Dallas Cowboys sign Andy Dalton to one year deal

By Shahji Adam

Football season has certainly arrived as the Dallas Cowboys keep making headlines. Today they sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. The former Bengals QB gets up to $7 million with $3 million guaranteed. To put that contract into perspective, Dalton’s deal shows that he is guaranteed $900 thousand more than the current Cowboys backup Cooper Rush. While Dallas fans may feel concern for the future of Dak Prescott and his contract that still hangs in the balance, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport may have put that to bed. Rapoport tweeted that according to his Cowboys source, this signing has nothing to do with Prescott. Dalton wanted to be back in Dallas, as he was born and raised in Texas. Rapoport added that the Cowboys wanted a strong option in case of an injury. While it may seem that simple, Prescott has still not signed his franchise tag and this signing could be a safety net if anything falls through. Dalton spent eight years as part of the Cincinnati Bengals and in the 2019 season he finished with 3,494 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.