What does Andy Dalton’s addition to the Dallas Cowboys mean for quarterback Dak Prescott?
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Dalton’s signing doesn’t mean much for Dak Prescott, and his addition is just as an insurance policy.
“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.”
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. The Cowboys originally had Cooper Rush as the team’s backup, but now the team can feel confident all throughout the season.
The Cowboys just wanted to feel secure in case Prescott where to go down this season. Apparently, his starting job is safe. However, according to former wide receiver Dez Bryant, that is not the case.
“I was told a lot of things before and things ended up False… Dalton has been a starter damn near his whole career..: “
Bryant went on further to explain that he didn’t think it was the best choice of money by the team either.
“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.”
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 according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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
“Former Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton is signing a one-year deal worth up to $7 million that includes $3 million guaranteed with the Dallas Cowboys, source tells ESPN.”