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Dallas Cowboys Cut QB Hold-out Kyle Orton

Push came to shove and the ‘Boys shoved Kyle Orton out the door. The team decided they didn’t want someone around that didn’t want to be here. And really, you can’t blame Jones for that.

Although, as fellow writer Tarheel Paul here at Dallas  brought to my attention, they did let a bad apple go, yes but what message is it really sending the team? Can anyone decide they don’t want to play here and just sit out until the team cuts them? It’s happened twice now within a year (Orton, )

KD Drummond writes a beautiful article breaking down the implications this has for the team over at CowboysHQ – Orton’s ‘Cut’ Clarifies Cowboys Finances:

[su_quote cite=”Scout.com – KD Drummond” url=”http://dal.scout.com/story/1421454-orton-s-cut-clarifies--finances?s=112″]“So in the end, they have released Orton. If he had played, Orton would have counted $4.3775m against the 2014 cap. With his , there is no base salary to pay, so only his prorated bonuses count against the cap. With a cap hit of $1.1275m, the retirement actually gives Dallas $3.25 million of more space. However, the remaining unamortized bonus that was to be charged to 2015 and 2016 ($1.1275m respectively) now hits the 2015 cap as “dead money”, totaling $2.255m.”[/su_quote]

Either way, Orton’s departure leaves the door open for to take over the number 2 QB position, behind .

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any type of drama on this team. If a player doesn’t want to be on this team then I say show him the door. And today, that is exactly what the Joneses have done. What’s your take on Kyle Orton and his end in Dallas? I’d like to know how other think this kind of thing will affect the team in the future with regard to holdouts.

What do you think?

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Written by Brian Leatherman

Brian has been a football junkie from the time he was 5 years old. He lives, eats and breathes the game. Brian is a college graduate living in the south who loves his faith, his family, and his Dallas Cowboys.

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