Cowboys signing Andy Dalton to one-year deal price as much as $7 million, per report

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Andy Dalton has signed a one-year deal price as much as $7 million with the Dallas Cowboys, together with $three million assured, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Cowboys confirmed the signing on Saturday evening.

Dalton, 32, is a Texas native who already owns a house within the Dallas space. He performed faculty soccer at Texas Christian, serving to the Horned Frogs defeat the Wisconsin Badgers within the 2011 Rose Bowl.

The Bengals’ second-round decide within the 2011 draft, Dalton spent 9 seasons in Cincinnati, serving to the group clinch 5 playoff berths. Dalton, who misplaced his beginning job final season to then-rookie Ryan Finley, was launched by the Bengals on Thursday following the number of Joe Burrow with the No. 1 total decide on this yr’s NFL Draft.

Dalton helped lead the Bengals to 2 AFC North division titles and 5 straight playoff appearances. Within the course of, Dalton, who posted a 70-61-2 common season file as Cincinnati’s beginning quarterback, was chosen to a few Professional Bowls whereas shifting previous Carson Palmer and Boomer Esiason because the franchise’s second all-time main passer. He’s the franchise’s all-time chief in profession landing passes (204), fourth-quarter comebacks (20) and game-winning drives (24). Dalton was unable to guide the Bengals to victory within the postseason, nonetheless, as Cincinnati continues to be awaiting their first playoff victory since 1990.

In Dallas, Dalton will now again up Dak Prescott, who was franchise tagged by the Cowboys earlier this offseason. The Cowboys are nonetheless attempting to come back to a long-term contract settlement with Prescott, who set profession highs with 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns final season. Dalton joins a Cowboys quarterback room that additionally consists of Cooper Rush, Clayton Thorson, and rookie Ben DiNucci.

Dalton is the newest former franchise quarterback to simply accept a backup position with a brand new group. Jameis Winston, who led the NFL in passing yards and interceptions thrown final season, signed a one-year take care of the Saints shortly after the draft. Cam Newton, the 2015 league MVP, continues to be on the open market after being launched by the Panthers again in March.

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