It’s been a frustrating offseason for Dallas Cowboys fans and it’s only getting worse. Tight end Dalton Schultz is seeking a new contract but doesn’t appear to be getting one anytime soon.
According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Schultz and the Cowboys are “not close” to an extension.
Under the franchise tag, Schultz will make $10.9 million this season according to Spotrac. The soon-to-be 26-year-old sat out the team’s optional OTAs to raise urgency on a new contract.
“Cowboys and TE Dalton Schultz are not close on an extension,” Gehlken Tweeted on June 24. “Despite his career being emblematic of the franchise’s draft-and-develop ‘lifeline,’ Schultz may have to wait for the long-term contract he’s earned.”
Schultz, 25, was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round out of Stanford in 2018.
In 2021, Schultz appeared in all 17 games for the Cowboys and recorded 78 receptions on 104 targets for 808 yards and eight touchdowns.