New Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton claims he is happy to be with the Cowboys and he is looking forward to playing to one of the most popular NFL franchises. Dalton, who was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, changed teams for the first time in his career this offseason when he signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys.
"To sign a one-year deal here in Dallas, to be a part of a good organization, a team that is very talented and to be around a great coach, and to be able to stay at home," Dalton said. "I think that all those factors played into it, and I'm excited."
Dalton wants to help Dak Prescott
Dalton, who was a starter while with the Bengals, is now set for a backup role on the Cowboys team. But he has no problems with it and he is looking forward to sharing his experience and knowledge with the team's starting quarterback Prescott.
"Dak's been great ever since I signed here. I feel like our relationship has just gotten better and better, we've gotten to know each other really well," Dalton said. "It's been a fun working relationship.
I told him I'm here to help him and serve in any way I can and bring my experience to the quarterback room. I'm excited about the opportunities we're going to have this year." Dalton says he could also help two younger quarterbacks the Cowboys also have on their roster.
"It could be a rotation. It could be a linebacker position that is tipping off something else," Dalton said. "It may not be covered. It may not be said. But it may be something I would be thinking about, so I kind of bring it up, 'Hey what do you see here.
What is going to happen next when this happens?' That just comes with the experience of playing." Dalton has made three Pro Bowls since coming to the league in 2011. "It definitely gives you a different perspective on it.
To go back and look at it, I have played in a lot of games," he said. Dalton knows he may not get a lot of playing time this year but he is not worried about that. "This year, if I'm not playing, the rest my body will get could be a good thing and set me up for the next half of my career," Dalton said.