Cowboys to release Kyle Orton

Former Purdue Boilermaker Kyle Orton.
Former Purdue Boilermaker Kyle Orton.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Dallas Cowboys are releasing backup quarterback Kyle Orton, according to multiple media reports.

The former Purdue Boilermaker skipped all of the offseason workouts and was fined close to $70,000 as he considered retirement since the 2013 season ended.

Releasing Orton adds almost $1.13 million to the Cowboys salary cap this season and close to $2.26 million into the teams 2015 cap.

Orton was 33 of 51 for 398 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in last season’s finale after Cowboys starter Tony Romo was lost to a back injury.

For his career, Orton has a 35-35 record as a starter, completing 1,326 of 2,265 passes for 15,019 yards with 83 touchdowns and 59 interceptions. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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