Cowboys Jon Kitna donating earnings from this week’s game

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a Dallas Cowboys helmet prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jot Kitna is spending his winter vacation away from teaching math in Tacoma, Washington at Lincoln High School to be a backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.  The 41-year old quarterback, last with the Cowboys in 2011, has told the Dallas Morning News he intends to donate the money he is earning this week to the high school.

Kitna is set to earn about $55,000 for this week and is putting it all back into the high school.  He was predominately brought in to run the scout team as he is familiar with the offense from his time with the Cowboys as Tony Romo’s backup.  The Cowboys are still not conceding that Romo’s back injury will end his year and hoping the treatments he is receiving, including epidural injections will make it so the pain is bearable enough where he could conceivably play.

In the meantime, Kyle Orton is set to go this week in the division deciding game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football with Kitna as his backup.  Should Kitna be forced into action, something went horribly wrong, but he has apparently stayed in shape and knows the offense.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Jon Kitna

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  • SmartThinking

    It’s a nice gesture on Kitna’s part. Let’s hope he doesn’t have to enter the fray. A 41 year old quarterback who hasn’t thrown a pass or been hit by an NFL lineman in two years will only serve to make this Sunday’s spectacle even more garish than it probably is going to be anyway.

  • Old Frog

    Now that’s an RKG!!!

  • R Ch

    Kitna has long been one of the genuine “good guys” of the NFL…or of any other sport, for that matter. Not a spectacular talent, he consistently worked hard and provided a real-life leadership model. I think the high school kids he’s now working with are quite blessed to have John Kitna to look to as they begin making life decisions.

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