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Andy Dalton is officially a member of the Dallas Cowboys

(Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

(Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

It felt like the New England Patriots were going to be the first team to jump on signing the recently released Andy Dalton, but another one of the NFL’s most hated teams snagged the veteran quarterback first.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dalton is heading back to his home state of Texas after he signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, including $3 million guaranteed.

The Cincinnati Bengals released Dalton this past Thursday after they drafted former LSU Tiger and reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Burrow. Dalton, who is 32 years old, spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Bengals and was a respectable starting quarterback during his tenure. While he wasn’t considered an “elite” player by any means, Dalton produced winning numbers and made the postseason in all of his first five seasons. He holds franchise records for passing touchdowns and is second in total passing yards.

However, a coaching change and an 0-9 start to the 2019 season saw Dalton benched. The Bengals elected not to take on the remaining $17.7 million left on the final year of his contract, and now he’ll back up Cowboys starting quarterback, Dak Prescott.

Dalton attended college at Texas Christain University (TCU) before making the leap to the NFL and he even has a home in Dallas already. You could argue he’s now the most talented backup in the league. The Cowboys have a history of signing backup QBs to sizable deals as “backup plans” and Dalton is about as good as they’ll be able to find.

I’m sure this will go over well among the “Pay Dak Prescott His Money” group of believers.

Will you be cheering on the newest Cowboy?

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

9 Comments for Andy Dalton is officially a member of the Dallas Cowboys



  1. Corder
    1:50 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    I think the cowboys should have locked up the contract with Dak first but of course jerry Jones does this all the time. Now he will use this against the contract of Dak and pretty much say hey we have a QB if you don’t like it you can walk. HE has let players go left and right except for Romo who should have never stayed as long as he did.



    • UKiyaoyas
      2:11 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

      They’re not letting Dak go. Dalton is in now way going to be used that way. If they wanted to do that they would’ve drafted a QB. Cooper Rush is the worst back up ever. Dallas has always had AWFUL back ups. This is a moved that has been talked about as a need since idiot Garret was fired. I do believe they should pay Dak and should’ve long ago. But with the addition of CeeDee, it’s obvious they will rely heavily on the offense. Dak will get paid and Andy Dalton will only be used as a backup.



  2. Wildfelinebeeline
    1:55 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Gooooooo Steelers!



  3. JTHinton
    1:55 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Who Dey



  4. Dr. Tom
    3:28 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Cowboys, one of NFL’s most hated teams. Not!!



  5. Dr. Tom
    3:28 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Cowboys, one of NFL’s most hated teams. Not!!



  6. Dr. Tom
    3:28 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Cowboys, one of NFL’s most hated teams. Not!!



  7. Dr. Tom
    3:28 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Cowboys, one of NFL’s most hated teams. Not!!



  8. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    3:53 pm May 3, 2020 Permalink

    Dr. TOM saying it multiple times does make it any less true. Back in the day the Cowboys, 49ers, and Steelers got a lot of hate for winning to much. Now it’s the Patriots, although not everyone hates them for winning as much as for how they won.