Andy Dalton spent 9 seasons with the Bengals. It solely took him two days to discover a new team to play for after being released on Thursday.
Dalton signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys. He could make as much as $7 million and bought $3 million assured.
The 32-year-old might be Dak Prescott’s backup this season. The Dalton household has a house within the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which gave the Cowboys an edge over different teams that hoped to sign the three-time Pro Bowler.
Dalton posted a 70-62-1 report in 133 regular season games. He helped Cincinnati reach the playoffs on 5 occasions.
Dalton is the Bengals’ all-time leader in completions (2757), touchdown passes (204), passer rating (87.5) and 300-yard passing games (28). He holds the team’s single-season records for passing yards (4,293 in 2013), touchdown passes (33 in ’13) and passer rating (106.3 in ’15).
He thanked the town and the Bengals’ organization on Sunday.
“Thanks Cincinnati for the previous 9 years,” Dalton wrote on Instagram. “There are numerous reminiscences that might be with me endlessly. I’m grateful for the friendships, my teammates, coaches, and the group. Y’all pushed me to be a greater plyer on a regular basis. Thanks to the Cincinnati community for supporting the @ajdfoundation. We couldn’t have made the influence we did with out y’all. Thanks @jjdalton5 for at all times supporting me and being by my aspect each step of the best way. I’m blessed that we’re on this journey collectively. We are going to at all times cherish our time in Cincinnati. Who Dey!”
The Bengals are scheduled to play the Cowboys this season at Paul Brown Stadium.