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Cowboys QB Kyle Orton Considering Retirement?

February 21, 2014 Cowboys

According to Clarence Hill and Charean Williams the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys backup QB Kyle Orton has yet to commit to playing next season.

Orton has reportedly talked about “walking away” which has left the Cowboys not knowing whether to expect him to return in 2014.

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas recently mentioned that the Orton could be a potential cap casualty, as the Cowboys look to free up some much needed cap space.

Archer suggested that Dallas to approach him regarding a restructuring of his contract, but added that they could save $1 million by releasing him outright.

Should Orton call it a career, he would have to reimburse the Cowboys a prorated amount of the signing bonus received a few years back, which would boast their cap saving further.

Orton, 31, is considered to be one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league by many around the NFL. He 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.

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