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Cowboys’ Andy Dalton Auditioning For His Next Quarterbacking Job

Despite their best efforts to fall out of contention, the are still alive in the East race. But really…who cares?

Well, the Cowboys certainly do, as they are going back to as their starting this week as they look to string together some wins. It'll be a tall task, but the return to Dalton over is a last gasp at salvaging this year.

Andy Dalton himself, though, could have an added motivation to performing. The longtime starter in Cincinnati, Dalton accepted the backup role in Dallas as a bit of a gap year. He was returning home, knowing he could take a year to recover and would be in a great situation if asked to play.

Things have changed drastically of course, with Andy Dalton leading a banged up 2-7 team that appears to be drowning. But this is a big time opportunity for Dalton, looking to rehabilitate his career and prove he can be a starter in 2021.

The 2021 will be a quarterback carousel of sorts, with even potentially entering unrestricted . The league obviously soured on Andy Dalton as a potential starter after falling off with the Bengals, but a strong performance down the stretch in Dallas could revitalize his market.

He hasn't gotten off to a hot start. In his first two starts in Prescott's absence, Dalton only led one touchdown drive, and was the victim of blowout losses to both Arizona and Washington. He looked uncomfortable in the pocket, threw three interceptions, and failed to break 5 yards per attempt.

Dalton signed with the Cowboys in large part because of their weapons. , , . An opportunity to showcase his skills while relying on dynamic receivers and a steady .

Instead, Dalton will have to play above his head behind this injured . But if he can play well and win some games, there may be another pay day out there for the Cowboys current starting quarterback.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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