College: TCU | 10 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 10/29/1987
Depth Chart: QB.3
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 47.25
Avg Pts: 4.73
Rank: 40 QB
|Week 5||4.55||Andy Dalton 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)|
Andy Dalton 111 passing yds (5.55 pts)
|Week 6||15.70||Andy Dalton 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)|
Andy Dalton 266 passing yds (13.30 pts)
Andy Dalton 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . A.Cooper for 1 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
Andy Dalton 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
|Week 7||4.35||Andy Dalton 16 rushing yds (1.60 pts)|
Andy Dalton 75 passing yds (3.75 pts)
Andy Dalton 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
|Week 11||22.65||Andy Dalton 5 rushing yds (0.50 pts)|
Andy Dalton 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Andy Dalton 203 passing yds (10.15 pts)
Andy Dalton 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Andy Dalton 6 yd TD pass to Ezekiel Elliott
. . . Andy Dalton 4 yd TD pass to CeeDee Lamb
. . . Andy Dalton 2 yd TD pass to Dalton Schultz
Andy Dalton 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
|Week 12||19.50||23-257yds / 1.6TDs 2-9yds / 0.1TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton struggled mightily earlier in the season when he first replaced injured starter Dak Prescott (ankle), but after missing time due to a concussion and a struggle with COVID-19, Dalton looked the part of an NFL starting quarterback in Week 11. For Week 12, Dalton and the Cowboys get a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Washington Football Team. In what could be a close, low-scoring game, Dalton is likely to be a better "real life" quarterback than a fantasy one this week. He's in the lower-end QB2 list against a tough Washington defensive line.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton returned to the lineup in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings and he completed 22-of-32 passes for 203 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while also rushing for five yards.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton was knocked out of a game at Washington in October, and then he had a bout with COVID-19. He looked good in this one, leading the Cowboys to an upset road win of the previously red-hot Vikings. Despite the three scores, Dalton remains more of a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into a revenge game against Washington on Thanksgiving in Week 12.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton returned to the field in Week 11 and led the Cowboys to their first win since Week 5. Dalton completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts for 203 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He "ran" three times for a total of five yards. Dalton made the Cowboys offense look like an actual NFL offense for the first time in a while. There was some surprise that Garrett Gilbert didn't get a second chance after a decent start last week, but Dalton showed that he can still be at least an average NFL quarterback. He'll have some 2QB and Superflex value for the rest of the season. The Cowboys take on Washington on Thanksgiving.
Dallas Cowboys C Tyler Biadasz (hamstring) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. DE Demarcus Lawrence (illness) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable. DE Randy Gregory (illness) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. QB Andy Dalton (concussion), RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), OG Zack Martin (calf) and LB Joe Thomas (wrist) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton is on track to play after missing nearly a month because of a concussion and illness. He has a very good receiver corps to work with but probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton has not played since the end of October but should be on the field in Week 11. He has a solid group of pass catchers to work with but probably is only a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys C Tyler Biadasz (hamstring) and DE Randy Gregory (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19. DE Demarcus Lawrence (illness) was added to the injury report and also did not practice. QB Andy Dalton (concussion), RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), OG Zack Martin (calf) and LB Joe Thomas (wrist) practiced in full.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton should be back in the lineup this week after a few weeks off. He played well at times since taking over the starting job but probably should only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Updating a previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton and DE Tyrone Crawford were officially activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton will be activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton is on track to play in the Week 11 game after missing the last few weeks. He should be a starting quarterback in two-quarterback leagues and could be a starter in deeper leagues.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (COVID-19) is expected to get the start in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. Dalton struggled in his two starts before going down with a concussion and later dealing with COVID-19. As long as he's healthy though, he should be given the chance to start over Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert actually looked decent in his start though, so Dalton may not be given too many chances if he looks as bad as he did in his Week 7 start. With the struggles of the Cowboys offense all season without Dak Prescott and the uncertainty of Dalton's health and chances in this one, he's shaping up as no better than a QB3.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (illness) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 16. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Dalton looked good during practice and that Dalton is considered day-to-day.
Fantasy Spin: It appears Dalton has a good chance to play in Week 11, but fantasy players will know more about his status later in the week. He will be playing the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 if he is cleared and could be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton was activated from the reserve/COVID list on Monday. Coach Mike McCarthy stated that he and his staff would take things "day by day" with Dalton and the team's quarterback position, but there's every reason to believe Dalton will be starting under center when the Cowboys take the field in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. Since Dak Prescott was lost for the season with an ankle injury, the Cowboys offense has scored just 10.2 points per game on average. Dalton is not Prescott or even close, but he should be able to at least provide something in the passing game.
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that quarterback Andy Dalton is the team's starter whenever he's cleared from the league's COVID-19 protocol. Garrett Gilbert stepped in admirably against the unbeaten Steelers in Week 9, going 21-for-38 for 243 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Dalton has missed time with a concussion and after testing positive for COVID-19. But he'll have extra time to be cleared with the team having their bye in Week 10, so hopefully Dalton will be good to go for Week 11 against the Vikings, where he'll be a low-end QB2 with some upside in two-QB leagues.
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci will not get the start in place of an injured Andy Dalton in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys will instead have practice-squaders Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush compete for the job in practice this week.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Nov. 3, making him ineligible to play in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Spin: Ben DiNucci is set to make his second career start against the Steelers. It should go without saying that basically every Dallas player fantasy owners would typically consider is either best left on the bench this week or a fringe starter at best. Only Ezekiel Elliott should be started in most leagues, and his upside is probably a low-end RB2 at best.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (concussion) will miss his second straight game in Week 9 against the Steelers after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, according to multiple sources. Dalton sustained a concussion in Week 7 that kept him out of the Week 8 loss to the Eagles, but COVID-19 will keep him from facing the Steelers this weekend. It's more bad news for a sinking Cowboys team that looked anemic on offense against Philadelphia last Sunday night. Rookie signal-caller Ben DiNucci will get another start after looking like a deer in headlights against the Eagles while going 21-for-40 for 180 yards and two lost fumbles. He's taken seven sacks in two games while filling in for Dalton the last two weeks. The Steelers Defense will be a top fantasy play in Week 9.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) has not cleared the concussion protocol at this point, but the team is optimistic about his availability for Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to monitor Dalton's practice participation during the week to see if he will be cleared to play. He will be facing one of the top defenses in the NFL and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) is doing 'significantly better,' according to head coach Mike McCarthy, who added that Dalton is close to returning. Dalton is expected to start in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton hasn't played well since Dak Prescott went down, and dealing with Pittsburgh's rush doesn't sound particularly pleasant. While he's clearly a notch or two above Ben DiNucci, Dalton doesn't rate as a starting fantasy QB.
The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Luke Gifford, QB Andy Dalton, WR Malik Turner and CB Reggie Robinson II inactive for Week 8.