orton has not showed up to any volunteer camps this offseason. And he did not show up to the mandatory mini camp or take his mandatory physical.

The fact that he stands to lose 3.4 million dollars does not seem to faze him.

But it better faze the Cowboys because without Orton as the primary backup quarterback, the Cowboys are in trouble. That leaves the Cowboys with Weeden as the primary backup, along with Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vaughan.

I do not know about you, but that core of backups does not scare anyone if Romo is not able to play at the start of the season or if he gets hurt. Weeden was cut from Cleveland and the Cowboys are only paying him $570,000 if he makes the team!

If he makes the team?

Talk about confidence.

That alone lets you know the Cowboys do not have any faith in him. And that is why the Cowboys need to find Orton and do whatever it takes to bring him back.

Because Orton can play.

He is a bona fide backup more than capable of getting the job done.

Yes I remember the late game interception against the Eagles that cost the Cowboys the game and a chance to the playoffs. But he was efficient throughout the game and put the Cowboys in position to win the game.

Orton has proven he can play in the big games and lead a team. He is dependable.

But the same cannot be said of Weeden.






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  • IBleedBlue

    I’ll take ‘Understatement of the Year’ for $500 please, Alex.

  • El Valiente

    I say no, let him go and start grooming somebody new, if he doesn’t want to play, team doesn’t need him.

  • David

    With Romo the best case scenario is the Cowboys win 9 games and probably miss the playoffs. Without Romo they do not win 7 games, I dont care who the backup is. So Id rather see the Cowboys try and trade Orton if they can. If not let him retire..

  • Howard Willis

    I say let him go, he is just a distraction at this point, Weeden will be fine behind our O-line. If not then as the teams start their cuts I am sure there will be a QB or two that would surfice as a back up. Right now Weeden is getting all the reps, that alone should help him along.

  • Matty ice

    Let him go!! Simple he won’t be on the field anyway I think romo will make it through the year if he doesn’t I’m happy with weeden being in there at least he wants to be here so let him go..

  • Jack Farguson

    I agree with Howard. We have a good offensive line for Weeden that Cleveland didn’t have. We don’t need another player like Ratliff that doesn’t want to play for Dallas. They just suck everyone down then leave anyway. Create some kind of settlement and get the cancer out of the clubhouse or don’t. Orton was never a great quarterback anyway. He was serviceable much like Weeden.

  • texasaaa

    Weeden has been great in OTA’s. I hate being hostage to anyone and we have had our share of those. Good bye Orto and don’t let the door slap you in the as when you leave.

  • texasaaa

    Does anyone else have problems editi their post on here?