Frank Heinz, NBC 5 News
The Dallas Cowboys have maintained all offseason that they expect backup Kyle Orton to attend mandatory mini-camp. But that mini-camp is next week, and head coach Jason Garrett still hasn’t talked to Orton.
Speaking at OTAs on Thursday, Garrett says he hopes to get in touch with Orton between now and then.
"I haven’t spoken with him directly," Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I'm trying to get with him. He’s trying to get with me. And hopefully we have a good conversation."
Orton is reportedly leaning toward retirement, but the Cowboys don’t want to let him go with a year left on his contract. If the veteran does sit out mini-camp, he will be fined $70,000.
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