Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton found a new home rather quickly after being released by the Bengals. Dalton has signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys. (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)

The Dallas Cowboys have a new backup quarterback and his name is Andy Dalton. The red rifle is back in Texas! After a successful college career at TCU, Dalton finds his way back to Texas. It’s a pairing that makes sense given that Dallas needed a backup quarterback. Dalton didn’t spend too much time on the free agent market after being released by the Bengals.

Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news:

This is a really smart move by the Cowboys. $7 million is more than a reasonable price tag. Plus, Dallas can collect a comp pick next year if Dalton leaves in free agency. It makes too much sense for Dallas. This was a free backup quarterback. Given the circumstances with Dak’s contract, who knows if he threatens to sit out. Dalton is a great security blanket.

Dalton, 32, should still have some tread on the tires. Now he wasn’t great last year throwing 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 13 games. Cincinnati’s roster was horrendous a year ago. It’s not all on him. Dalton is a serviceable back up that has taken the Bengals to the playoffs in the past.

Dallas is on a role. They’re coming off a very strong 2020 NFL Draft class. This is just another win for Dallas over Philadelphia. The Eagles spend a dumb second round pick on Jalen Hurts. Dallas picks up Andy Dalton for nothing. Great move.

Side Note: Bill Belichick really lost his mind, huh. He’s really going to go with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer? Somebody check on Bill. Dalton made too much sense for the Pats.

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