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."
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Thank you Cincinnati for the past 9 years. 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 a better everyday. Thank you to the Cincinnati community for supporting the @ajdfoundation. We could not have made the impact we did without y’all. Thank you @jjdalton5 for always supporting me and being by my side every step of the way. I am blessed that we are on this journey together. We will always cherish our time in Cincinnati. Who Dey!