Cowboys backup quarterback Kyle Orton never showed up for mandatory minicamp at Valley Ranch last week. However, his agent David Dunn did make the trip to meet with team officials to discuss his client’s status, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Orton, who is considering retirement, has stayed away from Valley Ranch all offseason. He was hit with a fine of just under $70,000 for failing to report to minicamp last week, and he’ll be met with more fines if he doesn’t report when training camp begins next month.
“We'll make contact with him and his representatives and we anticipate him being at training camp,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “Communication is a big part of that situation and trying to understand why he wasn't here and taking the necessary steps you try and look at a guy's body of work.”
With Orton absent and Tony Romo still limited due to his back, Brandon Weeden took a good deal of the first team reps in minicamp and, for now anyway, is the team’s No. 2 quarterback.
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