New Cowboys QB shares pre-game message before MNF
Andy Dalton has a simple message for Cowboys Nation.
Dalton is set to make his first start for the Dallas Cowboys against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. Dalton is taking the place of Dak Prescott, who was lost for the season after suffering a season-ending injury last week against the New York Giants.
Dalton woke up early on Monday to take to Twitter to share his simple two-word message before making his first Cowboys start.
This is not the first time that Dalton had a message for the team right out the gate. Dalton helped muscle the Cowboys to a 37-34 win over the Giants. Despite not scoring any touchdowns, he helped set up two critical field goals as he finished with 111 yards passing and a QBR of 108.7.
According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Michael Gallup said that Dalton had a message for the team the first time he took the huddle. He told the team, “Focus up, this is what I came here for.”
Apparently, every time Dalton entered the huddle, he told the team “I came here to win. I came here to play. Let’s do it.”
Expectations are still going to be lowered according to owner Jerry Jones.
“We should adjust expectations. (It’s) different from optimism. But we should adjust our expectations. Dak is a very incremental part of the potential success to this football team,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan. “On the other hand, if we don’t reach where we want to go … and the ultimate success is to win the championship … it will not be because of Andy Dalton. It will not be because of our play at quarterback. He’s capable of stepping in and playing at that level.”
The Cowboys will look to get back to .500 as they sit atop of the division at 2-3.