Posted December 26, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Dallas Cowboys Sign Math Teacher At Quarterback

Dallas Cowboys are “optimistic” at best for starting quarterback Tony Romo to play against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday in a win or go home game. Just in case he can’t go, the Cowboys have signed a familiar backup, and took him away from the classroom.

The team announced that they have signed quarterback Jon Kitna to be their third quarterback in case Romo can’t play after taking an epidural shot to lessen the pain in his back.

Kitna retired two years ago after spending 15 years in the league, the last three as Romo’s backup quarterback. Since his retirement he had been working as a math teacher in Tacoma, Washington. Since they are on winter break, Kitna won’t be missing a day of work. His students will get to watch him on tv, and he’ll also be making great money for a teacher. $55,000 for one game according to the Seattle Times.

Kyle Orton is scheduled to start with Kitna serving as the backup quarterback if Romo can’t go. With the Cowboys fighting for their lives in the last game of the season for the forth straight year, the team is praying that Romo can be cleared to play, and lead them to the playoffs.