El Paso, TX — Jason Garrett reiterated that quarterback Tony Romo is "day to day" leading up to Sunday night's season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Romo sustained a herniated disc in Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins.
Dallas signed 41 year-old Jon Kitna as insurance in case Romo cannot play this weekend. Kitna, who reached out to Dallas, last played in the NFL and with the Cowboys in 2011, but now is a high school football coach and math teacher.
Jason Garrett spoke to the media today about Romo's injury and the signing of Kitna. "Tony we're taking day by day. Saw him this morning, he's still working his way through this thing. Like we said the other day, we felt like we needed to sign another quarterback. We had a number of different quarterbacks in here for workouts yesterday. We felt like when you looked at the landscape of guys who could help us on short notice, Kitna was the guy who rose to the top of that."
"You know we have great history with him. He's been a heck of a football player in this league for a long time, he has started a lot of games for us, knows this offense, knows this environment. We felt on short notice he would give us the best chance if he did in fact have to play in a ball game."
Kyle Orton is the backup quarterback, and spoke to the media about why he chose to play in Dallas of all places. "I was really looking for, and I found everything that I was looking for... A veteran led team, a spot where I know my role on the team, and I can fulfill that role. Reporter: There are a lot of teams that would love to have you as a starter... Kyle Orton said, "Yeah, I think so and I hope so, I feel like I have played good ball in this league, and I have a lot of good ball left in me." Cowboys owner Jerry Jones added, "We don't want to think about it, but if we don't have Romo under center, then you want to give yourself the best, and I think he does that."
The Eagles and Cowboys kickoff Sunday night in prime-time on NBC at 6:30pm MT.