Andy Dalton has already found a new NFL team.
Dalton is signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Saturday. The deal is for $3 million guaranteed and as much as $7 million in incentives.
Dalton, 32, is from Katy, Texas, which is outside of Houston. He went to college at Texas Christian in Fort Worth and owns a home in Dallas, so this will be a chance to play close to home.
Dalton was a second-round pick by the Bengals in 2011 and was a starter for eight straight seasons until being benched last year. He was released by Cincinnati last week after the Bengals took Joe Burrow No. 1 overall.
In Dallas, Dalton will serve as a very capable backup quarterback for the Cowboys, who are playoff hopefuls and have added CeeDee Lamb to their already explosive offense. This is a very nice pickup for the Cowboys, and it comes at a good price.