Jon Kitna Tells Team He’s Retiring

Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna has informed the team of his plans to retire, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports.

The 39-year-old Kitna replaced an injured Tony Romo in the Cowboys’ overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2, completing six of 10 pass attempts for 87 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions before turning the reigns back over to Romo.

Kitna would appear in two more games before finishing the season on injured reserve with a back injury.

Originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Central Washington in 1996, Kitna completed 2,677 of 4,442 pass attempts for 29,745 yards with 169 touchdowns and 165 interceptions in 141 games with the Seahawks (1997-2000), Cincinnati Bengals (2001-05), Detroit Lions (2006-08) and Cowboys, where he’s spent the last four seasons.


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