Andy Dalton’s era in Cincinnati ended when the team cut him from the roster, but he wasted no time taking his talents down south to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
Even though he’s going from perennial starter to backup, he has put himself in position to succeed financially if the team looks as good on the field as they do on paper.
Todd Archer of ESPN reported that Dalton could earn quite a bit of more money if he surpasses a few different marks and helps Dallas win a Super Bowl.
“The one-year contract quarterback Andy Dalton agreed to Saturday with the Dallas Cowboys to be Dak Prescott’s backup guarantees him $3 million — a $1 million signing bonus and a $2 million base salary — but could be worth up to $7 million,” writes the aforementioned Archer.
“So, what must Dalton do to earn the remaining $4 million? Help the Cowboys to a win in Super Bowl LV, and play 50 percent of the snaps in the biggest game of the year and 35% of the snaps in the regular season.”
Dalton is no stranger to the postseason, as he got there in 4-straight seasons as a member of the Bengals. His only problem was delivering a victory and which is why he is 0-4.
The Cowboys have not been to a Super Bowl since all the way back in 1995, winning just 4 playoff games since then.