The Cowboys remain in a wait and see mode with backup quarterback Kyle Orton on his playing status for next year.
Owner Jerry Jones said they want Orton to return next and have indicated as much his agent but have yet ot get definitive answer on his plans.
“Well, we have talked to his agent and we want him to play next year – for us,” Jones said. “I think that's the best thing to say. He hasn't indicated that he has decided or not decided to play. If he plays, we want him to play with the Cowboys.”
Jones said he not spent time worried about Orton not coming back because he anticipates him playing based on simple math and logic. Jones doesn’t see him walking away from a job that requires him to hold a clip board for the majority of the time, paying $3.25 million base salary next year _ especially since if he retired he would have to pay the Cowboys back some pro-rated signing bonus money.
“I can logically look at it and think that he would want to play,” Jones said. “But I don't know any more. I haven't talked to him and we haven't talked to him directly about him not playing. I'm assuming he's going to play. Logic tells me with the experience we had in the last game, with the amount we are paying him, with the wear and tear that's involved, from my perspective..I'd take the money.”