ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Orton, due a salary that would have earned him $3.25 million, has been released.
@AdamSchefter: Dallas Cowboys are releasing QB Kyle Orton, per source.
@AdamSchefter: Releasing QB Kyle Orton adds $1.1275M in dead money to Cowboys’ 2014 cap and $2.255M Cowboys’ 2015 cap, as @spotrac alluded.
You know what this means Dallas fans? Brandon Weeden is officially your back up if Romo suffers an injury.