Dalton Schultz and Dallas Cowboys reached a $10.931 million one year deal in March. This would provide the Cowboys with the services of the reliable tight end at least for the duration of the 2022 NFL Season. Schultz isn’t satisfied. He continues to search for an extension deal, which seems unlikely — at least for the moment.
“Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki and Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz are aiming for long-term pacts, but deals do not appear imminent for any of the quartet, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Friday.”
In the 2021 NFL season, Schultz was a major force downfield for Cowboys. He produced exactly what anyone would want from a player with an expiring contract. The Cowboys’ campaign ended with 808 receiving yards, eight touchdowns, 78 receptions, and 104 targets. Schultz was a consistent weapon for Dak Prescott who was always looking for Schultz to make things work when they were in the red zone. Schultz was the Cowboys’ most successful receiver last season, with five touchdowns from targets within the 20-yard line. He was targeted there twelve times, and he was able to catch eight of them.
Schultz, who is only 25 years old is still in his prime. This is something the Cowboys should consider when considering whether to extend the money or risk losing him when free agency comes around.