Jon Kitna to donate Cowboys paycheck to school

Jon Kitna to donate Cowboys paycheck to school

Credit: Jon Kitna Reportedly Set to Sign with Dallas Cowboys

Quarterback Jon Kitna #3 of the Dallas Cowboys prepares to snap the ball during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 25, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.

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by KING 5 News

WCNC.com

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna was signed by the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday as their emergency backup after reports that starter Tony Romo has been lost for the season with a back injury.

Kitna, 41, will serve as backup to Kyle Orton, who could get the start on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The winner of that game will be the NFC East champion. The loser will miss the playoffs. The game will air at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC.

Kitna retired in 2011 after stints in Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit and Dallas. He’s currently a teacher and the head coach at Lincoln High School in Tacoma.

The Seattle Times reports Kitna will donate his paycheck from the Cowboys – about $53,000 -- to Lincoln High School.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing sources, first reported Monday that Romo would miss the rest of the season and playoffs with a herniated disk suffered in the Cowboys’ win last week over the Washington Redskins.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says he has not ruled out Romo, although the quarterback did not practice Wednesday.

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