Andy Dalton has signed a one-year deal worth up to $seven million with the Dallas Cowboys, like $3 million assured, in accordance to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Cowboys confirmed the signing on Saturday evening.
Dalton, 32, is a Texas indigenous who previously owns a dwelling in the Dallas place. He played higher education soccer at Texas Christian, serving to the Horned Frogs defeat the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2011 Rose Bowl.
The Bengals’ 2nd-spherical decide on in the 2011 draft, Dalton used nine seasons in Cincinnati, serving to the workforce clinch five playoff berths. Dalton, who lost his starting job previous year to then-rookie Ryan Finley, was launched by the Bengals on Thursday pursuing the choice of Joe Burrow with the No. 1 over-all decide on in this year’s NFL Draft.
Dalton aided lead the Bengals to two AFC North division titles and five straight playoff appearances. In the procedure, Dalton, who posted a 70-61-two common year report as Cincinnati’s starting quarterback, was selected to 3 Professional Bowls though relocating past Carson Palmer and Boomer Esiason as the franchise’s 2nd all-time foremost passer. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in vocation landing passes (204), fourth-quarter comebacks (twenty) and activity-winning drives (24). Dalton was unable to lead the Bengals to victory in the postseason, on the other hand, as Cincinnati is nonetheless awaiting their initially playoff victory due to the fact 1990.
In Dallas, Dalton will now back again up Dak Prescott, who was franchise tagged by the Cowboys before this offseason. The Cowboys are nonetheless hoping to come to a prolonged-term deal agreement with Prescott, who established vocation highs with 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns previous year. Dalton joins a Cowboys quarterback room that also features Cooper Hurry, Clayton Thorson, and rookie Ben DiNucci.
Dalton is the most up-to-date former franchise quarterback to settle for a backup position with a new workforce. Jameis Winston, who led the NFL in passing yards and interceptions thrown previous year, signed a one-year offer with the Saints soon soon after the draft. Cam Newton, the 2015 league MVP, is nonetheless on the open up current market soon after getting launched by the Panthers back again in March.