QB Dalton returns to practice for Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback carousel could turn again this weekend, as backup quarterback Andy Dalton returned to practice Monday.
Signed in May to back up starter Dak Prescott, Dalton has missed two games since sustaining a concussion on a hit by Washington linebacker Jon Bostic on Oct. 25. Placed in the league’s concussion protocol that day, Dalton also landed on Dallas’ reserve/COVID-19 list early this month.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Dalton is “cleared for practice and had a good day today. We had a mock game-type practice for us, and he was a full participant.”
Dalton came in during the Cowboys’ Oct. 11 game against the New York Giants after Prescott went down with a gruesome, season-ending ankle injury. Dallas (2-7) won that game on a field goal in the last minute.
With Dalton hurt two games later, third- and fourth-stringers Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert have started for Dallas, which has lost four straight and is coming off a bye week.
Dalton has thrown for 452 yards this season with one touchdown and three interceptions while completing 61.2 percent of his passes. The 33-year-old veteran spent his first nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, throwing for 31,594 yards and 204 touchdowns with 118 interceptions. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his time in Cincinnati.
The Cowboys travel to face the Minnesota Vikings (3-5) on Sunday.
–Field Level Media