SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 21: Quarterback Jon Kitna #3 of the Dallas Cowboys in action during the pre-season NFL football game against San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 21, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
If nothing else, Jon Kitna is experienced. Some of this experience comes from Detroit, which means that he’s also well-versed in seasons gone bad. In this regard, anyway, he’s probably a pretty capable leader for the Dallas Cowboys, a team picked by many to go to the Super Bowl who are now sitting at 1-5.
Kitna will start for the next six to eight weeks and perhaps beyond, as the starter Tony Romo nurses a fractured left clavicle.
Sunday will mark his first start since 2008, as a member of the Lions--and it’s worth noting that he was benched later in that season. But the veteran Kitna can’t dwell on such facts because, as of now, he’s the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and he has a job to do.
"We have 10 weeks left in this season, but the most important thing is that we need to stop the bleeding, so to speak, and get a win as soon as possible," Kitna said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That would be this week.''
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