Jul 21, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Tony Romo (9) and Kyle Orton (18) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Kyle Orton did not report to voluntary workouts Monday


The Dallas Cowboys are currently waiting to hear back from Kyle Orton regarding his future in the National Football League.

He’s been considering retirement for awhile now and could be leaving $3.25 million on the table just to back up Tony Romo. Orton had the opportunity to win the NFC East for the Cowboys after Romo was shelved for the final game of the year but threw an interception during the final moments of the game to hand the division title to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Cowboys signed former first round draft pick Brandon Weeden from the Cleveland Browns. Which was a pretty interesting signing, because now Cleveland doesn’t have their two first round picks from that draft class on their roster. They traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts last year and pretty much handed Weeden to Dallas.

Now according to Clarence Hill on Twitter, Orton was a no-show for Day 1 of Cowboys’ voluntary workouts that started today.

I have a strong feeling that Orton will either retire, or he’ll be released by the Cowboys. Orton retiring would allow the Cowboys to save $3.25 million but would still have $2.25 million counting towards their 2015 cap even if he’s not on the roster.

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  • Joe Rasgoni

    Weeden was signed as a FA. Dallas did not trade for him.

  • SmartThinking

    Big whoop!!! A bonafide NFL QB like Orton is allowed to leave this team and a dud like Weeden is moved to backup Romo just to save $3.5M????

    No one knows how Romo will fare in the pre-season, or, if he can take a hit and not crumble. Orton is the best-case insurance policy for this team at twice the price!

    I have to seriously question the motives … and the logic … of this team’s coaches.