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Veteran QB Set to Visit Valley Ranch



    With the Dallas Cowboys seemingly ready to move on from the idea that former Aggie quarterback Stephen McGee can be a backup in the NFL, the team is going to be looking far and wide for a capable backup in free agency.

    After all, Tony Romo is no spring chicken any more and has shown a history of being injured at least once a year, whether he misses time or not, so it'd be wise to bring in a capable veteran to rely on if Romo goes down again.

    It appears one of the first veteran signal-callers set to visit Valley Ranch will be former Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton.

    The Cowboys tried to claim Orton off of waivers last season when the Broncos cut him in favor of Tim Tebow after Jon Kitna was deemed not healthy, but missed out to the Chiefs.

    Orton is no star, but he's had his moments recently and is certainly a more-than-capable NFL backup. In 2009 and 2010 in Denver, Orton neared 4,000 yards and had at least 20 touchdown passes so he can certainly get the job done when called upon and he's not even 30 years old yet.

    Don't be shocked if Orton gets a deal before he leaves the Cowboys' facility in the coming days.