Jason Garrett knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a backup quarterback in the NFL, and one of those things--which was one of Jon Kitna’s greatest strengths in his three seasons with Dallas--is the acceptance of the fact that your greatest contributions to the team may not (and probably won’t) come on the field, a deference to the greater good of the team.
And according to Garrett, Dallas’s new backup, Kyle Orton, knows the role well. Before signing with Dallas, in fact, Orton reportedly spoke to Kitna about the job of backing up starter Tony Romo. The result, Garrett believes, will have a good impact on Romo and the offense.
“[Orton]’s a real pro,” Garrett said, per the ESPN Dallas. “I think he understands the situation. He’s been a starter in this league. He’s been a backup in this league. I think he understands the importance of team chemistry and chemistry within that quarterback room.”
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