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Danny White: Cowboys better off Sunday with Kyle Orton

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06:49 AM ET 12.29 | Former Cowboys quarterback Danny White recently joined Fox Sports Los Angeles to talk about the team. On if the Cowboys can beat the Eagles with Kyle Orton: "As crazy as this may sound, I think their chances of winning the game just got better. The reason I say that is I can't tell you how many times I've seen backup quarterbacks come in, and it raises everybody's intensity, their level of concentration. Everybody knows no that their leader is not there with them, and it'll do one of two things, they'll either crater and go right in the tank or they'll rise to the occasion and every guy will play just a little bit better. He'll concentrate harder, make fewer little mistakes, and those are the things that win and lose big games. I've seen that happen over and over and over again. It may not be because of Kyle Orton that they win the game or because of his play but simply because everybody else will play just a little bit harder and raise their game to a higher level."

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December 29, 2013  08:14 AM ET

I think everyone is just sick of Romo, but Orton isn't the answer to anything.

December 29, 2013  08:45 AM ET

There is some truth in what he says. If it's true, the sad part is it shows that the Cowboys have not come to play every week. Either way, the backup boost doesn't usually last long.

December 29, 2013  08:45 AM ET

the defense sucks-
how's that romo's fault ?

romo makes bonehead decisions late- granted.
but if the D was even REMOTELY decent-
they'd put all these games away before romo has a chance to
go romo

December 29, 2013  08:58 AM ET

I would be willing to bet that Orton will not audible out of a run into a pass if they have a lead and are trying to run out the clock. Running the ball has a way of cutting out those last minute game losing interceptions.

Having said that, JGB is completely correct.

December 29, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I would be willing to bet that Orton will not audible out of a run into a pass if they have a lead and are trying to run out the clock. Running the ball has a way of cutting out those last minute game losing interceptions.Having said that, JGB is completely correct.

on the flip side-
with orton-
they might not have a lead though, late for him to screw it up
thats the rub.
orton can't make plays like romo does through 3 1/2 quarters

December 29, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Who knows more about under achieving QB's than Danny White?

December 29, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Cowboy fans are a out to get a whole new appreciation for Tony Romo.

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December 29, 2013  09:48 AM ET

I suppose he is right in the sense that the play calling , as in actually sticking to the running game, will help. But Orton is not a down field threat, he is a short passing game guy. We shall see.

December 29, 2013  10:27 AM ET

As a Cowboy fan I hope Orton has a great game and can lead the team to victory. I never thought I would write this but I wish Dallas had signed Tebow or Vince Young instead of Kitna as Orton's backup. The 3rd quarterback should be a guy that can run and give the offense more wrinkles and if Orton gets hurt, 41 year old Kitna will be a statue.

December 29, 2013  10:29 AM ET

The last backup QB with a questionable arm to play against Philly? Matt Cassel. And Minnesota has no D, just like the 'Boys. Even without AD in uniform, they ran the ball down Philly's throat. I'm not predicting a Dallas win, but it is more than possible.

December 29, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Cowboy fans are a out to get a whole new appreciation for Tony Romo.

You're probably correct. I don't think Orton has as good a s hit eating grin after throwing an INT but we'll find out. :o)

December 29, 2013  10:46 AM ET

I think Kyle will be solid in the pocket when the 4th Qtr kicks in. He won't throw back-to-back INTs that doom Dallas' chance to get to the playoffs. Romo is jinxed, he has proven time and time and time again that he doesn't have the ability to help win a game when all the marbles are on the field. It would be a hoot if Orton and the secondary made a deep run in the playoffs despite the incompetence of the Dallas coaching staff.

December 29, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Another reason for Romo's injury being regrettable is that it gives Jerrah wiggle-room. With Tony out, now Jerrah can blame the team's mediocrity of Romo's injury. The Cowboys lack of post season success (for decades now) rests squarely with Jerrah Jones and no one else.

December 29, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I think Kyle will be solid in the pocket when the 4th Qtr kicks in. He won't throw back-to-back INTs that doom Dallas' chance to get to the playoffs. Romo is jinxed, he has proven time and time and time again that he doesn't have the ability to help win a game when all the marbles are on the field. It would be a hoot if Orton and the secondary made a deep run in the playoffs despite the incompetence of the Dallas coaching staff.

LOL

December 29, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I would be willing to bet that Orton will not audible out of a run into a pass if they have a lead and are trying to run out the clock. Running the ball has a way of cutting out those last minute game losing interceptions.Having said that, JGB is completely correct.

The coaching staff is primarily responsible for those games where they throw 44 times to 19 rush attempts in a close game.

December 29, 2013  11:01 AM ET

Orton has attempted a total of 15 passes in his two seasons with the Cowboys -- five coming in the Week 14 blowout loss to the Chicago Bears.

There is no foundation for Orton being successful here. He should hope for a lucky Eli horseshoe to be thrown his way. The fact that JJ has total confidence in him is the KOD!

December 29, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think everyone is just sick of Romo, but Orton isn't the answer to anything.

Can't see Orton and Cowboys beating the current Eagles' juggernaut. Foles is to efficient and the Eagles are revved. Cowboys: always iffy lately.

December 29, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Their aren't too may quarterbacks that play as hard as Tony, tough break!!!

 
December 29, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Can't see Orton and Cowboys beating the current Eagles' juggernaut. Foles is to efficient and the Eagles are revved. Cowboys: always iffy lately.

The last time Dallas played Philly, Foles looked hoorible. Hopefully Dallas can do it again.

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