Andy Dalton already has a home, but he has a new “work home.”
When Dalton was released from the Bengals after a nine-year run with the team, the dots connected that he would fall into the laps of the New England Patriots.
However, Dalton got the call from the Dallas Cowboys and the former TCU quarterback is going to backup Dak Prescott in the Big D for a one-year, $7 million contract.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dalton already owns a home in Dallas. That helped play a role in signing with the Cowboys even though the team already has a starting quarterback in place.
“New Cowboys’ QB Andy Dalton already owns a home in Dallas and now doesn’t even need to move. His home address won’t change, but his work address now will. To the Star in Frisco.”
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Dalton is not going to take away Prescott’s starting gig; however, the Cowboys would like to see Dalton push Prescott. Not to mention, they like they have a three-time Pro Bowler as an insurance policy in case Prescott gets hurt.
“Interesting signing to secure a top backup. But… before anyone asks, #Cowboys source says this has nothing to do with Dak Prescott. This is just about Dalton wanting to be back in Dallas and the #Cowboys wanting a strong option in case of injury. Simple.”
New Cowboys’ QB Andy Dalton already owns a home in Dallas and now doesn’t even need to move. His home address won’t change, but his work address now will. To the Star in Frisco.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2020
Dalton is a three-time Pro Bowler that threw for a career-high 33 touchdown passes in 2013. If Prescott were to miss any time, the team would be in good hands. The Cowboys originally had Cooper Rush as the team’s backup, but now the team can feel confident all throughout the season.
Not everybody likes the signing though, including former wide receiver Dez Bryant.
“Nothing against Andy dalton because I think he’s a great player..but the cowboys are extremely out of line… Pay Dak… I watched the cowboys pay Tony Twice once without a winning rec… I guess the cowboys viewing the QB position a plug in piece because of the dominant offense.”