Andy Dalton clears protocols, returns to practice for Cowboys
After he was recently placed in both the concussion protocol and the reserve/COVID-19 list, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton is back on the practice field. According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Dalton was a full participant in the team’s shortened practice on Monday.
Dalton suffered a concussion on an illegal hit from Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic. The Cowboys lost that game 25-3 in the nation’s capital on Sunday, Oct. 25. After that, Dalton was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Although McCarthy did not give any indication on who would get the starting nod this week against the Minnesota Vikings, executive vice president Stephen Jones recently said publicly that Dalton would assume the starting role once he is able.
McCarthy added that conditioning will be a factor in the team’s decision, but the head coach was optimistic about Dalton’s performance thus far, stating that he is, “…off to a good start.” In four games, Dalton has completed 52 of his 85 pass attempts for 452 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. For more sports coverage, click here.