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Cowboys Sign Orton

The Cowboys have found their veteran to back up Tony Romo for the next three years. The Boys reached a three year deal with journeyman quarterback Kyle Orton. Orton was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round. He played four seasons with the Bears, appearing in 18 games, before he was traded to the Denver Broncos in a deal that saw Jay Cutler go to Chicago.

Orton had a three year stint in Denver until he was released after he started five games and then found the bench behind Tim Tebow for the second year in a row during the 2011 campaign. He was picked up off waivers by Kansas City and started the last three games of the year for the Chiefs.

Orton has a career 14,532 yards, 80 touchdowns and 57 interceptions. He comes to Dallas to serve as the backup for Tony Romo and a mentor for the still developing Stephen McGee.

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