Kyle Orton retired from the NFL before he ever wore a Cowboys jersey. Looking back, signing him was dumb. He never should have been signed in the first place. Orton could have started in the NFL last year, but instead, he chose to come to Dallas, where he KNEW he wouldn't start and the money would be easy. He knew there wasn't a chance of beating out Romo. He played one game, and I'd bet good money that was one more than he bargained for. Here we are now, and there's a strong possibility that Orton could see significant playing time next year. Tony Romo is coming off two back surgeries, and much uncertainty surrounds his future. That means extra care must be taken to protect him, hurt or not. The backup QB is an important figure. Now, Orton is now seriously mulling retirement. Despite being healthy and relatively young with a big check coming, he isn't sure about the upcoming season. Most concerning, to me, is that his decision seems to be based on if he'll have to play or not. If he knew he could hold a clipboard and watch, I'd bet good money he'd be on board. If he has to play half the season, I think he wants out pronto. For that reason, I hope he does the right thing and leaves.