Andy Dalton shares relationship with Dak Prescott
After spending the majority of his career as a starting quarterback, Andy Dalton is getting used to his new gig.
Dalton signed with the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year deal after nine years with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dalton fell out of favor after the Bengals used the No. 1 pick on Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, which led to his eventual release.
Dalton was brought to the Cowboys to backup Dak Prescott. From what it looks like, the relationship between the two appears pretty good.
For now, Dalton likes what he sees from the team’s starter.
“He’s a great leader,” said Dalton, via ProFootballTalk. “You can see just getting the guys around him to buy into everything we’re doing, make sure everybody’s on the same page, pushing guys to be the best they can be. I think that’s one of the best traits he’s got. Then throw in his physical traits of being able to throw the ball well and move around well and all the things. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Dak. It’s one of things where it’s been a great friendship, and we’ll be friends for the rest of our lives.”
Dalton recently made news after calling the team’s Super Bowl chances “realistic.” How much Dalton will contribute is up in the air.
Prescott is playing on a franchise tag, which is a one year deal essentially. Prescott is looking to put up large numbers, so he can get paid a hefty contract.
Dalton is a three-time Pro Bowler that threw for a career-high 33 touchdown passes in 2013. If quarterback Dak Prescott were to miss any time, the team would be in good hands.