Jon Kitna isn't playing like a backup

Quarterback has done his part to help Cowboys win three of their past four games

Updated: December 8, 2010, 2:18 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Jon Kitna had only one goal when he made the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad in 1996: make enough money in a year to get out of debt.

Fifteen years later, Kitna, 38, is well out of debt and perhaps playing as well as ever.

The Dallas Cowboys' season could have been as shattered as Tony Romo's left collarbone after losing the starting quarterback Oct. 25 against the New York Giants, but Kitna has helped steady the season, even if the playoffs are out of question.

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