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Cowboys work out quarterback Mike Kafka, just in case


The Cowboys swear Tony Romo will be sufficiently healed from back surgery to participate well before training camp.

But they’re making contingency plans, just in case.

According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys worked out former Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka Thursday, along with a pair of wide receivers. None of them were signed at this point, but the looking is interesting.

Kafka hasn’t played since 2012, after being cut by the Jaguars in preseason this year and failing to latch on anywhere else. But the Cowboys have just one healthy quarterback at the moment (Kyle Orton), and would ostensibly need someone else to throw in OTAs if Romo isn’t ready by then.

The receivers getting a workout were former Arena Leaguers Braylon Bell and Maurice Williams.

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20 Responses to “Cowboys work out quarterback Mike Kafka, just in case”
  1. getyourownname says: Feb 6, 2014 4:54 PM

    OK, I’ll say it.

    This is appropriate because after all, the Cowboys are truly kafkaesque.

  2. bobleblah says: Feb 6, 2014 4:59 PM

    Maybe they should send the Eagles a player and a pick just so they can get the full taste of what its like to get a former Andy Reid qb.

  3. kevinbnyc says: Feb 6, 2014 5:02 PM

    What about Kitna? They could bring him back in. That was a GREAT idea.

  4. jerruhjones says: Feb 6, 2014 5:03 PM


  5. 3yardsndust says: Feb 6, 2014 5:12 PM

    It would take quite the metamorphosis for Kafka to become more than the benchwarmer he currently is.

  6. jerrahsucks says: Feb 6, 2014 5:13 PM

    Leave it to Jerrah, there has never been a barrell made that he can’t find the bottom of.

  7. tformation says: Feb 6, 2014 5:16 PM

    Guy has “Camp Arm” all over him. “Contingency Plan” if you’re being generous.

  8. steves11 says: Feb 6, 2014 5:30 PM

    There are worse choices than Kafka out there. Jerry could have brought in Vince Young!

  9. zeke2517 says: Feb 6, 2014 5:46 PM

    The Cowboys don’t need Kafka to find themselves in an oppressive and nightmarish situation in which they are helpless to escape. Zing.

  10. qdog112 says: Feb 6, 2014 5:47 PM

    This definitely puts the ‘Boys over the top … Super Bowl.

  11. ejm845 says: Feb 6, 2014 5:55 PM

    There goes that circus music again

  12. chinahand11 says: Feb 6, 2014 5:58 PM

    Cut by Jaguars. Cut by JAGUARS?!?! I imagine Jerry is walking around the compound crowing about his “scoop.”

    Anyway, good luck Mr. Kafka. At least you’ll be drawing a paycheck and if you make it to summer camp it will REALLY get fun. You’ll have Jerry walking around you giving you pointers on how to spiral the football.

  13. bert1913 says: Feb 6, 2014 6:02 PM

    jerry has kitna on speed dial, only problem is that kitna blocked all calls from the 972 area code

  14. sarconomist says: Feb 6, 2014 6:11 PM

    Has someone checked to see if Brett Favre was interested? Just in case.

  15. evansvc says: Feb 6, 2014 6:19 PM

    If you are going to give a quarterback a chance, take a look at Vince Young… He could bring some real interest back to the Dallas…. besides Vince beat-out Kafka in Philly on a bad leg…. Give Young a chance to play in his home state (Texas)….

  16. briang123 says: Feb 6, 2014 6:25 PM

    Why not? A linguini arm like Kafka just played QB in the Super Bowl. Maybe that’s the new trend.

  17. truths4all says: Feb 6, 2014 6:47 PM

    Jerry is merely waiting to sign Matt Schaub when the Texans release him.

  18. cwk22 says: Feb 6, 2014 7:53 PM

    So the Jags who have chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert cut him? If he can’t beat out those two guys why would Jerry even look at him????

  19. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 6, 2014 8:56 PM

    The Cowboys will need to come up with a 3rd string QB perhaps through the draft. Someone to help get through preseason games and then move to practice squad for development.

    Their new scout director Will McClay coached in arena league so no surprise that the receivers are from arena football.

  20. squatcho says: Feb 7, 2014 1:09 PM

    Relax, this is for training camp, ota’s, etc… Romo will start for the Cowboys!

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