A week after drafting LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, the Bengals have released their long-time starter Andy Dalton. Following the free agent additions of D.J. Reader, Trae Waynes, Vonn Bell, and others, the Bengals likely could not afford Dalton's $17.7 million cap hit this season. The team will not carry any dead cap money from the release.
UPDATE: Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Dalton is signing with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton owns a home in Dallas, and now he'll be working there too.
Former Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton is signing a one-year deal worth up to $7 million that includes $3 million guaranteed with the Dallas Cowboys, source tells ESPN.
Dalton is returning to Texas.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2020