The Dallas Cowboys would have you believe that the Andy Dalton signing was not a leverage play, but rather a move made for depth. My response to that: who the hell are they kidding?
Dalton, who was released by the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday, agreed to a one-year deal with the Cowgals over the weekend. And while I get that it pays to have a competent back-up QB in case the #1 goes down (see my 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers for the worst case scenario), that signing was a straight up power play against Dak Prescott and his agent. Especially when said back-up is SO SIMILAR in terms of career accomplishments.
In first four seasons with the Bengals, Dalton had a 40-23-1 record — but no playoff wins. Dak’s first four years, with better personnel: 40-24, one playoff win.
Dalton has three Pro Bowl appearances. Dak has two.
And Jerry Jones and Co. want us all to believe that this wasn’t a leverage move against Dak? To quote the great Chad Johnson, “child, please”.
We all know that Dalton is a competent, hell a VERY GOOD, QB in this league. For him to be able to win in Cincinnati of all places, lets us know how good of a QB he is. It also helps that he is a great guy in the locker room and in the community.
In addition to the QB drama going on in Green Bay, this is going to be the most fascinating storyline to watch heading into the 2020 NFL season — if we have one.
Dak, since you and your agent haven’t been able to attain a new contract, your ass is officially on the clock…