According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Cowboys and TE Dalton Schultz “currently stand far apart” in regards to a contract extension. Gehlken writes that “talks would need to take on a new life to culminate in a contract.” (Yahoo Sports)
Shultz broke out last season to the tune of 78 receptions, 808 receiving yards, and 8 touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough for Schultz to finish the 2021 season as the TE3 in standard, half PPR, and PPR formats. The Cowboys placed a franchise tag on Schultz earlier this offseason, but the fourth-year TE has made it clear that he wants a long-term contract. Schultz skipped the team’s voluntary OTAs due to frustrations about the contract negotiation process, but he showed up to June’s mandatory minicamp, a sign that he won’t hold out if a contract extension isn’t reached. Schultz is currently ranked as the TE6 according to FantasyPros ECR and is being drafted as a fifth-round pick according to Underdog ADP. The Cowboys’ offense has a sizable amount of vacated targets with Amari Cooper’s departure and Schultz could be the main beneficiary with defenses likely to key in on WR CeeDee Lamb.