Irving — When Jon Kitna heard the Cowboys needed a third-string quarterback after Tony Romo went down with a back injury, he picked up the phone and gave Jason Garrett a call.
“I think he was gung ho,” Garrett said. “He actually reached out to us.”
Kitna, 41, played 15 seasons in the NFL, spending his final three with the Cowboys before calling it quits after the 2011 season. He’s spent the last two years coaching football and teaching math at his high school alma mater, Lincoln High in Tacoma, Wash.
“My comment back was, ‘Are you serious?’ He said, ‘Absolutely,’ ” Garrett said.
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