Cowboys sign Jon Kitna

The Dallas Cowboys have not ruled out Tony Romo for Week 17 yet but they are taking necessary steps in case the quarterback will not be able to play.

On Tuesday the Cowboys signed 41-year old Jon Kitna.

Kitna retired in 2012 but the Cowboys choose him over David Carr, Tyler Thigpen, Caleb Hanie and John Skelton who all worked out for the team.

The move may be a surprise but the reality is the Cowboys chances to win on Sunday will rely on the abilities of Romo or Kyle Orton who would start in his place.

Kitna played for the Cowboys from 2009-2011 making nine starts in 2010 while filling in for an injured Romo. In Kitna’s career he owns a 60.3 completion percentage with 29.745 yards passing, 169 touchdowns and 165 interceptions.