Dallas was forced to turn to seventh-round QB Ben DiNucci as their starting quarterback last week and the results weren’t great.
The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.
Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.
Dalton, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2011. He was entering the final year of his seven-year, $97.09 million contract, which included $17 million guaranteed when Cincinnati cut him loose.
Dalton stood to make a base salary of $17.5 million in 2020 when the Bengals opted to release him. He signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys back in May.
In 2020, he’s appeared in four games and recorded 52 completions on 85 pass attempts (61.2 percent) for 452 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.