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07:21 AM ET 12.26 | Yes, there's a chance Dallas will turn to 41-year old quarterback Jon Kitna. The news of [Kitna] signing on to be the Dallas Cowboys' third quarterback caught the NFL by surprise, both because of his age and that he hadn't thrown a pass in an NFL setting since retiring in 2011. Coach Jason Garrett admitted the team didn't have Kitna on its radar when they began looking for quarterbacks this week to make up for the possible loss of starter Tony Romo because of a back injury. Garrett even thought it was a joke when Kitna called and asked if he could help. Kitna served as the Cowboys' backup quarterback the final three years of his 15-season career. "He actually reached out to us," Garrett said. "My comment back was, 'Are you serious?' He said, 'Absolutely.' He was excited about it."

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December 26, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Yea right.......

December 26, 2013  08:02 AM ET

He's got to be as good if not better then Orton..........time to re-think the QB situation in Dallas.

December 26, 2013  08:17 AM ET

the return of CRY=BABY kitna..... what a laugh...

December 26, 2013  08:36 AM ET

........and what will be funny Kitna takes them to the NFC Championship game.

December 26, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Well, he knows the offense!!!

December 26, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well, he knows the offense!!!

Then make him the O.C.

December 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET

I guess he'll be the greeter that sits at the entrance to the team facility

December 26, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's got to be as good if not better then Orton..........time to re-think the QB situation in Dallas.

Beg to disagree. Kitna was pathetic the last time he tried to play. Orton is still a very serviceable backup. He can't get into a shootout with Nick Foles, but I don't think there are more than 2 or 3 teams who can. Orton will execute the plays on time and not turn the ball over. It's just that won't be enough this weekend.

December 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Was actually calling for a ticket upgrade.

December 26, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's got to be as good if not better then Orton..........time to re-think the QB situation in Dallas.

My thoughts exactly. The starting QB for Dallas is 33 (?) years old and hasn't done much in the win column, Jerrah has to find his eventual replacement and this year and next year is a good time to find one.

December 26, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

........and what will be funny Kitna takes them to the NFC Championship game.

****** funniest comment today!

December 26, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Seems like an ok guy, a team player.

But make no mistake. If he's in the game for any reason, Dallas' season is over.

December 26, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Nice story about a guy brought in to run the scout team for a few days.

December 26, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Could be an up-grade since the present guy don't know how to protect a lead late in the game he would rather have Romo run around and throw the ball -then to feed it to the running back and run the clock out......with the lead Dallas throws the ball still over 40% of the time 3rd/4th qtr. - Romo ain't Peyton .......and leads to letting the other team get back in the game.

December 26, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Dallas' season is over...bringing a 41-year old is not going to help...the coaching staff needs to change...until then, the Dallas fans will continue to be disappointed

December 26, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

My thoughts exactly. The starting QB for Dallas is 33 (?) years old and hasn't done much in the win column, Jerrah has to find his eventual replacement and this year and next year is a good time to find one.

As long as Jerry Jones is playing GM and telling the coach what to do the Cowboys aren't winning anything.

December 26, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Could be an up-grade since the present guy don't know how to protect a lead late in the game he would rather have Romo run around and throw the ball -then to feed it to the running back and run the clock out......with the lead Dallas throws the ball still over 40% of the time 3rd/4th qtr. - Romo ain't Peyton .......and leads to letting the other team get back in the game.

Was suppose to be feedback to Qoute #6: " Then make him the O.C. "

December 26, 2013  10:58 AM ET

This is the best thing that could have happened to Romo.

If he plays and they win he becomes a hero. If he plays and they lose the texas history school books will be rewritten about the 301 Spartans on the plains of Thermopylae . If he does not play at all ( but he will-write it down), JJ and he draw a mulligan.

December 26, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Then make him the O.C.

Anyone would be better than Bill Callahan/Jason Garrett tandem.

 
December 26, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This is the best thing that could have happened to Romo.If he plays and they win he becomes a hero. If he plays and they lose the texas history school books will be rewritten about the 301 Spartans on the plains of Thermopylae . If he does not play at all ( but he will-write it down), JJ and he draw a mulligan.

not to mention Garrett

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