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

DeMarco Murray on Kyle Orton: ‘They decided what’s best for the team’


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.

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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  • Earl Robertson

    Ok with letting Orton go,he couldn’t do anything when he had his chance but throw an int. But why in the heck would they get another TE??? They got three very good ones, why didn’t they get a defensive dude that actually might have a chance to make the team?

    • JoeDaBeast

      I’m sure that one will become available at the end of pre-season. Maybe the tight end is for the 2TE sets and not wearing out those aforementioned good TEs.