Retired Cowboys Quarterback Jon Kitna Returns to NFL For One Game, Will Donate Salary to School


What a cool story- 41-year-old Kitna brought in as backup QB


With the Cowboys in need of an extra body after Tony Romo injured his back in a 24-23 win over the Redskins on Sunday, Dallas signed retired QB Jon Kitna who has been teaching math and coaching football at Tacoma's Lincoln High School.

Kitna, who retired in 2011 after a 15-year NFL career that included three seasons with the Cowboys, told several teammates that he would be donating his paycheck to the high school in his native Tacoma, The Dallas Morning News reported. Kitna will earn about $53,000 for the week.

The Cowboys gave tryouts to a handful of other street-free-agent QBs (David Carr, Tyler Thigpen, Caleb Hanie and John Skelton),  but they have so little time to make sure an extra quarterback is capable of consuming the playbook by Sunday that they are going with Kitna, 41.

Kitna officially re-joined the Cowboys on Christmas Day after passing a physical. He had reached out to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett via text Tuesday morning.


Watch the report from GMA. Everybody on the panel here hopes he gets in Sunday