Veteran Quarterback Also Visiting Tuesday

There could be a familiar face in the house when cornerback Brandon Carr visits Cowboys Stadium on Tuesday night, as the club will also bring quarterback Kyle Orton to town for a visit.

The Cowboys placed a waiver claim on Orton when he was released by Denver midway through 2011, but he wasinstead awarded to Kansas City, where he became teammates with Carr and started three games for the Chiefs.

Both owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have expressed the desire to add a proven veteran backup to Tony Romo. Jon Kitna, who filled that role for the last three years, has retired.

The team believes three-year veteran Stephen McGee needs more time to develop.

Orton is among the most experienced quarterbacks available on the open market this year, with 69 regular season starts in his seven-year career with Chicago, Denver and Kansas City.

A 58.3 percent passer for his career, Orton has thrown 80 touchdowns against 57 interceptions.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.