Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) along the sidelines during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Orton excited for Week 17 opportunity


It is expected that veteran quarterback Kyle Orton will be the Dallas Cowboys starting signal-caller for the regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, with the NFC East title on the line. Thanks to an injury to Tony Romo, the opportunity is there for Orton to help the Cowboys reach the playoffs.

While there is plenty of pressure for Orton heading in to this weekend, he is excited for the opportunity to get back on the field and show that he is still a capable quarterback in this league.

“I’ve been here a couple of years,” Orton said, via Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. “It’s not like I just walked in the door.

“I’m excited. I really feel like my game is in a great spot right now, and I’m really confident heading into the week. I’ve played a lot of games in this league and had some success, so [I’m] just excited with the group of guys I’ve got around me.”

Orton certainly has experience and he’s not new to the league, so he should be able to stay composed if he gets the call and put his best foot forward as Dallas fights for a playoff spot.

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