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Kyle Orton excited for Week 17 opportunity

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01:07 PM ET 12.26 | It is expected that veteran quarterback Kyle Orton will be the Dallas Cowboys' starting signal-caller for the regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, with the NFC East title on the line. Thanks to an injury to Tony Romo, the opportunity is there for Orton to help the Cowboys reach the playoffs. While there is plenty of pressure for Orton heading in to this weekend, he is excited for the opportunity to get back on the field and show that he is still a capable quarterback in this league.

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December 27, 2013  01:53 AM ET

Dallas is no longer America's team so who cares?

December 27, 2013  07:07 AM ET

$10 says he never steps on the field.

December 27, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Kyle Orton....geezus.

December 27, 2013  08:07 AM ET

"While there is plenty of pressure for Orton heading in to this weekend, he is excited for the opportunity to get back on the field and show that he is still a capable quarterback in this league."

He's never been a capable NFL quarterback. Why start now?

December 27, 2013  08:47 AM ET

If he plays, this could be Orton's Super Bowl!

December 27, 2013  10:21 AM ET

"Kyle Orton excited for Week 17 opportunity"

Kyle Orton should be excited that someone still had his phone number.

December 27, 2013  11:30 AM ET

"Kyle Orton excited for Week 17 opportunity"

Looking at the above picture, that's THE most excited I've ever seen Kyle Orton get.

December 27, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's never been a capable NFL quarterback. Why start now?

That's what they said about Josh McCown. He's got no flash or dash but, he can manage a game quite well. He'll be around the league for a while. And ... when the overpriced, over-hyped QB goes down, he'll be there to get the job done.

December 27, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

$10 says he never steps on the field.

Romo had surgery on his back this morning... he's done.

December 27, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

That's what they said about Josh McCown. He's got no flash or dash but, he can manage a game quite well. He'll be around the league for a while. And ... when the overpriced, over-hyped QB goes down, he'll be there to get the job done.

Josh McClown isn't a starting QB, either.

December 27, 2013  01:48 PM ET

I would imagine that Philly is more excited than Kyle that he is starting.

December 27, 2013  04:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Josh McClown isn't a starting QB, either.

He's played better than Eli has this season.

December 27, 2013  04:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He's played better than Eli has this season.

This is true. But, remember, it's Bad Eli, not Eli.

December 27, 2013  05:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

This is true. But, remember, it's Bad Eli, not Eli.

Also true.

December 27, 2013  05:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Josh McClown isn't a starting QB, either.

I expect he will be next year though.

December 28, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I would imagine that Philly is more excited than Kyle that he is starting.

Not necessarily.

Most likely means they'll run the ball more. And I can always count on Romo to choke away a close game.

Possibly works in the Cowboys favor, as crazy as that sounds.

 
December 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET

And the Cowboys passing game is pretty much just force the ball to Dez Bryant - doesn't matter who is playing QB IMO.

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