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Andy Dalton says Dallas is “best opportunity for this year” to set up his future

Andy Dalton started for most of the past nine seasons in Cincinnati, taking the first snap in 133 of a possible 144 games after the Bengals drafted him out of TCU. Now, Dalton will serve as Dak Prescott‘s backup. In an appearance on The Adam Schefter Podcast, Dalton said signing with the Cowboys was “the [more]

Seventeen players will have fifth-year options exercised

Teams have until 11:59:59 p.m. ET to decide on fifth-year options for the first-round picks from 2017. Some teams already publicly have committed. Based on media reports, others have made their decisions, too. Running back Christian McCaffrey, the eighth overall choice in 2017, is the only one of the 32 picks from the draft class [more]

Andy Dalton protects Cowboys against a Dak Prescott training-camp holdout

Andy Dalton may never be the starting quarterback in Dallas, but to the extent that the Cowboys need a starting quarterback before the season starts, Dalton could be it. Dalton’s arrival gives the Cowboys a QB1 during Dak’s decision not to participate in the virtual offseason program. Dalton also protects the Cowboys against what could [more]

Andy Dalton thanks Cincinnati in goodbye post

Andy Dalton spent nine seasons in Cincinnati. Dalton replaced Carson Palmer upon arrival as a second-round draft choice. Palmer held out and retired before the Bengals traded him to the Raiders during the 2011 season. His first five seasons, Dalton went 50-26-1 and led the Bengals to the postseason all five seasons. He could not [more]

Yet another Sunday PFT mailbag

It’s a new tradition in these parts, one that keeps me a little less bored than I’d otherwise be on the slowest news day of the week. Hopefully, it keeps you a little less bored, too. Plenty of questions were submitted via Twitter. The best 10 are answered below. And we’ll do it again next [more]

Andy Dalton signing before Cam Newton isn’t a surprise

Some have asked how and why a quarterback like Andy Dalton could find another job before a quarterback like Cam Newton. On the surface, it definitely seems odd; Newton is a former MVP and, when healthy, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league. But “when healthy” is one of the biggest impediments to [more]

Half of the 2017 draft Top 10 picks had their fifth-year options declined

The Top 10 of the 2017 NFL draft had some notable misses. That’s why half of the Top 10 picks had their fifth-year options declined. Generally speaking, a player who has performed up to expectations will have his fifth-year option picked up, while a player who has fallen short will have his option declined. And [more]

Andy Dalton gets a shot at the open market in 2021

With plenty of interest in his services, quarterback Andy Dalton has opted for a spot on the Cowboys’ depth chart for a season. Given that starter Dak Prescott has never missed a game, Dalton’s best-case scenario will be to serve as an understudy and get himself ready for a crack at the open market next [more]

Cowboys sign Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton is heading back home to Texas. Dalton, who grew up in Texas and played his college football at TCU, is signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys, PFT has confirmed. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the deal guarantees Dalton $3 million and gives him the opportunity to make up to $7 million. [more]

Report: Bengals decline John Ross’ fifth-year option

The Bengals made John Ross the ninth overall choice in the 2017 draft, the final selection before the Chiefs took Patrick Mahomes and three choices before Deshaun Watson went to Houston. Ross hasn’t lived up to it, and thus, it comes as no surprise that, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bengals have informed [more]

Marvin Lewis on Andy Dalton: “Wherever he ends up, he’ll be an asset”

In each of the first five years of Andy Dalton‘s career, the Bengals made the playoffs. His coach for those five seasons, and three after that, was Marvin Lewis. Lewis spoke to PFT by phone on Friday regarding Dalton, who was cut by the Bengals on Thursday. “Wherever he ends up,” Lewis said of Dalton, [more]

Andy Dalton: No trade because teams knew Bengals would release me

The Bengals released quarterback Andy Dalton on Thursday in a move that came after the team made an effort to trade their longtime starter. The Bears were thought to be a potential landing spot, but they dealt for Nick Foles instead and Dalton was left with no other trade options as teams knew the Bengals [more]

Bengals re-sign Josh Tupou

Defensive lineman Josh Tupou is back with the Bengals. The Bengals announced that they have re-signed Tupou on Friday afternoon. It’s a one-year, $2.133 million contract for Tupou, who was tendered as a restricted free agent at the original round level. Tupou initially joined the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in May 2017 and [more]

Will the Patriots make a play for Andy Dalton?

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is available. Few starting jobs are. For one team, however, questions have lingered regarding the guy at the top of the depth chart. In New England, Jarrett Stidham is the guy. And reports from March indicated that the Patriots weren’t interested in Dalton. But the Bengals hoped at the time to [more]

Bengals officially release Andy Dalton

The Andy Dalton era officially has ended in Cincinnati. The Bengals have announced the release of Dalton, a second-round pick in 2011. He led the team to five straight playoff berths. “Andy will always hold a special place with this franchise, and I know that he holds a special place in my heart,” owner Mike [more]

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