Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton (8) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Dallas Cowboys sign QB Kyle Orton to backup Tony Romo

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The Dallas Cowboys have just found themselves a new backup for their franchise quarterback Tony Romo, coming to terms with former Bears, Broncos, and Chiefs signal caller Kyle Orton.

Orton was most recently with the Chiefs, who signed him after his release from the Denver Broncos, the team that decided to move on with Tim Tebow as their starter.

He appeared in four total games with three starts completing 59 of 97 passes for 779 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

In a strange twist of fate it is now Tebow who could be without a job as the Broncos are working hard to sign free agent quarterback Peyton Manning, and he is said to be very interested in coming to Denver.

Orton was drafed by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft. He spent four seasons with Chicago before being traded to Denver once the team acquired quarterback Jay Cutler.

In his seven year career Orton has completed 58.3% of his passes for 14,532 yards, 80 touchdowns, and 57 interceptions.

Many thought Orton could have garnered attention from several teams as a potential starter later in free agency, but his move to sign with Dallas signifies he may know his time as an NFL starter is over.

That or he thinks he can beat out Tony Romo.

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