Cowboys Rumors: DAL Desire Andy Dalton to Re-Signal After Dak Prescott's Contract
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The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly attracted to re-signing Andy Dalton if the outmoded quarterback does no longer secure a extra lucrative provide in free agency.
Extinct NFL reporter Josina Anderson reported the Cowboys' prefer, but Dalton is at demonstrate exploring affords in utterly different locations. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported the team is "bracing" to lose the 33-year-long-established:
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Dallas Cowboys are bracing to lose QB Andy Dalton in free agency, per supply. Dallas believes he's purchased several teams that will either play him or give him a stronger likelihood to play important snaps. Door's gentle launch but that is the thinking correct now.
The TCU product spent closing season in Dallas after nine seasons because the Cincinnati Bengals' starting quarterback.
Dalton threw for 2,170 yards and 14 touchdowns towards eight interceptions in 2020, taking on for an injured Dak Prescott to launch nine games. Whereas he wouldn't be any team's top option as a starter—the Cowboys offense cratered with Dalton beneath center in comparability to Prescott—he's on the short checklist of the sport's top backups/possess-in starters.
Dalton spoke to journalists in January about what lies ahead:
"There may be a lot to be determined this offseason. That is my first time being a free agent when the brand new league year begins, so I am going to combat throughout the technique of the entire thing and weigh all of my alternate options and gaze what I purchased.
"Admire I acknowledged, I've in point of fact loved my time in Dallas. Factual an true likelihood to play reduction at dwelling the place I've had plenty of household and guests that are ready to attain to games. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had this year, with the capacity to play and ideal place some tape available."
Dalton's free-agent vacation web web instruct will depend upon his needs for the immediate future. If he needs a possibility to launch, Washington or Chicago is probably going to be intelligent on an incentive-encumbered deal. In every other case, he's doubtlessly shopping for a effort a lot like closing season, when he signed with the Cowboys as a excessive-close backup.
After giving Prescott a large four-year contract, the Cowboys likely will no longer be ready to give Dalton the identical impress of deal he purchased in 2020. Dalton will likely secure a team with extra money or a nearer opportunity at enjoying time and by some means close up departing Dallas this offseason.