Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Kyle Orton has officially gone AWOL.
Orton, who missed the entire off-season program and organized team activities, was a no-show for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates having a conversation with backup quarterback Kyle Orton before next week's mandatory minicamp.
"I haven’t spoken with him directly," Garrett said Thursday.
The Cowboys begin organized team activities next week, and they are hoping Tony Romo’s back is well enough to allow him to participate in some of the team drills. The quarterback likely won’t do much in individual drills.