Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton took part in the team’s practice session on Monday in a full capacity, meaning he’s on track to return to the lineup in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, per Pro Football Talk.
Dalton suffered a concussion in Week 7 after Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic viciously hit him. The former Cincinnati Bengals gunslinger missed two games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben DiNucci lost versus the Eagles, while Garrett Gilbert took the loss against the Steelers.
While Dalton was out with a concussion, he also landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. His return to practice on Monday indicates he has been cleared from both his concussion and COVID-19 situation.
Andy Dalton was a full practice participant today and is on track to play Sunday at Minnesota.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2020
Andy Dalton has appeared in four games this season for the Cowboys. He has thrown for 452 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
Dallas is 2-7 on the season. The team had Week 10 off as its bye week after losing to the Steelers at home in Week 9. The Cowboys are in third place in the NFC East, the worst division in football by a long shot.
Ever since Dak Prescott was lost for the season, the Cowboys have been a walking disaster on both sides of the ball. While Dalton is better than DiNucci and Gilbert, this isn’t the same Dalton who was a Pro Bowler with the Bengals.