In an interview with a local Dallas sports radio host, new Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton discussed why he choose to come to a team with an established No. 1 QB instead of competing for a starting spot:
"Well I've kind of been in that situation the last three or four years just going into camp and competing. To be honest with you I don't think that situation has worked for me. I don't think it's worked out for the club. I think you need to know who your guy is going to be going right into the season and backing that guy. I don't think that's been the situation that I have been in and I really didn't want to get into that situation again. I'm fine with knowing my role as the backup on this team. I am going to be the best backup I can and support Tony [Romo] any way that I can."
Orton, at 29, has found himself in the middle of the media circus that is a QB controversy several times in his seven-year NFL career, most notably last season in Denver, where he was cut in order to free up a starting job for Tim Tebow.
That could be a very good thing for Dallas, as given the intense spotlight on the QB here, the last thing the Cowboys need is another signal caller looking for the limelight.