The first images of Andy Dalton in a Dallas Cowboys uniform are just weird
At the end of the 2019 NFL season, it was a foregone conclusion that the Cincinnati Bengals were moving on from quarterback Andy Dalton, considering they held the first overall pick, putting them in prime territory to draft LSU’s Joe Burrow. Many thought Dalton would go to a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars, but were surprised to find out that he signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Months after the transaction, we finally got a look at what Dalton looks like in a Cowboys uniform, and to be quite honest, it’s going to take some getting used to.
Dalton in Dallas is odd
The decision for Dalton to sign with the Cowboys was pretty simple. He’s a Texas native and already owns a residence in the Lone Star State. Not to mention, he played for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs during his collegiate days, which helped him get selected by the Bengals in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
During his nine years with the Bengals, Dalton tallied 31,594 passing yards, 204 touchdowns and 118 interceptions, while compiling a 70-61-2 record. Additionally, Dalton was nominated to the Pro Bowl three times.
Now, Dalton serves as a pretty solid contingency plan for new Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy. Considering the 2020 season is taking place during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the expectation is that teams will carry extra quarterbacks on the roster just in case their starter were to contract COVID-19. So, if Dak Prescott were to go down, Dalton would start under center behind Dallas’ monstrous offensive line.
Cowboys fans have to feel pretty confident in the team’s roster construction this season. They’re the favorites to win it all on paper, but that’s been the case for Dallas for so many years now, and they’ve yet to capitalize. Who knows, maybe Dalton is the guy to bring Dallas to their first Super Bowl since 1996. Probably not, but we can’t rule it out, considering how weird 2020 has been.