Perhaps indicated by his very presence at Valley Ranch, recently signed quarterback Caleb Hanie says the team remains completely in the dark as to what Kyle Orton plans on doing in 2014.
Beginning shortly after the 2013 season came to an end, it was rumored that Orton was considering retirement. Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett and co. have said they expect him to return, but when the offseason conditioning program began on Monday, he was nowhere to be seen. Orton is under contract through the 2014 season.
“I don't think anybody is really sure what Kyle's doing," Hanie told ESPN Dallas. “I think it's one of those deals that he's either on the fence. I haven't spoken to him about it, but I'm not really sure what's going on. I do know I get to compete for a third string or second string. It's a good opportunity for me.”
To be sure, regardless of the events that led to him getting here, the Forney, TX native is just happy to have a chance to compete for a job with his hometown team.
"It's a blessing," Hanie said. "It's surreal. A little big, it's a childhood team. You dream about playing (for the Cowboys)."
Not counting Orton, the Cowboys now have three quarterbacks in the fold: Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie.
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