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Cowboys QB Andy Dalton Accepting Of New Backup Role

The national media has taken every opportunity to question 's future in Dallas, and the of only added fuel to the fire last week.

Even while the Cowboys remain adamant that Prescott is the starter and Andy Dalton will be the backup, the doubt around the situation only seems to heighten. So, now even Andy Dalton himself has verbalized what his role with the Cowboys is expected to be.

The backup.

Dalton spoke to the media earlier this week, telling them that “Dak is the starter on this team” and that he understood the situation he was signing into with the Cowboys.

Dalton went on to add that while he understands his role with the Cowboys is to be Prescott's backup, he still believes he can start in this league, stating that the market will look “a little bit different next .”

“I'm going to try to be the biggest asset to this team, try to help out this , help out Dak, help out everybody as much as I can” – Andy Dalton

Of course, the longtime quarterback of the was forced to the open market due to a lackluster which landed the team the first overall pick – and standout quarterback .

2020 with be Andy Dalton's tenth year in the NFL, and while that makes him a veteran it doesn't necessarily make him washed up. We're now seeing quarterbacks play well into their late thirties (and even forties) across the NFL.

Still, his play over the last couple of seasons has certainly dropped and a year as a backup could easily reset the public perception around him. Especially if he's asked to start a game due to , and gets to play with the plethora of weapons this Cowboys offense will deploy.

Overall this remains a smart career move for an aging Dalton, looking to take a gap year of sorts with a talented Cowboys unit. This is not someone who the franchise expects to handle the reigns for 16 games.

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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