Dalton's COVID-19 diagnosis came directly after he suffered the first concussion of his career on a late shot to the head by Washington linebacker Jon Bostic in Week 8.
Dalton, signed by the Cowboys in the offseason to back up Dak Prescott, took over as the team's starter after a devastating ankle injury to Prescott in Week Five.
Dalton told reporters the whole thing was actually pretty scary. he says the virus hit him HARD the first day - AND his wife and kids ended up coming down with it as well.
The QB added he is still trying to get his senses of smell and taste back. "By the end of it, I was ready to get out of quarantine and get back up here".
"Everybody is good now", Dalton said.
Elsewhere in the NFC East, current leaders the Eagles (3-5-1) have placed five players on the COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. "So we're all healthy and back to normal".
The past can not be changed, but the future sits to be written.
"Everything is out in front of us", Dalton said.
"Some games we feel like we have had chances in; all of that stuff doesn't matter at this point. We have to think about these next seven games, and that is all our focus is - what we have in front of us". Dallas needs Dalton to jump right back in and lead a winning streak if the dimming hopes of winning the division are to stay alive.