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Kyle Orton Not In Attendance For Cowboys Minicamp

 

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Cowboys backup QB Kyle Orton is not in attendance for the Cowboys minicamp, which gets underway today.

  • According to Rapoport, it appears as though Orton is strongly considering retirement.

Previous reports have maintained that Orton has been leaning towards calling it a career, even though Dallas has said publicly that they would like to have him back this season.

The Cowboys can force Orton to pay back the $3 million signing bonus he received a few years ago if he does in fact retire.

Dallas signed some extra quarterback depth this offseason when they brought in Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie. There is no question they would prefer to have someone with more experience playing behind Tony Romo, who underwent back surgery at the end of last season.

In 2013, Orton stepped in for Romo after he suffered a season-ending back injury. Orton threw for 358 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a loss to the Eagles.

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