You can breathe a sigh of relief, Dallas Cowboys fans – Kyle Orton will be returning to the Dallas Cowboys this season, at least that’s the expectation of Vice President Stephen Jones.
"Stephen Jones says he expects Kyle Orton to return in 2014."
The Cowboys went out and signed former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden earlier this month for insurance purposes as Orton was pondering potential retirement, but his return will push Weeden to third string behind Tony Romo and Orton.
That said, the 31-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and the fact that he’s seriously thought about retirement, you have to wonder if he’ll be willing to play beyond this season.
Regardless, Orton’s expected return will give the Cowboys a more stable backup presence than Weeden, who struggled through two seasons with the Browns before his release.
Orton appeared in three games for the Cowboys during the 2013 season, posting a near 65 percent completion rate, throwing two touchdowns (and two interceptions) in the process. Of course, one of those interceptions ended the Cowboys season in a Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, so there’s likely a sour taste still left in the mouth of Cowboys fans.