Orton was released by the Cowboys in July, and was thought to be considering retirement. He started one game with Dallas last season. Orton has played for the Bears, Broncos, Chiefs and Cowboys over his career.
Orton was released by the Cowboys in July. He spent his first four seasons in the league with Bears before he was traded to acquire current quarterback Jay Cutler in 2009.
"I have great respect for Kyle," Emery said. "When I was in Kansas City, we brought him in. That's the famous claim the Bears figured they would get (in 2011). We claimed him. He came in. He started against the Bears; got hurt first or second play. At the time in Kansas City, we won the game."
Dallas will move forward with Brandon Weeden as Tony Romo's backup.
He's subject to a fine for missing the physical, and additional fines if he skips the three-day minicamp. Orton would have to repay $3.4 million of his signing bonus if he retires, the report said.
Coach Jason Garrett has said he expects Orton at the minicamp. Brandon Weeden figures to be Dallas' backup quarterback if Orton calls it quits.
Orton skipped the voluntary offseason program and organized team activities as he ponders his future about retirement. If he retires, he would have to re-pay the Cowboys $3 million of the $5 million signing bonus he received in 2011. If the Cowboys cut him, they would save $3.25 million against the 2014 cap, but he would count $2.25 million against the cap in 2015.
If Orton does not show up for the minicamp he would be subject to a fine of nearly $70,000. If he does show up, the Cowboys will monitor what type of shape he is in before putting him on the practice field.
Coach Jason Garrett reiterated that he anticipates Orton to take part in the minicamp, but he has not had any recent conversations with Orton. Garrett is not sure Orton has a copy of the playbook to understand the changes implemented by new playcaller Scott Linehan.
"We just have to work through it," Garrett said. "We'll have a minicamp next week that's mandatory, and we're hoping that Kyle Orton is here and part of it. He’s been a good football player for our team."
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