The Cowboys wasted no time double stamping Andy Dalton as QB1 coming out of their Week 10 bye, with both owner Jerry Jones and VP of Player Personnel Stephen Jones taking to the airwaves to rub Dalton's back, after the veteran missed two consecutive weeks with injury.
"Andy is," he told 105.3FM the Fan on Tuesday. "When we signed Andy, I really thought we had arguably the best backup quarterback that I've ever been associated with, and we've had some good ones with Jason Garrett and I don't want to go over guys like that -- Bernie Kosar -- which are names that are from the past. But still, to have Andy Dalton as your backup quarterback when in fact Andy is, in my mind, a very legitimate starter."
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The story said sources told CBS to not rule out the possibility of Gilbert as starter in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings for a variety of reasons, despite team comments. The story also said they may be leaning Dalton because the team signed him this offseason to a one-year deal that included a $2 million signing bonus and $3 million in total guarantees.