Andy Dalton signs with Cowboys: report

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Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is signing with the Dallas Cowboys, according to an ESPN report. He’ll be backing up Dak Prescott, with both QBs playing on one-year deals. Prescott and the Cowboys have been at a contract impasse for the better part of a year.

Dalton, who played nine years in Cincinnati, was released this week after the Bengals drafted Joe Burrow No. 1 overall.

He’ll be making $3 million guaranteed and can earn up to $7 million in incentives, according to Adam Schefter.

Dalton went to high school in Texas and college (TCU) in the Dallas area, where he already owned a house.

Prescott has been an iron man for the Cowboys, starting and playing all 16 games each of the last four seasons. The only other players to even attempt a regular-season pass for the Cowboys the last two years are wide receivers Randall Cobb and Cole Beasley.

Dalton becoming a backup appeared likely after Cincinnati held on to him for much of March. Like Jameis Winston and Cam Newton, the 32-year-old missed out on free agency musical chairs and will keep a baseball hat warm.

It also seems increasingly clear that the Patriots are locked in on replacing Tom Brady with Jarrett Stidham — assuming there’s an NFL season at all this fall.


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