The word “disappointment” pretty much sums up the Dallas Cowboys‘ 2010 season to this point, so I guess you could say Jon Kitna is just trying to fit in with his teammates. As we all know, Tony Romo suffered a broken collarbone last weekend and is going to miss significant time, if not the remainder of the season. That leaves the Cowboys’ starting quarterback duties to Kitna, who started his first game for Dallas Sunday against the Jaguars.
Barring a miraculous comeback in Texas, it’s safe to say Kitna failed his first test of the season. On paper, it appeared Kitna was drawing a good opponent for his first start of the year in the Jaguars. As I’m writing this, the Jaguars are dominating the Cowboys in the fourth quarter, 28-3. Kitna has thrown three interceptions and (obviously) no touchdowns.
However, it’s important to point out that two of the passes were deflected by his own players — one through the hands of Miles Austin and the other tipped by Felix Jones. The tipped balls prove that Kitna hasn’t really been given much to work with. Dallas is a team that came into the year with high expectations and is staring a 1-6 record directly in the face. They’ve clearly called it a season and are done concentrating. Kitna might as well join the club.