'Thank you, Cincinnati, for the past 9 years'; Dallas-bound Dalton bids farewell to Cincinnati

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Posted at 10:33 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 09:57:19-04

Andy Dalton is going home to Texas to be Dak Prescott's backup for the Dallas Cowboys, bidding Cincinnati farewell after nine years as the Bengals' quarterback.

The Cowboys confirmed in a Saturday night tweet that the team and Dalton have agreed on a one-year contract.

The deal guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million.

Dalton was born in the Houston area and led TCU to its only undefeated season in the past 81 years in 2010. The Bengals released their nine-year starter after drafting LSU's Joe Burrow first overall.

On Sunday, Dalton issued a thank you on his Instagram page to the city he called home for nearly a decade.

"Thank you Cincinnati for the past 9 years," he wrote. "There are countless memories that will be with me forever. I am thankful for the friendships, my teammates, coaches, and the organization. Y’all pushed me to be better everyday."