'Boys trade for backup QB

The Dallas Cowboys have landed the services of backup quarterback Jon Kitna, trading Anthony Henry for the veteran quarterback.

After suffering through another season with poor play with their backup quarterback, the Dallas Cowboys have finally addressed a massive need.

Saturday, the team sent Anthony Henry the Detroit Lions for veteran signal caller Jon Kitna.

Kitna, 36, replaces Brad Johnson, who was released last week.

Johnson struggled in each of his three starts in 2008 and was a major reason why Dallas missed the playoffs. He completed just 41-of-78 of his passes (52 percent) for 427 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions.

The Cowboys were 1-2 in his three starts and were blown out by St. Louis and the New York Giants.

Meanwhile Kitna started four games last year for the Lions, completing 68-of-120 passes (57 percent) for five touchdowns and five interceptions.

In his previous two seasons with the Lions, Kitna started 32 combined games and completed over 62 percent of his passes for over 8000 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Kitna will serve as the backup to starter Tony Romo.

The move is the Cowboys' first major addition of the off-season.

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