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Source: Jon Kitna set to retire

Updated: January 12, 2012, 6:36 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Jon Kitna has informed the team he will retire, according to a source.

Kitna, 39, was placed on injured reserve Dec. 14 with a back injury suffered during training camp.

Kitna, who couldn't be reached for comment, played in three games during the 2011 season. In his last action, he took a knee to cap the Cowboys' 44-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 13.

Afterward, Kitna struggled to stay active because his back problem never improved. ...

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