Andy Dalton is not Meant to Threaten Dak Prescott


Leave it to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys to be in the middle of an unnecessary quarterback controversy. The team and quarterback Dak Prescott have been far away on terms regarding a new contract for the former fourth-round pick and it doesn't seem like they will be agreeing to a new deal any time soon. The team just signed former Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton, to a one-year deal worth up to $7 million.

Yes, that one-year deal is worth more than Dak Prescott made in the four years he was the starting quarterback.

So what?!?

Andy Dalton is brought in to be a backup. Nothing more. He is a veteran presence that the Cowboys have lacked in recent years.

When Tony Romo went down, they got lucky with Dak. Nobody could have foreseen him taking them to a 13-3 record his rookie season. Nobody could have predicted that he would have the success he's had since taking over for Romo five years ago.

Dak will be the Cowboys starter of the future, it's just a matter of when the terms get hammered out and what kind of deal it is.

All the Cowboys are doing is beefing up their backup quarterback position. Andy Dalton is a massive upgrade over Cooper Rush with Dalton having starter and playoff experience while Rush has seen nothing but garbage time.

While the signing is viewed as an upgrade by many, former wide receiver Dez Bryant isn't too thrilled with the Dalton signing.

That also caused this article to be put out by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk about whether the Cowboys would (and they could) rescind their franchise tag offer to Dak Prescott since he has yet to sign.

Here is a snippet of that article:

Until Prescott accepts the one-year offer, the Cowboys have the ability to yank it. And Dalton gives Dallas an intriguing bird in the hand in the event that the Cowboys can’t work something out with Prescott and potentially decide, depending on the whims of owner/G.M. Jerry Jones, to rescind the franchise tender, making Dalton the Dallas starter and saving well over $20 million in the process.

While that’s highly unlikely, stranger things have happened. And if coach Mike McCarthy, who has no history with Prescott, is comfortable with Dalton and if Jerry and Stephen Jones grow sufficiently weary of Dak’s demands, it’s impossible to completely and entirely rule out the possibility of a Texas native taking over America’s Team.

Bottom line is, Dak Prescott will be the starter of the Dallas Cowboys while Andy Dalton will be his backup. It's just that plain and simple.


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