After a month and a half of uncertainty, Andy Dalton you have nothing else to worry about. It will not be in New England or Jacksonville, where they had shown interest in him. After nine years in Ohio, the quarterback will return home.
Dallas Cowboys promised to sign the veteran pin to a contract one year and seven million dollars, of which three will be guaranteed, as Adam Schefter, from ESPN.
The passer was released by the Cincinnati team Thursday after finding no valuable trade for the Bengals, who took Joe Burrow with the first global selection of the recent university recruitment.
According to information from Mike Fisher, insider Cowboys for Sports IllustratedDalton is expected to be the second choice of Mike McCarthy in the template Cowboys, leadered by Dak Prescott in position, with whom the team works to give him the contract he wants and would place him among the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
Dalton is the Bengals’ historic leader in touchdown passes with 204. His 31,594 passing yards make him second of all time in Cincinnati, just behind Ken Anderson. But the pin of Texas Christian (TCU) failed to break the team’s negative streak, which has not won a postseason game since 1990.
The passer, invited three times to the Pro Bowl (2011, 2014, 2016), started 13 games in his last year in the orange and black uniform. In them, Dalton had his worst touchdown-interception radius (16-14) since his fourth season as head of the Bengals (19-17).. In turn, the team battled dramatically for victories and could only stay on top of the scoreboard in two games throughout the year, which gave them the advantage to go for Burrow.
The Cowboys were one of the top-rated teams for their strategy in this year’s Draft. At their first opportunity they took the catcher CeeDee Lamb, from Oklahoma, and in the second round they went for Trevon Diggs, a former Oklahoma cornerback, to fill the gap left by Bryron Jones after his departure to the Miami Dolphins.
They also took Neville Gallimore (DT, Oklahoma), Reggie Robinson II (CB, Tulsa), Tyler Biadasz (C, Wisconsin), Bradlee Anae (DE, Utah) and quarterback Ben DiNucci (James Madison).
In the event Prescott is injured or absent for any reason, the Bengals will have a veteran with eight experience duels against the NFC East, in which he was 4-3-1.