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Kyle Orton subject of interest from Dallas Cowboys after Tony Romo injury

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The Dallas Cowboys managed to overcome their fierce rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, on Sunday afternoon, but the win came at a huge cost.

Tony Romo was forced out of the game with an injury in the third quarter, the talismanic quarterback later diagnosed with a fractured left clavicle.

Making contact

With a timeline on Romo's recovery uncertain, and the much-maligned Brandon Weeden as the only viable replacement at present, NFL insider Ian Rapoport has revealed the Cowboys looked into bringing one former roster member, and now retired signal-caller, in as injury cover.

Orton was with the Cowboys between 2012-2013, and the fact Dallas were even willing to consider the veteran as an option is surprising considering how his time with the franchise ended.

Failing to report for Cowboys OTAs and workouts in the offseason prior to the 2014 season, Orton was ultimately released by the franchise in July of that year as Brandon Weeden won the role of backup to Romo.

Unpopular option

Even with Romo out for the foreseeable future, a return for the 32-year-old wouldn't have been envisaged by those calling for the Cowboys to beef up their options at the position.

For now at least, it looks like Weeden has control of the Dallas offense moving forward. Should the franchise place Romo on the short-term IR list as expected, practice squad member Kellen Moore will likely be promoted if a more suitable option cannot be found in the near future.

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