The Dallas Cowboys have added some serious depth at the quarterback position. The team is signing recently released Andy Dalton to a one-year deal to serve as Dak Prescott’s backup, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Cincinnati Bengals released Dalton on Thursday after trying to trade him away. They spent the No. 1 overall pick on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, so it was a matter of time before they parted ways with Dalton.
This is a bit of a surprise in that Dalton has basically no chance of starting while Prescott is healthy. On the other hand, Prescott is under the franchise tag and could potentially become a free agent next year, and Dalton is originally from Texas and owns a home in Dallas.
The day before the 2020 NFL Draft, Dallas had some of the longest odds of signing Dalton. DraftKings Sportsbook installed them at +10000, with only eight teams holding longer odds. The Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots had been favorites to land the free agent.