The Dallas Cowboys sign Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was not a free agent. Not for very long. Even though New England was considered his top landing spot. Dalton surprised a lot of people by signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
On Saturday, the Cowboys announced that they signed Dalton to a one-year deal with a base value of $3 million but it could be worth up to $7 million.
Before he was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Dalton played at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. He still lives in Dallas. Also, will not have to move his family during an offseason that has been made uncertain by the coronavirus pandemic. What does news of Cowboys sign Andy Dalton mean for Dak Prescott?
After starting for the Bengals for nine years, many assumed Dalton would sign with a team where he would have a chance to compete for the starting job. However, he decided to stay close to home.
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Dalton’s time in Cincinnati was over once the team selected former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. This was with the first overall pick in this year’s draft. He was set to make $17.7 million in the final season of a six-year, $96 million contract.
As Cincinnati’s starting quarterback, Dalton had a 70-61-2 record. Also, helped them reach the postseason in each of his first five seasons. However, he was unable to lead the team to a playoff win. He holds the franchise record for touchdown passes with 204 and is second in passing yards (31,594), but he was benched after going 0-8 to start the 2019 season.
He started the final five games of the season and helped the Bengals win two games last year.
Even though they have Dalton under contract, the Cowboys are still working on a long-term deal with Dak Prescott, who was given the exclusive franchise tag in March at a cost of $31.4 million.