Jon Kitna Signs Deal with Dallas Cowboys

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 24, 2013

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The Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17 in a game that will decide the NFC East division title. Due to a tenuous quarterback situation, the Cowboys have brought in a familiar face as insurance under center.  

Updates from Thursday, Dec. 26

Barry Horn of The Dallas Morning News has more on Jon Kitna's return to the Dallas Cowboys:

Much has been made of the Cowboys signing high school math teacher Jon Kitna out of retirement to figure into their quarterback puzzle against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Almost every reference has mentioned the quarterback, who retired from the Cowboys after the 2011 season, will earn about $53,000 for his Christmas week’s work.

Only Kitna, 41, is not keeping the money. It didn’t come up in his Christmas Day media scrum in the locker room. But later, while relaxing on a locker room couch and reconnecting with radio play-by-play voice Brad Sham, Kitna said he would be donating his NFL check to his school. He also told several teammates.