Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) throws prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys still expect Kyle Orton to return in 2014


The future of quarterback Kyle Orton remains up in the air as he hasn’t yet reported to the Cowboys and there is the impending threat of retirement that is making a lot of people nervous. But while it’s being argued that he has had a good career and doesn’t need to come back, the Cowboys think he’s going to and are standing by that.

According Calvin Watkins from ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys are still confident that backup quarterback Kyle Orton will show up this year and be a part of the team.

There’s also the matter of his salary as $3 million is a lot to walk away from, and it’s hard to see Orton just picking up that kind of cash somewhere else. He’d be no more than a backup and the Cowboys have Brandon Weeden waiting in the background to take over the No. 2 spot if Orton retires, but it still seems like he may have something left in the tank.

Even if it looks like he may be done, the Cowboys are convinced he isn’t and clearly aren’t taking no for an answer until they actually hear it from him.

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