Andy Dalton on His Move to Cowboys: “Put Myself in the Best Position For My Career”

Andy Dalton with Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9305816df)

Andy Dalton might have only signed a one-year contract with Dallas in early May, but he’s convinced that his stay in Dallas is set to put him in a position to finish his career strong after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals earlier in the offseason.

Dalton, who was let go by the Bengals after his former team selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, landed in Dallas with the expectation that he would be Dak Prescott’s backup.

However, despite the low expectations for playing time for the former Pro Bowler, Dalton feels that his Texas detour could set him up for late-career success and a starting job.

“I feel like I have a lot of good football left,” the quarterback said. “For me, I have to think about the next 10 years. Is it going to be 10 years? I don’t know. But that’s the mindset I have; put myself in the best position for my career.”

It seems that, based on the quarterback’s comments, he expects to look for a starting job in the future despite the expectation that he will back up Prescott this season.

In any case, Dalton will have a chance to “reset” and look to getting back to the form that saw him be one of the league’s most dependable QB starters during the middle of the 2010s.