Jon Kitna hasn’t earned an NFL paycheck since 2011. After being signed by the Cowboys on Tuesday, he’ll get one — he just doesn’t plan on keeping it.
Orton will make his first start at quarterback in his two seasons with the Cowboys on Sunday night, unless Tony Romo can recover from a herniated disc.
A person with knowledge of the decision says the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement on a three-year deal with quarterback Kyle Orton to be Tony Romo’s backup.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna was hired as the football coach at Lincoln High School in Tacoma after retiring from a 15-year NFL career.
Though it comes as no surprise, backup quarterback Jon Kitna has told the Cowboys he will retire, according to reports.
The running back with 11 seasons of NFL experience was simply staying in shape when he got a call this week from the Cowboys, the team coached for his former teammate Jason Garrett.
The 39-year-old Kitna, in his third season as Tony Romo’s backup, hasn’t played since Nov. 13 because of a back injury.
Playing with a fractured rib, Tony Romo hit Jesse Holley on a 77-yard completion on the Cowboys’ first play of overtime that set up Dan Bailey’s winning 19-yard field goal, and Dallas rallied for a 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
In his third year with the Dallas Cowboys, Stephen McGee has taken on a new role: baby sitter.
Stephen McGee ran around to throw a 13-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion with 15 seconds left, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 24-23 victory over the Denver Broncos in a preseason opener Thursday night.
Jon Kitna is listed as questionable for the Dallas Cowboys’ season finale. He did not practice Friday, increasing the odds that quarterback Stephen McGee will make the first start of his NFL career Sunday in Philadelphia.
Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna has missed a second straight day of practice, making it less likely he will play the season finale.