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Dallas signed a one-year contract worth $7 million for nine-year veteran Andy Dalton, with $3 million of it guaranteed, confirmed a person with knowledge of the situation. The person was speaking on anonymity condition because they were not authorized to announce the move.
The cowboys announced late Saturday signing on Dalton.
Dalton landed his second contract two days after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals. Dalton had been a franchise quarterback for the Bengals since they drew him up in the second round of the draft 2011.
He helped lead the team from 2011-15 on to five straight playoff appearances. But in each of the last four seasons they'd missed the postseason.
Cincinnati went 2-14 last season and landed the first pick in the draft this year and used that to select Joe Burrow from LSU, which made Dalton expendable as the franchise rebuilds under Zac Taylor, the second-year head coach.
Several teams expected Dalton to draw interest and league insiders believed he could wind up either in Jacksonville or in New England.
But instead the product from Katy, Texas, native and Texas Christian University will return to his home state and back up Prescott for next year.