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  • The Dallas Cowboys are releasing Kyle Orton after their backup quarterback missed all the off-season workouts amid reports he was considering retirement. Custom Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys . A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Cowboys were cutting ties with Orton slightly more than a week before the start of training camp. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the decision. The 31-year-old Orton started the finale last year after Tony Romo injured his back a week earlier. The Cowboys lost to Philadelphia, their third straight season-ending defeat against an NFC East rival with a playoff berth on the line. The new backup is likely to be Brandon Weeden, Clevelands first-round draft pick in 2012. The Cowboys signed Weeden in March, and he worked with the first team during the off-season while Romo continued his recovery from back surgery. Orton was fined about $70,000 for failing to report during the off-season and missing the mandatory minicamp in June. The move saves Dallas about $3.25 million this season, but will cost the team about that amount on the salary cap over the next two seasons. After getting into just one game in his first season with the Cowboys in 2012, Orton played briefly in two games last year before starting against the Eagles. He was 30 of 46 for 358 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against Philadelphia, including one late that clinched the Eagles 24-22 win. Orton has started 70 of 75 games in a nine-year career. He spent his first three seasons in Chicago before going to Denver, where he lost the starting job to Tim Tebow and signed with Kansas City after the Broncos cut him during the season. Weeden started right away after the Browns took him with the 22nd pick, but was benched for good late in his second season with a career record of 5-15, including losses in all five starts in 2013. Weeden turns 31 in October but is going into just his third season because he spent five years playing professional baseball out of high school. Dawuane Smoot Jersey . Simon (10-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings to break a tie with the Dodgers Zack Greinke and Cardinals Adam Wainwright for the NL lead in victories. Simon went to spring training as a relief pitcher and moved into the starting rotation when Mat Latos was recovering from elbow and knee surgeries. Brad Nortman Jersey . - Joao Plata scored twice in the final 24 minutes, including the winner in stoppage time, to help Real Salt Lake remain unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over the winless Chicago Fire on Saturday night.MENDOZA, Argentina -- Two late penalties by Morne Steyn gave South Africa their second consecutive victory in the Rugby Championship as they beat Argentina 22-17 on Saturday in a game that was a lot closer than the record win over the Pumas last weekend. The Springboks hammered Argentina 73-13 in Johannesburg for the largest win ever in the competition, but the Pumas showed a much more combative spirit this time in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Malvinas Argentinas stadium. "It was an all different team today," Steyn said. "Playing in their country and with all their fans behind them, they came up tough to fight." Bjorn Basson scored the sole try for the Springboks in the first half and Steyn had an unblemished evening as he landed all six attempts to add 17 points, including two penalties in the last eight minutes to decide the game. Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Marcelo Bosch touched down for the Pumas in both ends of the first half, and Felipe Contepomi added a penalty and the two conversions. The Springboks have now won 16 of their 17 games against the Pumas, who managed a 16-16 draw in the corresponding fixture last season. It was the closest Argentina came to winning a match in the elite southern hemisphere tournament. Argentina started strongly with a ferocious pressure that generated an attack that ended with Leguizamon wheeling over for a second-minute try. After Steyn and Contepomi exchanged penalties, South Africa got some momentum going and hammered the line.A counter-attack found Basson free on the left wing for the game-tying try making it 10-10 after 13 minutes. The Springboks kept it up and had a couple of chances to score, but were denied both timess by Marshall Kilgore. Aaron Colvin Jersey. And when Pumas recovered the ball, they made the most of it as a long, patient drive ended with Bosch crashing over the line for the second try in the 37th. Steyn landed another penalty when the halftime siren had already sounded and put the Springboks one point down at 17-16 in the 45th with his fourth strike. The visitors were unable to dominate the set pieces and the mauling as they had done seven days earlier, but made the most of the chances Argentina gave them. In the 73rd minute Steyn converted yet another penalty to put the Springboks ahead for the first time in the evening, this time for good. He had one more chance when after time had expired, and didnt miss that time either. "One thing that was great is that we didnt panic in the final minutes, last year we did," South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer said. "There was an improvement, although we didnt play well. Argentina was trying to make their country proud, it is a difficult side to beat on the road." It was the first away victory for South Africa in the competition since 2009, when they beat New Zealand in Hamilton en route to their third and last Southern Hemisphere title. Steyn has now made 18 of his 19 attempts in the tournament for 45 points in two games. The Springboks now face the toughest segment of the competition as they travel to Australasia for a two-game series, the first against the Wallabies in Brisbane on Sept. 7th and the latter against the All Blacks, seven days later in Auckland. ------ South Africa 22 (Basson try; Steyn conversion, 5 penalties) defeated Argentina 17 (Leguizamon, Bosch tries; Contepomi 2 conversions, penalty). HT 13-17. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
      February 5, 2018 11:07 PM MST
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