With Tony Romo ailing, the Dallas Cowboys have reached into their recent past by agreeing to a deal with veteran Jon Kitna.
Kitna last played for the Cowboys in 2011 and then retired. He has been teaching and coaching high school football in Tacoma, Wash.
In 15 seasons with the Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks, Kitna started 124 games, throwing for 29,745 yards with 169 touchdowns and 165 interceptions.
He started nine games for the Cowboys in 2010 after Romo suffered a broken collarbone and threw for 2,365 yards with 16 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.