Cowboys tight end is reported to be leaving the remaining Dallas’ voluntary OOTAs.
Tom Pelissero reports that Cowboys-tagged TE Dalton Schultz, Cowboys franchise-tagged TE, was frustrated by the current state of the contract talks and informed the Cowboys team that he wouldn’t be attending the remaining voluntary OTAs.
Frustrated by the state of contract talks, #Cowboys franchise-tagged TE Dalton Schultz informed the team he won’t attend the rest of voluntary OTAs, per sources.
Schultz already signed his franchise tender, locking in a $10.931 million salary for 2022 if no deal by July 15.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 6, 2022
He added, “Schultz has already signed his franchise tender, locking him in to a $10.931million salary for 2022 if there is no deal by July 15.
The Cleveland Browns signed the franchise tag TE David Njoku to an almost-$57 million four-year deal in May.
According to reports, the contract offers $28 million in guaranteed payments
When asked about his contract situation two weeks ago, Dalton Schultz said he was leaving all of that up to his agent and he was focused on OTAs. The Cowboys are entering their final week of voluntary OTAs. They will have mandatory minicamp next week at The Star https://t.co/Vf9Z7Cx6Qa
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 6, 2022
Dalton Schultz, who broke out in 2020 has been one of Dak Preston’s most reliable targets. The 6-foot-5, 5-foot-tall tight end gathered 78 balls last season for 808 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 games (including 15 starts).
Talks over contract negotiations have remained largely deadlocked between the sides this offseason. It appears that Schultz may have priced himself out of any deal with the Cowboys.