Andy Dalton reached out to Dak right after he was signed
Andy Dalton has reportedly made contact with quarterback Dak Prescott.
When Dalton was signed with the Dallas Cowboys, many speculated that Dalton was out for his job. That was not the case according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
“Not long after signing with the Cowboys, Andy Dalton reached out to Dak Prescott via text message saying he was here to help.”
Those are some team-friendly words. Ever since the signing, Prescott has been getting hammered on social media for his contract being dragged out. Some even believe that Prescott may even hold out, which would lead to Dalton being the starter.
According to Archer, Dalton is not thinking about any of that.
“My mindset is, I’m going to try to be the biggest asset to this team, try to help out this offense, help out Dak, help out everybody as much as I can,” Dalton said on a conference call with beat reporters. “It’s a different perspective for me since I’ve been a starter the last nine years, but I understand the position I’m coming into and the role I’m going to play.”
Not long after signing with the Cowboys, Andy Dalton reached out to Dak Prescott via text message saying he was here to help .“My mindset is, I’m going try to be the biggest asset to this team, try to help out this offense, help out Dak, help out… https://t.co/o8Q3iXfPjZ
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) May 6, 2020
Dalton is a three-time Pro Bowler that threw for a career-high 33 touchdown passes in 2013. If Prescott goes down with an injury, he can continue to make an impact in games, which is exactly the point he was trying to make when he texted Dak.
“Dak has played really well,” Dalton said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “I knew the situation I was coming into. . . . Dak is the starter on this team. If for some reason he was to go down, I will be able to step in and help this team.”