The Dallas Cowboys ended their stand off with back up quarterback Kyle Orton, with Adam Schefter of ESPN reporting earlier in the week that the Cowboys were set to release Orton.
Dallas Cowboys are releasing QB Kyle Orton, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2014
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray called it a business move, but reiterating his faith in the front office to do what is best for team.
“Kyle is a great guy and a really good quarterback and a good friend,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But it’s a business. They decided what’s best for the team. They know what’s best.
“They didn’t think he was a fit, so I think they made a decision that they thought was best for the team.”
That leaves the Cowboys with Brandon Weeden, formerly of the Cleveland Browns, as the back up quarterback on the roster. The Cowboys aren’t using Orton’s spot to bring in another quarterback. According to the Dallas Morning News they used it to sign free agent tight end Dallas Walker.
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