Chiefs' Orton lands with Cowboys

Kyle Orton, who split last season between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, has signed with the Dallas Cowboys, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

Orton was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs late in the year and helped Romeo Crennel remove the interim tag from his title as the Chiefs won two of three games Orton started down the stretch.

While Mortensen said the move is a good one for the Cowboys, it is somewhat curious on Orton's part, because Crennel and Chiefs GM Scott Pioli had wanted to keep him and with so many teams starved for a competent starting QB, Orton could have probably landed elsewhere with at least a competition to be the No. 1.

In Dallas, he will back up Tony Romo. But then again after losing his job to Tim Tebow in Denver, Orton is used to backing up a quarterback who polarizes the fan base.

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