Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the sideline during a game against the New Orleans Saints.
Sean Lee was at Valley Ranch Wednesday, helping his teammates prepare to replace him.
Kyle Orton hasn’t been there all off-season, leaving the Cowboys in limbo about replacing him.
Unlike Lee, who showed up and attended OTAs just a day after suffering a season-ending torn ACL, Orton’s commitment to the franchise can be evidenced by the fact that since the Cowboys’ final game last December he hasn’t spoken to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson nor teammate Tony Romo.
“Am I surprised that Orton’s not here?” Romo told a pack of reporters inside the locker room Tuesday afternoon. “I’m not sure what you mean.”
The reporters, however, wouldn't let the quarterback off the hook about his backup, asking Romo to talk about Orton’s commitment when compared to other Cowboys players.
“Yeah, um, I don’t have any comment on that.”
Orton might retire this offseason. If he does return to Valley Ranch, sounds like his first completion needs to be an explanation to Tony Romo.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.