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.
Kyle Orton doesn’t show up for Day 1 of Cowboys’ off-season program http://t.co/bZYypaOSLm
— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) April 21, 2014
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.