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Cowboys Expect QB Kyle Orton To Be Back Next Season

 

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones told reporters on Monday that they expect veteran QB Kyle Orton to return for the 2014 season, per Calvin Watkins.

This comes a week after the Cowboys signed Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract. There has been talk that Orton could retire this offseason, but it appears as though Dallas is comfortable carrying three quarterbacks next year.

Orton, 31, is entering the final year of his contract and will make $3.25 million for the 2014 season.

He is considered to be one of the better backup quarterbacks in the league. Last year, Orton stepped in for Tony Romo after he suffered a season-ending back injury towards the end of the regular season and three for 358 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in a loss to the Eagles.